Recent Sir Henry Dale Fellowship appointments

27 March 2015

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has today published a list of recent recipients of the prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowships. The scheme is run together with the Wellcome Trust.

The Sir Henry Dale Fellowships were created for outstanding post-doctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based, independent research career addressing an important biomedical question.

The scheme supports research ranging from the molecules and cells vital to life and their role in the global spread of disease, to clinical and public health research seeking to improve the quality of healthcare. It can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field, and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches.

The newly appointed fellowship holders are working on a wide variety of subjects including female infertility, autism spectrum disorders with associated intellectual disability, human brain plasticity and the use of stem cell-based strategies for the regeneration of irradiated tissues.

The full list of appointments is as follows:

Dr Maria Alcolea - University of Cambridge
Stem cell fate and plasticity in oesophageal wound healing

Dr Oliver Bannard - University of Oxford
Exploring how the germinal center cellular program promotes efficient affinity maturation

Dr Jimena Berni - University of Cambridge
Hox genes and the diversification of neuronal Circuits

Dr Kok-Lung Chan - University of Sussex
Molecular basis of inheritable DNA lesions on genome transformation

Dr Maria Christophoru - University of Edinburgh
Protein citrullination in cell physiology and disease

Dr Paul Conduit - University of Cambridge
Investigating the spatiotemporal regulation of microtubule nucleation in Drosophila

Dr Julia Cordero - University of Glasgow
Regulation of stem cell function during tissue homeostasis and transformation

Dr Rebecca Corrigan - University of Sheffield
Functional characterisation of (p)ppGpp in Staphylococcus aureus: essential messengers required for stress adaption and survival

Dr Nicholas Croucher - Imperial College London
Evolutionary dynamics underlying pneumococcal genomic diversity

Dr Owen Davies - Newcastle University
The molecular structure and function of the human synaptonemal complex in meiosis

Dr Philip Elks - University of Sheffield
Manipulation of host hypoxia signalling as a therapeutic strategy for mycobacterial infection

Dr Sarah Flanagan - University of Exeter
Applying the power of genetics to increase knowledge of underlying mechanisms of recessively inherited congenital hyperinsulinism

Dr Rachel Freathy - University of Exeter
Using genetics to understand how the maternal intrauterine environment influences fetal growth

Dr Elizabeth Fullam - University of Warwick
Understanding the role of sugar transporters in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr Matthew Gold - University College London
Local cyclic AMP signalling in synpatic plasticity

Dr John Grainger - University of Manchester
Understanding the role of consequences of systemic monocyte conditioning during infection

Dr Matthew Hepworth - University of Manchester
Innate immune regulation of pathologic CD4+ T cell responses in inflammatory disease

Dr Clare Howarth - University of Sheffield
The role of astrocytes in neurovascular coupling in health and aging

Dr Meritxell Huch - University of Cambridge
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of adult liver regeneration

Dr Daniel Lawson - University of Bristol
Statistical methodology for population genetics inference from massive datasets with applications in epidemiology

Dr Gloria Lopez-Castejon - University of Manchester
How regulation of deubiquitination by danger signals modulates and orchestrates the inflammatory response

Dr Tamar Makin - University of Oxford
Pushing the boundaries of human brain plasticity through sensory deprivation and learning

Dr Victoria Male - University College London
Natural killer cell subsets in the liver: phenotype, function and role in obesity-induced liver disease

Dr Emily Osterweil - University of Edinburgh
Differential regulation of protein synthesis in synpatic plasticity and autism spectrum disorders with associated intellectual disability (ASD/ID)

Dr Bryn Owen - Imperial College London
Female infertility: deciphering the mechanisms that perturb ERa-signalling in the hypothalamus

Dr Ede Rancz - MRC National Institute of Medical Research
Visuo-spatial processing in retrosplenial cortex

Dr Anthony Roberts - Birkbeck, University of London
Mechanisms and decisions in microtubule-based intracellular transport

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri - Babraham Institute
Regulation of immune function by the transcription factor BACH2

Dr Jerome Sallet - University of Oxford
Neuroethology of social decisions in primates

Dr Philipp Voigt - University of Edinburgh
Roles of symmetric and asymmetric histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation in gene repression and epigenetic inheritance

Appointments were made in either May or October 2014.