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‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

Researchers from the Department say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders. Details of this new research are published today in the journal Nature.

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A newly discovered enterovirus protein facilitates virus growth in gut epithelial cells

A new study led by Valeria Lulla and Andrew Firth from the Division of Virology has just been published in Nature Microbiology.

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New insights into an essential bacterial protein trafficking system

The Koronakis lab has published a new paper in PNAS that sheds light on a key protein trafficking system essential for the survival and pathogenicity of many bacteria.

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New insights into early interactions between Chlamydia and mammalian host cells

A new study led by Dr Richard Hayward illuminating how the pathogenic bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis enters mammalian host cells has just been published in PLoS Pathogens.

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Path mentors

Members of our Department are available to all staff to provide advice and guidance in specific areas, including applying for funding, career progression and teaching.

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Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Portal

Our new Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing portal has been launched.

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Athena SWAN

The Department has achieved an Athena SWAN bronze award.

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Ita Askonas Bursaries

The Ita Askonas Bursaries are intended to allow postdoctoral researchers in the fields of infection and immunology to pursue specific research projects or networking opportunities at another institution, either to further their current research project, or to generate new areas of research. Details for the next round of applications will be available soon.

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