We are thrilled to announce a new Emerging Leader at the Institute: Dr Jing Qiu, based at the UK DRI at Edinburgh. Dr Qiu joins the 13 other talented upcoming scientists who were elected to the programme last year.
The Emerging Leaders programme was established in May 2021, to recognise and support highly achieving early career researchers on their route towards starting an independent laboratory. The researchers are sponsored and hosted by a UK DRI Group Leader and recognised for their growing research experience and ability to secure a source of external funding.
Dr Qiu joins the programme sponsored by Prof Giles Hardingham, Centre Director at UK DRI at Edinburgh, after being recently awarded funding from the Medical Research Council (Neuroimmunology Data Generation Award) and the Wellcome Trust. She joined the University of Edinburgh as a postdoctoral research fellow in Prof Hardingham’s lab in 2010, after completing her PhD at the University of Bristol. Dr Qiu's current research focuses on microglial signalling with other brain cell types.