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About: Andreas Prokop

Communication officer of the British Society for Developmental Biology

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BBSRC-funded postdoc position – neuronal ageing

Posted by on June 26th, 2018

BBSRC funded postdoc position in the laboratory of Natalia Sanchez-Soriano (, to study the cell biology of neuronal ageing and the underlying mechanisms.  The aim of the project is to understand the harmful changes that neurons undergo at the subcellular level during ageing, and unravel the cascade of events that cause them, with a focus[…]

Matthew Cobb: What makes great biology?

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Prof. Matthew Cobb (The University of Manchester) Plenary talk given at the School of Biological Sciences symposium on Friday, 12 January 2018 Matthew Cobb is an inspiring advocate and communicator of science, in particular of biology. This is clearly reflected in his books and articles about the history of biology (and beyond), and his various[…]

A community approach to science communication

Posted by on December 14th, 2017

Science communication (scicomm) has become a buzz term in the current science landscape. I fully support its importance and have been a scicomm “activist” for over 6 years. My initiatives promote the enormous importance of Developmental Biology as a key discipline of the biomedical sciences (see our advocacy campaign); within this context, I put specific[…]

Manchester PhD position on neuronal development, ageing & degeneration

Posted by on October 17th, 2017

The University of Manchester, 2018/19 BBSRC DTP PhD Project Understanding tubulin regulation during neuronal development, ageing and degeneration Axons are slender, up-to-a-meter long, cable-like extensions of neurons which form the nerves and nerve tracts that wire our bodies and brain. These delicate cellular structures have to be maintained for an organism’s life time and are[…]

MRC DTP studentship in Manchester: Cell biology of neurodegeneration

Posted by on October 18th, 2016

Dementia causes enormous personal hardship and costs the UK ~£23 billion every year. The second most common form is Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). About 40% of FTLD cases have genetic causes, with >8% involving abnormal aggregate-forming GA, GR, PR, GP and AP dipeptide repeat proteins (DPRs). This project will gain new understanding of this type[…]

Two Neuro-PhD Positions in Manchester: Mathematical Modelling & Neurodegeneration

Posted by on November 21st, 2015

Two positions are available as part of two Research Council-funded doctoral training programmes at The University of Manchester, the first one supported by the BBSRC and the second one by the MRC. Both projects involve work on the fruit fly Drosophila as a highly efficient and relevant model organism to study fundamental mechanisms of neuronal[…]