Category: Research

Annual Patient Support Group Held at Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge 17th November 2018

Over 35 patients, family members and Genetics staff attending the 2018 VHL UK/Ireland patient event at the Clinical School within Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge on Saturday 17th November 2018. Doors opened at 10am, in which patients and family members were able enjoy a coffee and meet other patients, before taking their seats for the day’s guest […]

VHL Research Patient Day 30th June 2018

  On the 30th June a VHL UK/Ireland support and information meeting was held in the Bateson Centre in the University of Sheffield. A group headed by Dr. Freek van Eeden, a Dutch scientist, who is studying this disease and the function of the VHL gene presented aspects of their work to the group. Dr. […]

VHL Research Presentation for Patients at Sheffield University 30th June 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 Freek van Eeden carries out research on zebra fish (apparently they have 2 VHL genes) and the preliminary plan is for one of his PhD students to give a talk about the zebra fish, followed by a tour of the aquarium/laboratory. Freek would then talk to the group and give details of […]

New 2-year Target of £80,000

  The £40,000 fundraising goal has been reached for this financial year. We have been in touch with Prof Eamonn Maher’s Cambridge research team and they have asked if we can continue fundraising towards an even more prominent piece of equipment. We have also offered, as an alternative, to help fund a piece of related […]

£4,995 donation for a L20001 Luna FL Automated Fluorescence Cell Counter

Our £4,995 donation was spent by Eammon Maher, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, Cambridge for a L20001 Luna FL Automated Fluorescence Cell Counter. This was the thank you the charity received from Carl Spickett, post-doctoral researcher working with Eamonn.: “First and foremost a big thank-you to everyone for all your fundraising efforts and […]

£5,000 donation towards a Biorad Zoe fluorescent imager

Our £5,000 donation was spent by Eammon Maher, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, Cambridge towards a Biorad Zoe fluorescent imager. This was the thank you the charity received: “My name is Carl Spickett and I’m a post-doctoral researcher working with Eamonn. Thank you very much for the kind donation that has enabled us […]

Genetic Centres in UK and Ireland to receive patient information packs

Each listed Genetic Centre that manages VHL, HLRCC and BHD patients will receive information packs, containing information cards to pass on to patients. Both newly diagnosed and existing patients and families will now be aware that there is support available. Each Genetic Centre should have the information pack from June 2015 onwards. Find your nearest […]