Lab News

September 2021: Julie receives the Patrick Neill Royal Society of Edinburgh Medal


July 2020: Our paper on how CENP-E gets to kinetochores through BUBR1 is out in JCS!

April 2020: Our review on CENP-E in mitosis is out

January 2020 PhD alumni Jovana Deretic gets a Marie curie Fellowship to study in Elif Firat lab

October 2019 New PhD student Leo joins the lab

August 2019 Thibault presents our structural work on CENP-E at kinetochores at the Dynamic Kinetochore Workshop in Paris

June 2019 Ben won the best poster prize for the Institute of Cell Biology at the Grad School poster day

March 2019 Thibault presents our structural work on CENP-E at kinetochores at the Spindle meeting in Croatia

February 2019 Toni presents our work on Kif18b at the Annual Biophysical meeting in Baltimore.

January 2019 We welcome Gaetan Dias-Mirandela in the lab

January 2019 Our paper on MCAK regulation by Aurora B kinase is out in JCS!

December 2018 Julie presents our work at the ASCB and chairs the minisymposium "Motors in transport and cytoskeleton remodelling"

November 2018 is a busy month for us. Our paper describing a method to identify Aurora kinase substrates is online. SPICE1 is one of them. Click here to read it.

November 2018 Read our latest review of Kinesin-13 mechanism Click here

November 2018   Julie is one of 26 international young scientists to receive the EMBO Young Investigator award! Click here for more information

September 2018 We say goodbye to Jovana and welcome to our new Precision Medicine PhD student Thomas Attard, jointly supervised with Jo Marsh, IGMM. Welcome also to our Chemistry final year student Emma Andrews who comes to the lab for her Honours project.

August 2018 Julie's SRF starts. With her first SRF salary, Julie takes the lab out to the Grainstore restaurant!

July 2018 Our paper on the regulation of spindle positioning and microtubule length is out at JCB and is open access!

March 2018 The Welburn Lab attended the Dynamic Cell conference in Manchester.  It was a great meeting and Agata won a prize for her poster on Kif18b and spindle positioning! 



January 2018. Lab retreat 2018 with Okhura lab. We discussed creativity in the context of science and outside the lab. This was followed by a competitive game of netball.


1st November 2017 Jovana defends her thesis.

Well done Dr Deretic!


October 2017 Welcome to Ben Craske Eastbio BBSRC student and Giovanna de la Hoz Banos Erasmus+ student to the lab!

August 2017 Julie receives a Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship (2018-2023).

Great science ahead for the Welburn lab!


May 2017 Second summer vacation studentship success for undergraduate Derrick Tang who received one from Wellcome!

May 2017 Yann Frey joins the lab for 4 months from Paris. Additionally, Yann gets a BSCB summer studentship and thanks to BSCB!

April 2017 Getting ready for the 3rd British Microtubule meeting, Toni is giving a talk!

March 2017 Read our JCB Spotlight on Dynein at kinetochores!

March 2017 Our paper on MCAK in human cells and C. elegans in collaboration with Julien Dumont is out at Development 

September 2016 Julie has received a Research grant from the Royal Society!

May 2016 Welcome Innes and welcome back Jonida. Innes recceived a Carnegie Vacation summer studentship and Jonida is in the lab for a few more weeks before she starts her PhD at the MRC-LMB

April 2016 Welcome to Heather in the lab! Heather joins us from the Chemistry department in Edinburgh and brings a new string of skills to our lab

February 2016  Our paper on the Dam1 complex is accepted and coming out soon!

January 2016 Agata is leaving us to do another full-time job, maternity leave. Agata will be back in the Fall we hope

January 2016 Thibault gets a Staff PhD Scholarship award. Congratulations Thibault!

January 2016 Paper with Iva Tolic is out at nature Communications!

Happy 2016!

December 2015 Julie is interviewed by JCS in Cell Scientists to Watch

November 2015 Welcome to Toni starting as postdoc in our lab

A date for your diaries: 25th April 2016 for an awesome British Microtubule meeting in Edinburgh again!