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Department of Biochemistry's Dr. Lidia Vasilieva has been awarded the 2016 Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology for her work investigating the molecular mechanisms that underpin regulation of gene expression and their role in controlling cellular responses.

Lidia's group has discovered a novel transcriptional mechanism that pre-programs specific protein-coding RNAs for degradation to control their levels in response to changing environmental conditions. Her long term vision is to understand how appropriate levels of RNA are maintained in cells.

Read more (Department of Biochemistry website)