Michael Wride
Academic Developer, Academic Secretariat
Academic Developer, C.A.P.S.L.

Biography

I am currently working as an Academic Developer in the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL). My current research interests are in philosophy of science education and creativity in teaching and learning. I am an adjunct Prof in Zoology at TCD. My research interests have been in eye development. My BSc is in Physiology and Biochemistry from Southampton University, UK (1990), I have a PhD in Physiology from the University of Alberta, Canada (1996) and I recently (2014) completed my MEd in Higher Education Teaching & Learning here at TCD, through the School of Education.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Franses, P. & Wride, M.A., Goethean pedagogy A case in innovative science education and implications for work based learning, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 5, (4), 2015, p339 - 351 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Wride M.A., Science play time, Creative Academic, 2, (2), 2015, p19-21- Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Wride M.A., "I found that I've been free all along": knowledge, meaning, creativity and holistic science at Schumacher College. , Holistic Science Journal , 2, (4 ), 2015, p53 - 57 Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

Wride M.A., 'Re-Creating' Science in Higher Education: Exploring a Creativity Philosophy , MEd, Trinity College Dublin, 2014 Thesis, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Doodnath R, Wride M, Puri P. , The spatio-temporal patterning of Hoxa9 and Hoxa13 in the developing zebrafish enteric nervous system. , Pediatric Surgery International, 28, 2012, p115 - 121 Journal Article, 2012

Jarrin M, Mansergh FC, Boulton ME, Gunhaga L, Wride MA., Survivin expression is associated with lens epithelial cell proliferation and fiber cell differentiation. , Molecular Vision, 18, 2012, p2758 - 2769 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Wride M.A., Wormstone I.M., Introduction: The Ocular Lens: A Classic Model for Development, Physiology and Disease. , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, In Press, (366), 2011, p1190 - 1192 Review Article, 2011

Bazou D, Kearney R, Mansergh F, Bourdon C, Farrar J, Wride M, Gene expression analysis of mouse embryonic stem cells following levitation in an ultrasound standing wave trap., Ultrasound in medicine & biology, 37, (2), 2011, p321-30 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Powell KA, Davies JR, Taylor E, Wride MA, Votruba M., Mitochondrial localization and ocular expression of mutant Opa3 in a mouse model of 3-methylglutaconicaciduria type III, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, 52, 2011, p4369 - 4380 Journal Article, 2011

Wride MA, Lens fibre cell differentiation and organelle loss: many paths lead to clarity., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 366, 2011, p1219 - 1233 Review Article, 2011

Wride M.A., Wormstone I.M. (Eds) , The Ocular Lens: A Classic Model for Development, Physiology and Disease, 2011, - Miscellaneous, 2011

Kisiswa L, Dervan AG, Albon J, Morgan JE, Wride MA, Retinal Ganglion Cell Death Postponed: Giving Apoptosis a Break?, Ophthalmic Research, 43, 2010, p61 - 78 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Doodnath R, Dervan A, Wride MA, Puri P, Zebrafish: an exciting model for investigating the spatio-temporal pattern of enteric nervous system development, Pediatric Surgery International, 26, 2010, p1217 - 1221 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Kisiswa L., Albon J., Morgan J.E., Wride M.A., Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis (cIAP1) is down-regulated during retinal ganglion cell (RGC) maturation., Experimental Eye Research, 91, 2010, p739 - 747 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Geattrell J.C., Gan P-M., Mansergh F.C., Jarrin, M., Kisiswa L., Williams L., Evans M.J., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A., Apoptosis gene profiling reveals spatio-temporal regulated expression of the p53/Mdm2 pathway during lens development., Experimental Eye Research, 88, 2009, p1137 - 1151 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Goodall N, Kisiswa L, Prashar A, Faulkner S, Tokarczuk P, Singh KD, Erichsen JT, Guggenheim J, Halfter W, Wride MA, PhD, 3-Dimensional Modelling of Chick Embryo Eye Development and Growth Using High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Experimental Eye Research, 89, (4), 2009, p511 - 521 Journal Article, 2009

Mansergh F.C., Daly C.S.,.Hurley A.L, Wride M.A.,. Hunter S.M. and Evans M.J. , Gene expression profiles during early differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells, BMC, Developmental Biology , 9, (1), 2009, p5- Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

Bioinformatics, Binder, M.D., Hirokawa, N., Windhorst, U., Hirsch, M.C., The Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer, 2008, [Mansergh F.C., Wride M.A.] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2008 URL

