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Welcome to Mona, Brown Lab research technician

April 2021  We are very happy to welcome Mona Etorban who has joined the Brown Lab as a research technician. She is being trained by Martina and is already getting to know the keratinocytes …

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BEEP study published in The Lancet

January 2020  The Brown Lab provided genetic expertise for the DNA analysis of samples from children taking part in the BEEP study – Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention – to test whether emollients used from soon after birth could help to prevent eczema. Unfortunately this wonderfully cheap, simple intervention proved ineffective (and a parallel paper […]

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Sheila retires after many years of contribution to science research

July 2020  At the end of July, we said ‘farewell’ to Sheila, our brilliant lab technician, as she left the Brown Lab. Exciting travel plans are currently on hold, but we wish Sheila a very happy and fulfilling retirement.

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Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship

August 2020  In August 2020 Sara was awarded a renewal of her Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship. This highly competitive and prestigious award provides substantial funding for the lab to grow and develop over the next 5 years. We will continue to pursue more challenging and important questions in eczema genetic research, using the skin organoid […]

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The Brown Lab is on the move…

October 2020  Sara has accepted a position as Chair of Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh – a great opportunity to join other world-leading genetics research groups in the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine within the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. The Brown Lab will be re-locating in December 2020.

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COVID-19 impact on the lab

March-July 2020  Our labs closed in response to the COVID-19 lockdown and bench work was put on hold. Sara volunteered to work fulltime for NHS Tayside in Ninewells Hospital whilst the rest of the group continued to work from home where possible. In July we were delighted to gradually get back to work in the […]

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Public Engagement

‘Seven Myths and Truths About Healthy Skin’ becomes the most read TC article

August 2019   The Conversation article ‘Seven Myths and Truths About Healthy Skin’ becomes the most read TC article released from the University of Dundee to date – over 360,000 reads worldwide – and it is translated into Spanish ‘Mitos y realidades sobre la salud de la piel’.

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Bringing more expertise to the Brown lab

July 2019  Bringing more expertise to the Brown lab: William Nicholson awarded bursary to attend the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course on Proteomics Bioinformatics.

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Kim Morrison wins prize for best talk at the Scottish Skin Biology Club

May 2019 Our brilliant PhD student (funded by the BSF) Kim Morrison wins prize for best talk at the Scottish Skin Biology Club meeting.

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Sara Brown appointed Chair of Wellcome Trust …

April 2019  Sara Brown appointed Chair of the Wellcome Trust Genetics Genomics and Population Research Expert Review Group.