About Sophie Acton

Dr Sophie Acton Group Leader

#NewPI Survey

How did you go about find a host institution for your fellowship application? How did you choose a department when applying for a lectureship? How well supported are you in your new position as a principle investigator?   Personally, I didn’t ‘negotiate’ particularly, and when I was applying (in 2014), I’m not sure I would have [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:55:27+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Gap Analysis – MATLAB

This is the analysis used in the manuscript from my postdoctoral work with Caetano Reis e Sousa. I can't take the credit, it was designed and written by Rob Jenkins from the group of Erik Sahai. It's a very neat little script which will analyse the spaces between objects, by fitting a series on circles of [...]

By |2017-03-10T15:48:13+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Research|0 Comments

I lost my histones…. what does this mean?

We recently under took a series of phospho proteomics screening projects with Dr Chris Tape. This was to examine the very changes to phosphorylation signalling events in fibroblastic reticular cells when in contact with dendritic cells, and has given us some very interesting hits which we are now working with. We expected no changes to the total [...]

By |2017-03-09T22:32:07+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Projects|0 Comments

CRUK-funded PhD project – recruiting now for September 2017

This is a joint project between our lab and Professor Alison Lloyd at the MRC LMCB. Fully funded by Cancer Research UK for 4 years. Project Description Nerves innervate nearly every tissue and innervation has a critical role in tissue regeneration and wound repair, with Schwann cells playing a major role in the regulation of this process. [...]

By |2017-02-07T16:21:08+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lotte joins the lab!

Excellent start to the new year! Lotte do Winde has won a prestigious postdoctoral Rubicon fellowship from the Netherlands organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and will join the lab in April! http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html A well-deserved and fantastic achievement, we can’t wait to have her working with us at the LMCB. Lotte’s project will be to examine [...]

By |2017-01-18T15:12:06+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Team|0 Comments

Applications for the L’Oreal for women in science fellowships 2017 are now open

The applications for the L’Oreal for women in science fellowships 2017 are now open! As a winner of one of these awards in 2016 I have had many postdocs reach out to me asking for advice on their applications, and been asked ‘what’s the trick to getting the interview?’ Well I don’t know about any trick, [...]

By |2017-01-18T15:10:42+00:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Funding, opinion|0 Comments
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