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Congratulations to Associate Professor Paolo Tammaro and Professor Fran Platt who have been awarded a BBSRC LINK award to study the mechanism of regulation of the Cl- channel TMEM16A by lipids and the involvement of lysosomes in this process. This prestigious award fosters an intradepartmental collaboration between the two teams and benefits from close collaboration with scientists at Autifony Therapeutics.

The grant includes funding for a postdoctoral researcher and the post is advertised on the University website at http://bit.ly/2tCw6KW with a proposed start date of 1 April 2020.

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