Mansergh F.C., Hunter S.M., Geatrell J.C., Jarrin M., Powell K., Evans M.J., Wride M.A., Developmentally regulated expression of hemoglobin subunits in avascular tissues, International Journal of Developmental Biology, 52, 2008, p873 - 886 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Biophysics and Age Changes of the Crystalline Lens. in, Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS, Joan W. Miller, MD, Dimitri T. Azar, MD and Barbara A. Blodi, MD , Albert and Jakobiec's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, 3rd Edition, Elsevier-Saunders, 2008, [Boulton M.E., Rozanowska M., Wride M.A. ] Book Chapter, 2008 URL

Davies VJ, Powell KA, White KE, Yip W, Hogan V, Hollins AJ, Davies JR, Piechota M, Brownstein DG, Moat SJ, Nichols PP, Wride MA, Boulton ME, Votruba M., A missense mutation in the murine Opa3 gene models human Costeff syndrome , Brain, 131, 2008, p368 - 380 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

Wride M.A. , Proteases in the development and diseases of the lens, Expert Review of Ophthalmology , 2, (5), 2007, p833 - 844 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Wride M.A., Geattrell J., Guggenheim J.A., Proteases in eye development and disease., Embryo Today (Birth Defects Research part C) , 78, 2006, p90 - 105 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Boulton M, Wride M, Can Toxicogenomics be Used to Identify Chemicals that Cause Ocular Injury?, ALTEX, 23 Suppl, 2006, 318 - 320 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Mansergh F.C., Wride M.A., Walker V., Adams S., Hunter S.M., Evans M.J. , Gene expression changes during cataract progression in Sparc null mice: differential regulation of mouse globins in the lens. , Molecular Vision, 10, 2004, p490 - 511 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Neurons, Stem Cells and Potential Therapies in, Sell S , Stem Cell Handbook, Totowa, New Jersey, Humana Press, 2003, pp177 - 190, [Mansergh F.C., Wride M.A., Rancourt D.E. ] Book Chapter, 2003

Andrew S.D., Kuiper M.J., Wride M.A, Mansergh F.C., Rancourt D.E., Mulligan L.M. , Structural variation in a novel zinc finger protein and investigation of its role in Hirschsprung disease. , Gene Function & Disease , 3, 2003, p69 - 76 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Adams S., Everitt R, Minnema S.E., Evans M.J., Rancourt D.E. , Expression profiling and gene discovery in the mouse lens. , Molecular Vision, 9, 2003, p360 - 396 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Everitt R., Minnema S.E., Wride M.A., Koster C.S., Hance J.E., Mansergh F.C., Rancourt D.E. , RED: the analysis, management and dissemination of expressed sequence tags. , Bioinformatics, 18, 2002, p1692 - 1693 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Somani J.M., Winkfein R J., Rancourt D.E. , Characterization and in silico mapping of a novel murine zinc finger transcription factor, Gene , 289, (1-2), 2002, p49 - 59 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Wride M.A., Minireview: apoptosis as seen through a lens, Apoptosis, 5, (3), 2000, p203 - 209 Journal Article, 2000 URL

Bain G., Mansergh F.C., Wride M.A., Hance J.E., Isogawa A., Rancourt S.L., Ray W.J., Yoshimura Y., Tsuzuki T., Gottlieb D.I., Rancourt D.E. , ES Cell Neural Differentiation Reveals a Substantial Number of Novel Neural ESTs, Functional & Integrative Genomics , 1, (2), 2000, p127 - 139 Journal Article, 2000 URL

Mansergh F.C., Wride M.A., Rancourt D.E., Neural stem cells: implications for understanding nervous system development and disease. , Biochem. Cell Biol, 78, (5), 2000, p613 - 628 Journal Article, 2000

Wride M.A., Parker E., Sanders E.J., Members of the bcl-2 and caspase families regulate nuclear degeneration during chick lens fibre cell differentiation, Developmental Biology, 213, (1), 1999, p142 - 156 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Wride M.A., Sanders E.J., Nuclear degeneration in the developing lens and its regulation by TNFalpha, Experimental Eye Research, 66, (3), 1998, p371 - 383 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Sanders E.J., Wride M.A., Roles for growth and differentiation factors in avian development, Poultry Science, 76, (1), 1997, p111 - 117 Journal Article, 1997 URL

Sanders E.J., Prasad S., Hu N., Wride M.A., Cell death in the gastrulating chick embryo: potential roles for tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), Cell Death and Differentiation, 4, (3), 1997, p188 - 199 Journal Article, 1997

