Mark Larance, a postdoctoral fellow in the Lamond group, has been awarded a highly prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh & Scottish Government Personal Research Fellowship, which is co-funded by Marie Curie Actions.

This fellowship is a five-year award, which begins in October 2013. It will support Mark’s research into the “Analysis of Calorie Restriction and its Role in Ageing from Nematodes to Humans”. This includes funding for up to one year of collaborative work overseas with the Human Protein Atlas team in Stockholm (

Mark’s pioneering research will benefit greatly from the expansion of quantitative proteomics and mass spectrometry in the new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research (CTIR) building that is due to open in 2014.

Mark said, “I’m delighted to receive this award; it will make an enormous difference to my research project and will hopefully have benefits for human health in the future.”

Professor Lamond said, “This award is very well-deserved; it is testament to the high quality of Mark’s work and highlights the importance of proteomics for the future of research in cell biology and biomedical science.”