Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Congratulations to Hanlin Zhang for being awarded the first Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in cellular health.

This three year fellowship is aimed at supporting the brightest and most promising scientists in their early research careers at the University of Oxford.

The award will support his study into autophagy; the intracellular degradation system which recycles damaged cellular components. Decreased autophagy levels have been associated with age-related diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. Hanlin aims to elucidate a novel autophagy signaling pathway and identify novel drug targets within this pathway to increase autophagy levels to achieve healthier ageing.

Commenting on his award, Hanlin said "Human ageing is a very complex process and associated with many severe diseases. Autophagy plays a critical role in regulating cell homeostasis and senescence. I am happy and grateful to be awarded this early-career fellowship. It will help me gain a deeper insight into this novel autophagy and ageing pathway, which might help unveil the ageing mystery.”

Hanlin will be based primarily within the Kennedy Institue under the supervision of Prof. Katja Simon.

 

Funding Body

Image result for elysium health

Similar stories

Small mechanical forces in immune cells measured at unprecedented sensitivity

Kennedy Main Research

Oxford researchers have used advanced microscopy techniques to measure previously unseen forces generated by cells during an immune response; a breakthrough for mechanobiology and future advances in health and disease.

NDORMS researchers awarded for Dupuytren research

Awards Hand Kennedy Main

Three NDORMS researchers have received awards from the International Dupuytren Society, a patient organisation that brings together Dupuytren Disease patient societies from across the world.

Hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients who are non-responsive to anti-TNF

Arthritis Kennedy Main

New research published in The Lancet shows that tocilizumab is a more effective treatment than rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis patients with a poor response to anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF).

A new study maps the expression of innate immune receptors during the course of arthritis

Arthritis Kennedy Main

The research, which was a collaboration with researchers from Oxford University and Queen Mary University of London and published in Journal of Autoimmunity, looked at changes in receptors known as toll-like receptors (TLRs) in arthritis at different stages of disease.

International Women's Day

Department Main

It’s International Women's Day! This year’s theme is #Choosetochallenge. We’re celebrating some of the amazing women at NDORMS, and asking them what changes they’d like to see in medical sciences over the next 100 years.

Patients and carers invited to join new group helping to shape research and treatment of bones, muscles and joints

Main PPI

Oxford’s newest patient partner group, OPEN ARMS launches today to explore the causes, treatment and care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Its first three patient partners explain why they are involved and invite other members of the public to join the team.