Sanders E.J., Wride M.A., Ultrastructural identification of apoptotic nuclei using the TUNEL technique, The Histochemical Journal, 28(4):275-81, (4), 1996, p275 - 281 Journal Article, 1996

Wride M.A., Cellular and molecular features of lens development: a review of recent advances, Differentiation, 61, (2), 1996, p77 - 93 Journal Article, 1996 URL

Wride M.A., Sanders E.J., Potential roles for tumour necrosis factor-alpha during embryonic development, Anatomy and Embryology, 191, (1), 1995, p1 - 105 Journal Article, 1995

Sanders E.J., Wride M.A., Programmed cell death in development, International Review of Cytology, 163, 1995, p105 - 173 Journal Article, 1995

Wride M.A., Lapchak P.H., Sanders E.J., Distribution of TNFalpha-like proteins correlates with some regions of programmed cell death in the chick embryo, International Journal of Developmental Biology, 38, (4), 1994, p673 - 682 Journal Article, 1994 URL

Sanders E.J., Hu N., Wride M.A. , Expression of TGFß1 during early chick embryo development, Anatomical Record, 238, (3), 1994, p397 - 406 Journal Article, 1994

Wride M.A., Sanders E.J., Expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) cross-reactive proteins during early chick embryo development. , Developmental Dynamics, 198, (3), 1993, p225 - 239 Journal Article, 1993 URL

Grimble R.F., Jackson A.A., Persaud C., Wride M.A., Delers F., Engler R., Cysteine and glycine supplementation modulate the metabolic response to tumor necrosis factor ? in rats fed a low protein diet, Journal of Nutrition, 122, (11), 1992, p2066 - 2073 Journal Article, 1992 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Albon J, Giles P.J., Galay-Burgos M., Wride M.A., Boulton M.E., Nowak-Musial M.M. , Microarray analysis of gene expression in the corneal epithelium during development. , Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 3752/D933., 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Doodnath, R., Dervan, A., Puri, P., Wride, M.A. , The use of zebrafish to study the spatio-temporal pattern of enteric nervous system development, BSDB and BSCB 2010, p105, Warwick, UK, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Powell K.A., Davies A.J.,Taylor E, Mansergh F., Wride M., Votruba M. , Optic atrophy associated protein Opa3 localises to mitochondria and is expressed in the mouse lens. , Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 3752/D933., Florida, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Kisiswa L., Albon J., Wride M.A., Morgan J.E. , Age-related dendrite pruning in the adult brown Norway (BN) rat retina., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 4050/A443, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Wride M.A., Kisiswa L., Albon J., Morgan J.E., , Apoptosis signalling in the ageing and glaucomatous retina: implications for dendrite remodelling and cell death during neurodegeneration. , Ist ANNUAL MEETING IBILI, Coimbre, Portugal, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Kisiswa L., Albon J., Morgan J.E., Wride M.A. , Age-dependent reduction in the expression of cellular inhibitor of apoptoisis 1 (cIAP1) in the retina: implications for age-related retinal degeneration and glaucoma. , Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA, L27 837.19., 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Hunter S.M., Geatrell J.C., Jarrin M., Powell K.A., Evans M.J.,, New blood for hemoglobin in the lens: roles in stem cell differentiation and fibre cell organelle loss? , Acta Ophthalmalogica , European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) , Portoroz, Slovenia, October 2008, 86, (s243), 2008, pp4244- Meeting Abstract, 2008 URL DOI

Wride M.A., Jones M., Marples M.M., Mitchell F, The light of life: can you believe your eyes?, Lightwave: ready to be illuminated?, Science Gallery, TCD, Feb 5, 2008, Science Gallery, TCD Invited Talk, 2008

Nowak M.M., Wride M.A., Boulton M.E., Albon J., Identification of critical stages in development of chicken corneal epithelium, ARVO Abstract 3376/A230, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Geattrell J.C., Gan P-M., Mansergh F.C., Jarrin, M., Kisiswa L., Williams L., Evans M.J., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A. , Apoptosis gene profiling reveals spatio-temporal regulated expression of the p53/Mdm2 pathway during lens development. , 11TH IRISH NETWORK OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGISTS MEETING , UCD, Dublin, Ireland, November, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

