Veli's PhD was approved. Congratulations, Dr Petrova. We never had a doubt!
Javier Gutierrez-Achury is graduating the Anderson Group to work on new, exciting things back in Colombia. We'll miss Javi's sharp mind, kind heart, and his incredible wit. Good luck, Javi!
Alex gave a plenary presentation at ECCO describing our work on the genetics of anti-TNF response (in collaboration with the awesome "IBD pharmacogenomics team" at Exeter, led by Tariq Ahmad). He did a great job and we're all very proud of him. After Loukas' plenary presentation last year, the pressure is on for the hat-trick next year!
In January 2018 Veli attended the 7th NIF Winter School in Advanced Immunology in Awaji Island, Japan. She was one of 50 young researchers selected from different fields of immunology to present their work in front of a multi-disciplinary audience. The school covered topics from molecular immunology and cell transduction pathways to genome-wide association studies of immune traits. The program ended with a one-day symposium hosted by Osaka University ( http://ifrec-sign-winterschool.org/program.html )