Bateson Centre Fellowship Success

The Batson Centre has reently been awarded 2 prestigious externally funded Fellowships. This represents really major success in the current competitive climate and is a testament to the quality of the research and supervision that is taking place in the Bateson Centre.


Noémie Hamilton from the Renshaw lab was recently awarded a 3 year Fellowship from the European Leukodystrophy Association.

Noémie's ELA fellowship will use zebrafish to identify therapies for a rare auto inflammatory disorder caused by the mutation in the Ribonuclease T2 gene (rnaset2).

This project will also explore the role of endogenous retrovirus in the development of the auto inflammatory disorders.

Noémie Hamilton


Audrey Bernut, from Montpelier, has been awarded a 2 year EU FP7 Marie Curie Intraeuropean fellowship to use zebrafish mutants of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR), to analyse the impact of CFTR mutations on immune cell function in isolation from the chronic infection seen in mammalian systems.

Audrey is a very high quality researcher with many (19 in total) publications in journals such as PNAS and PLoS Pathogens - very impressive since she is only 2 years out of her PhD.

Audrey started in Sheffield in April and will take up her fellowship in June.

Audrey Bernut