Goodall N., Prashar A., Faulkner S., Tokarczuk P., Guggenheim J., Singh K., Wride M.A. , Magnetic resonance imaging of chick ocular development. , 11th Irish Network Of Developmental Biologists Meeting UCD, Dublin, Ireland., 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Williams L.A., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A., Identification of tumour necrosis factors and expression of TRAIL and TRAF 3 during chick lens development, ARVO Abstract 2909/B124, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Wride M.A., The developing lens: a unique model system, Zoology seminar series, Zoology Department, Trinity College Dublin, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Goodall N., Prashar A., Faulkner S., Tokarczuk P., Guggenheim J., Singh K., Wride M.A., Magnetic resonance imaging of chick ocular development, 1st International Chick Development Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 2007 Poster, 2007

Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Geatrell J., Jarrin M., Hunter S., Evans M.J., Roles for haemoglobin outside the haematopoietic system: expression of haemoglobin during ocular lens and embryoid body differentiation, 10TH IRISH NETWORK OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGISTS (INDB) MEETING , Cork, Ireland, 2007, INDB Invited Talk, 2007

Jarrin M., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A., Spatio-temporal analysis of survivin expression during lens development, ARVO Abstract 2909/B124, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Nowak M., Wride M.A., Boulton M.E., Albon J., Identification of critical stages in development of the chick corneal epithelium, 1st International Chick Development Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 2007 Poster, 2007

Evans J.C., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A., Apoptosis Gene Expression Profiling in Mouse Lens Maturation, ARVO Abstract 2548/B476, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 2006 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Jarrin M., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A. , Spatio-temporal analysis of survivin expression during lens development, 1st Meeting of the International Society of Ocular Cell Biology (ISOCB), , Homerton College, Cambridge, UK, 2006 Poster, 2006

Trego M.E., Wride M.A., Dizhoor A.M., Boulton M.E., Expression of the Alpha-Crystallins in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Neural Retina in the Human and Mouse, ARVO Abstract 2888/B664, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Florida, 2006 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Geatrell (Evans) J.C., Boulton M.E., Wride M.A. , Apoptosis genes in lens differentiation: identification by array analysis, 1st Meeting of The International Society of Ocular Cell Biology (ISOCB), Homerton College, Cambridge, UK, 2006 Poster, 2006

Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Evans M.J., The lens as a model for apoptosis and transcriptional profiling of cataract, 1st Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Cardiff University collaborative conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2005, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Invited Talk, 2005

Assiri A.A. M., Wride M.A., Mansergh F.C., Walker V.E., Young R.D., Evans M.J., Quantock A.J., Corneal stromal ultrastructure in mice with Sparc-null mutations, IOVS Supplement 3822/B283, American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Miami, Fliorida, 2004 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Wride M.A., Microarray analysis of the ocular lens during maturation and cataract , UNIVERSITY OF TUEBINGEN, Tuebingen, Germany, Max Planck Institute For Developmental Biology , 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

Wride M.A., Transcriptional profiling of the lens in health and disease, XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EYE RESEARCH, Sydney, Australia, 2004, International Society of Eye Research Invited Talk, 2004

Wride M.A., Gene expression profiling of the lens during maturation and cataract progression, ROCHE Ltd., Basel, Switzerland, 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

Wride M.A., Geatrell J., Boulton M.E., Evans M.J. , Apoptosis gene expression profiling in mouse lens maturation, INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EYE RESEARCH LENS SATELLITE MEETING, Rotorua, New Zealand, 2004, University of Auckland Invited Talk, 2004

Research Expertise

Description

Professional development in academic practice Creativity and the curriculum Active learning Philosophy of science education Goethean Science

