Almost 100 days after announcing the lockdown, the government in late June announced the beginning of the relaxation of rules implemented to encourage us to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. In a little over 3 months, the impact of coronavirus, or Covid-19, on medical research charities in the UK has been shattering. Long before the …Read more
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Characterising linear peptide motifs in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 & BRCA2, Dr Andrew Blackford What is the current status of your project? At the moment, most of what we would normally be doing is on hold because we are not able to get into our lab to do experimental work at the bench. However, some …Read more
Extensive reanalysis and preclinical investigations continue The Against Breast Cancer research programmes at the University of Southampton span the themes of prevention, detection, and therapy of secondary breast cancer. These research themes are supported by both the Therapeutic Antibody and the ABC Discover programme grants. COVID-19 has had an impact as some, but not all, …Read more
I’m happy to report that Monday 29 June marks the beginning of our phased return to our labs. Just before we closed the labs we were lucky enough to get back a very significant amount of data on patient samples of primary breast cancer. To give you an idea of how large the data set is, we have …Read more
Project restart in sight, but reagent supply an issue We closed our work down in an orderly fashion and it is easy enough to restart the project in the same way as we would do after a holiday. There was no loss of reagents, samples or data before we paused our activities. We have a clear plan for …Read more