Dr Liz Patton, as part of an international team, has been awarded the L’Oréal Paris USA–MRA Team Science Award for Women in Scientific Research by the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA). The award recognizes the collaborative efforts by top-notch female investigators whose research focuses on malignant melanoma. The award will allow the team, from Spain, the United States and Scotland, to identify mechanisms that distinguish and track fast-growing melanomas from those that are dormant and to mentor and empower new female researchers in the melanoma field. Dr Patton is part of the University of Edinburgh MRC Human Genetics Unit.
Professor Javier Caceres, Head of the Genome Regulation Section at MRC HGU, has been elected to the Academia Europaea, which recognises scientists and scholars of international distinction for sustained academic excellence in their field through peer nominations. Professor Caceres was nominated in recognition of his contributions to the field of RNA biology