Projects

  • Title
    • Enriching Undergraduate Pedagogical Practices Through Transdisciplinary Design and Collaborative Enquiry
  • Summary
    • This project aims to enrich academic practices across the full academic life cycle, from undergraduates to professors, by resurrecting the original meaning of the word University: from medieval latin universitatem, "the whole, aggregate," in late latin "corporation, society," from universus "whole, entire". We propose a participatory action research project aimed at "fostering relationships between students, faculty and alumni, and harnessing this collective expertise for the benefit of students"*, through the development of a module and best practices in Transdisciplinary Design and Collaborative Enquiry that transcends disciplines and contributes towards overcoming fragmentation of knowledge, thereby fostering and supporting creativity, innovation and societal responsibility.
  • Funding Agency
    • CAPSL
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • The role of inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) during chick retinal ganglion cell (RGC) development
  • Summary
    • Characterisation of the spatio-temporal pattern of expression of inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) during retinal ganglion cell (RGC) development. Characterisation of the functions of selected IAPs in RGC development using in vitro models of RGC differentiation.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Government of Saudi Arabia
  • Date From
    • 2010-2015
  • Date To
    • present
  • Title
    • MicroRNAs as biomarkers in human age-related macular degeneration
  • Funding Agency
    • The Government of Libya, Cultural Commission, London, UK. and IRC
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • The Role of Homeobox Genes in the Development of The Zebrafish Enteric Nervous System: Implications For the Molecular Genetic Basis of Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Summary
    • Normal intestinal motility requires coordinated interaction of the enteric nervous system (ENS), smooth muscle cells and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). The ENS is a network of nerve cells and glia that lies within the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. Developmental disorders of the ENS can result in life threatening intestinal obstruction at birth. Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR, aganglionic megacolon) is the commonest, occurring in 1 in 5000 live births. The primary pathology of HSCR is an absence of ganglion cells in the distal gut which leads to intestinal obstruction, resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality. Development of the ENS requires a number of distinct steps that include neural crest cell migration, colonization of the gut, proliferation, and differentiation into neuronal and glial phenotypes. During the past 15 years, there has been an explosion of information about the genes that control the development of the ENS. The Homeobox (Hox) genes are extremely important in development being involved in patterning the early embryo. In Drosophila, Hox genes have been shown by both molecular and genetic analyses to regulate major events in patterning and specification during development. Here we will use zebrafish as a model system to investigate the role of homeobox genes in ENS development.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2011

Recognition

Awards and Honours

The Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin (with Prof. Prem Puri, Crumlin Hospital). The Role of Homeobox Genes in the Development of The Zebrafish Enteric Nervous System: Implications For the Molecular Genetic Basis of Hirschsprung's Disease. 2009-2012

The Wellcome Trust Biomedical Summer Vacation Scholarship. Gene Expression Analysis following exposure of Stem Cells to Ultrasound in a Standing Wave Trap. 2009

Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership: Academic Bursary 2009

National Eye Research Centre (NERC) PhD Studentship (Wride M.A., Morgan J.E. and Albon J; Cardiff). The role of caspases and inhibitors of cell death (IAPs) in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and dendritic remodelling. 2007-2010

BBSRC Research Grant (Morgan J.E., Drexler W, Votruba, M, Wride M.A.; Cardiff): In vitro detection of neuronal programmed cell death by ultrahigh resolution optic coherence tomography 2007-2009

The Royal Society. "Change of direction" Project Grant application for "seed corn" funding for new projects with promise (Wride M.A.). The role of inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) during chick retinal ganglion cell (RGC) development 2007-2008

Medical Research Council, Research Grant (Votruba M, Wride M.A. and Boulton M.E.; Cardiff): OPA3: a novel gene and mechanisms in cataractogenesis. 2006-2009

COLIPA A.I.S.B.L. (also known as, the European Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association) (Boulton M.E., Wride M.A. and Albon J.; Cardiff): The development of gene expression fingerprints to identify toxic damage to the cornea. 2006-2007

The Wellcome Trust Summer Vacation Scholarship (Wride M.A. and Gan P.M.). Spatio-temporal expression analysis of the apoptosis regulator Mdm2 in lens development. 2006

National Eye Research Centre (NERC), PhD Studentship (Albon J., Wride M.A. and Boulton M.E.; Cardiff): Identification of candidate genes critical to epithelial cell patterning and differentiation during corneal development 2005-2008

The Royal Society, Conference Grant for attending International Congress of Eye Research (ICER) Sydney, Australia and Lens satellite meeting, A Focus on the Lens: Integrating Structure, Function, Differentiation and Cataract Rotorua, New Zealand (Wride M.A.) 2004

BBSRC, PhD Studentship (Wride M.A. and Boulton M.E.; Cardiff): Transcriptional profiling and functional analysis of cell cycle regulators during lens differentiation 2004-2007

National Eye Research Centre (NERC), Research Grant (Wride M.A. and Evans M.J.; Cardiff): Examination of the expression and function of regulators of apoptosis in lens differentiation 2003-2005

The Royal Society, UK, Research Grant (Wride M.A.): Apoptosis genes in the lens 2003-2004

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1999-2001

Alberta Cancer Board Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1998

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1998

Awarded Membership of U.K. Institute of Biology (MIBiol), becoming a Chartered Biologist (CBiol). 1997

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research PhD Studentship 1991-1996

Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, University of Alberta 1994

University of Alberta Ph.D. Scholarship 1991-1994

Wellcome Foundation Vacation Research Scholarship. Department of Nutrition, University of Southampton 1989

Memberships

Higher Education Academy, U.K. 2008