Congratulations to Beverley Hunt, Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King’s College London, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, recognising her services to patients and medical research.
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Abstract submission for the 2019 Platelet Society meeting in Cambridge is now open. Please use the link below to submit your abstract. Abstract submission will close on the 14th June. https://goo.gl/forms/vY8F5yVajrkrctR03 Further information about the meeting can be found on the platelet society webpage.
Congratulations to Dr Amanda Unsworth on her new position as Lecturer in Haematology at Manchester Metropolitan University (School of Healthcare Science). Amanda is well know to many platelet researchers having completed her PhD between the Oxford and Birmingham platelet labs, before doing her post-doc at Reading. Amanda was also the chair of the recent GRS meeting on […]
Report by Dr Amanda Unsworth, Manchester Metropolitan University The 2019, Gordon Research Conference and its associated Gordon Research Seminar for Early Career Researchers for the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets was held in Galveston, Texas, US (23rd February – 1st March). The GRS was held 2 days prior to the main meeting and consisted […]
Many congratulations to Sarah Daniels, a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University with Dr Sarah Jones and Prof Yvonne Alexander, who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Risk Stratification for Thrombosis in Type 2 Diabetic Patients’ on 17th January. The thesis was examined by Prof Khalid Naseem (University of Leeds) and Dr Garry McDowell (MMU). […]
UK based platelet researchers, including members of The Platelet Society, attended the recent Gordon Research Conference on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets in Galvaston, Texas. In addition, Dr Amanda Unsworth of Manchester metropolitan Unversity, was the chair of the Gordon Research Symposium, a 2 day focused meeting for ECRs that ran before the […]
Initial details of the 2019 Platelet Society Meeting have been posted to the events page. Further details will be sent our soon, but in the meantime, put the date in your diary. Don’t forget that members of the Platelet Society will receive a discount on registration! Platelet Society Meeting
Congratulations go to Abdullah Khan, PhD student at the University of Birmingham with Neil Morgan and Steve Thomas, who passed his PhD viva on the 21st November. His thesis on “Applying CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing and PALM Super-Resolution Microscopy To Investigate Molecular Causes of Inherited Thrombocytopenias” was examined by Dr Markus Bender (University of Wuerzburg) and Prof. […]
Genomics Workshop Cambridge, UK 17th – 19th September 2018 As scientists we are spoilt with the amount of data that we have available to understand biology and how this goes wrong in disease. The scale of the data is, however, enormous, and therefore understanding how to use it effectively is a challenge. A pertinent […]
The 2nd Joint Meeting of the International Society of Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis and the Plasminogen Activation Workshop. Edinburgh 2018 Report by Alex Slater, University of Birmingham The 2018 proteolysis and fibrinolysis meeting was held in Edinburgh and consisted of three and half days of talks and poster sessions. This meeting was focused largely on the […]