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Dr Urszula McClurg MSc, PhD

Tenure Track Research Fellow Biochemistry, Cell and Systems Biology


    Personal Statement

    I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Lodz, Poland and then secured a European Union scholarship to carry my postgraduate studies in the UK. I completed a PhD in the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Leeds on the role of post-translational modifications in cancer development in 2013. During my PhD I received funding from the European Union to train in ubiquitination at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Consequently, I decided to further develop my skills in this field and moved to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (Newcastle) to study the role of deubiquitination in cancer progression. Following successful completion of my Post-Doctoral project I received a Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences Junior Fellowship and moved to the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biosciences to work in the field of cancer research in 2017. In 2018 I moved to the Institute for Integrative Biology in Liverpool for a Tenure Track Research Fellowship and started my own group.

    Personal Distinctions:
    1. Invited seminar - Department of biomedical and life sciences, Lancaster University, Oct 2019
    2. Genomic diversity session chair – EMBO Meiosis meeting, La Rochelle, France, Aug 2019
    3. Invited talk - British Meiosis Meeting, Aberystwyth UK (Apr 2019)
    4. Invited to the Medical Academy mentorship programme (2019)
    5. Selected short talk - Genes and Cancer, Cambridge UK (Apr 2019)
    6. Invited talk - UK Cilia Network, Sheffield UK (Mar 2019)
    7. Invited seminar - Department of plant and animal biology, University of Sheffield (Nov 2018)
    8. Invited seminar - Institute of Integrative Biology, Liverpool UK (Mar 2018)
    9. Invited talk - RNA sequencing workshop, Newcastle UK (Nov 2017)
    10. Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences Competitive Junior Fellowship (2017)
    11. Invited seminar - Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam Holland (Dec 2016)
    12. Best poster prize - Precision Medicine Androgens meeting, Innsbruck Austria (Sep 2016)
    13. Selected oral presentation - BAUS Academic Section at SARS, Cambridge UK (2014). British Journal of Surgery 2014, 101(s4): 56
    14. Oral presentation - The ubiquitin-proteasome system in health and disease. Karolinska, Stockholm Sweden (summer 2010)
    15. Runner-up best speaker prize at the Leeds Postgraduate symposium (2010)
    16. EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) competitive fellowship for training in ubiquitination under Maria Masucci and the Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. I was in the mentoring group of Zhijian Chen (UT Southwestern, USA) (2010)
    17. Ritchie Charitable Trust Competitive PhD Scholarship (2009)
    18. Biomedical Sciences Departmental award for the best Master's project of the year (2008)
    19. Socrates ERASMUS European Union competitive scholarship to complete a semester of my undergraduate studies abroad (from Poland to the UK) (2006)