Each year, one clinical research training fellowship will be awarded jointly by MRC and DEBRA UK, the national charity and patient support organisation for people living with the genetic skin blistering condition, epidermolysis bullosa (EB).
The 2023 fellowship will be entitled the Oliver Thomas MRC EB Fellowship, in memory of Oliver Thomas, who sadly passed away from dystrophic EB in December 2021.
Through this fellowship, funding will be made available to support the continued growth of EB research, and to build a strong community of highly trained, innovative researchers with a clear career pathway into and through EB research.
DEBRA, the largest UK funder of EB research, will be there to provide support at every stage: to attract, retain and support existing researchers and to bring new researchers into the field. This will ensure we inspire the next generation of EB researchers to become leaders of a future where no one suffers with the pain of EB.
Our new strategy puts patient outputs front and centre, with a focus on translational research that will have a positive impact on those with EB today. Our ambition is to find and fund treatments that lessen the day-to-day impact of EB and improve overall quality of life.
If you wish to discuss the fellowship or your proposed research area, please contact Dr Sagair Hussain, Director of Research at DEBRA: email@example.com
Find out more about DEBRA and their research strategy.
Read ‘A Life Free of Pain – Oliver’s Story’.