September 2016


Matt & Tim representing FKNE in Brussels!

As part of the FENS-Kavli Network’s commitment to bettering the future of early-career researchers, Matt joined Tim Vogels on a flying collaborative visit to the European Commission this month.  We’ve been collecting data all summer on the status of grant funding for early-career researchers across Europe (if you’re a young PI and still haven’t completed our survey, you can find it here), and we went to discuss our preliminary findings with a diverse team from Commissioner Carlos Moedas’s Research, Science & Innovation cabinet.  It was a great, super-interactive meeting where we found a lot of common ground, and we forged some exciting plans for the future.  Let’s hope this is a first step in influencing things for the better…

Back in the lab, we’ve welcomed Andres Crespo to our team!  Andres has joined us as a Research Technician, supporting all of our work but focusing especially on our IRP-funded project on olfactory nerve regeneration.  Our epigenetics team Darren & Marcela have both been making connections in the world of single-cell analysis – Darren at the Single Cell Genomics meeting at the Wellcome Genome Campus, and Marcela at the Brain Mosaic meeting in Leuven.  And congratulations to Barbara, who successfully completed her MSc project with us this month.

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