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NC3R's Research Day

NC3R’s Research Day

Dave, Claire, Hsin, and Joseph attended the Oxford 3Rs Research Day - the event focused on the 3Rs principles of Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement. The 3R's were developed in part to minimize the number of…

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Plattlab Christmas Party with Fran Platt

Christmas Party

This year the Platt lab celebrated Christmas on the 13th of December. We started the day with a tasty breakfast at The Handle Bar. Then Secret Santa passed by the Department of Pharmacology and left…

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New publication

A collaborative team of researchers from the Platt lab and the Isacson lab (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School) has found that elevated levels of certain types of lipids in the brain, called glycosphingolipids, may be…

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Newton International Fellowship

Newton International Fellowship

Congratulations to Maria, who started her prestigious Newton International Fellowship in our lab. The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research…

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Poster Prize at Oxford Neuroscience Symposium Mylene Huebecker

Poster Prize at Oxford Neuroscience Symposium

Congratulations to Mylene, who won second prize for her poster, titled ‘Glycosphingolipid levels and glucocerebrosidase activities are altered in healthy ageing and Parkinson’s disease’ at last week’s Oxford Neuroscience Symposium. This annual event was held on Wednesday…

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Talk at Parkinson's UK Oxford Branch

Talk at Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch

Fran and Mylene were invited to give a talk at the Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch in Botley on the 7th February 2018. Their talk, titled ‘Lysosomes and Enzymes’, informed about new insights into Parkinson's disease…

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Plattlab Christmas 2018

Christmas Party

This year the Platt lab celebrated Christmas on the 6th of December. We started the day with a relaxing breakfast at the Turl Street Kitchen. Then Secret Santa passed by the Department of Pharmacology and left some…

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New publication

Review from Fran published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery titled 'Emptying the stores: lysosomal diseases and therapeutic strategies.' Please follow link to read the paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29147032

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