Professor Andres Ramos receives new MRC programme grant

July 2018

Congratulations to Professor Andres Ramos on being awarded an MRC Programme grant for the project: ‘Molecular mechanisms regulating mRNA transport and local translation in neurons‘.

The research will investigate the crucial role played by RNA binding proteins in the regulation of the transport and translation of mRNAs in dendritic and axonal locations. The regulation of mRNA translation in space and time creates distinct local biochemical environments in the cell, which are essential in mediating inter-neuronal communication and establishing neuronal networks.

This MRC programme is a collaboration between groups at ISMB, the UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, the Francis Crick Institute, the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The grant will run from 2018 to 2023.