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Science in Health – Live 2014

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

The Cardiff CLL Research group contributed to Science in Health Live 2014 today. We had over forty students from local school visit the lab and hear about our work. Professor Chris Pepper entertained pupils from his former school, St Cyres, with stories of flow cytometry; Dr Beth Walsby talked to students from Ysgol Bryntawe about
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Modelling leukemic cell migration – in press

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

It started off as a crazy idea and now it’s a paper in Blood. It’s the culmination of fundraising, sample collection and hours of experiments. We have developed a new system to study CLL. Lymphocytes are pumped around a structure where they encounter multiple different environments, similar to what happens in a patient. This makes the
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Congratulations, Sophie…

Posted on 17 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

Dr Sophie Betteridge has completed her corrections and has had them approved for submission to Cardiff University. Well done and congratulations, Sophie! Here’s a picture of Sophie presenting her work. Sophie is now working as the AML Research Coordinator in the Haematology Clinical Trials Unit.
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‘Desert Lifeline’ launch

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Paul Brennan

Today, Professor Chris Pepper, Dr Elisabeth Walsby and Dr Liam Morgan attended the ‘Desert Lifeline’ launch event  held by Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR) who are a major source of funding for the Cardiff CLL group. The event, which took place at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay and was hosted by TV presenter and
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GA101 clinical trail press release…

Posted on 9 December 2013 by Paul Brennan

There was a nice story on the BBC today about GA101, a new antibody targeting CD20 which is being used to treat CLL. Our own, Professor Chris Fegan gave quotes for the BBC article. The press release follows very promising results showing that GA101 works better than MabThera/Rituxan as reported in last summer’s press release from
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Our newest PI – Dr EJ Walsby…

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Paul Brennan

Big congratulations to Beth! She has won her first grant as a principal investigator. The grant is from Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research UK. The title is “In vitro modeling of the effects of BTK and PI3K inhibitors on circulating CLL cells”. Well done, Beth and good luck.
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Congratulations Professor Pepper

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Paul Brennan

It’s a great pleasure to congratulate Professor Pepper on the award of his personal chair. If you want to learn more about Chris’s background, you can check out this talk he gave at the ‘Science in Health LIVE’ event at Cardiff University School of Medicine.
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Congratulations Suliman

Posted on 20 May 2013 by Paul Brennan

Suliman successfully defended his thesis today. It was a long viva – over four hours. Suliman looks very happy to have it completed. Suliman has spent three years studying the proteome of CLL cells and has generated lots of interesting data. He was supervised by Dr Paul Brennan, Dr Chris Pepper and Dr Ian Brewis.
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INSPIREd student – Zain Amir

Posted on 30 April 2013 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, we hosted Zain Amir as part of the INSPIRE programme. Zain helped in the lab and heard about research from Liam Morgan, Beth Walsaby and Ceri Jones. I asked him to write about his experiences and this is what he wrote: “Being a medical student, you are asked from the onset of your interview
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