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On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eight members of the Research Development team

Reading Time: 3 minutes “On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… EIGHT members of the Research Development team” We would like to wish all our blog readers Happy New Year! Looking forward, like many others, we have made our New Year’s resolutions of what we’d like to achieve in 2015: Brian Dickie (Director of Research…

How do we fund research?

Reading Time: < 1 minute As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, our current research grants round is our biggest yet with 19 full applications being reviewed by our research advisory panel. But what does that look like? And what do we have to do to prepare these applications for our research advisory panel? To answer these questions (and more), and…

‘Hello’ from the newest member of the team

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the newest recruit to the Research Development Team, I have been asked to let everyone know a bit more about me.  Previously I was a Medicinal Chemist working for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for almost 20 years.  In that time I “survived” two corporate mergers and worked at three different research sites.  For almost a third…

Busy times in the research team!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The last few days have been quite a hectic for the research development team for many reasons. Annual conference workshop This year, our Annual Conference and AGM were held in Nottingham on 11 September. For this event, Kate and I had been set the challenge of organising a workshop on taking part in research. In our workshop,…