NEW – Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund – NOW OPEN

UoB recently secured funding from the MRC’s new Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund (PtD).   This fund will aim to support individual mobility to enable early engagement with industry as well as placement opportunities with businesses that could accelerate the translational potential of your work.  Work must be biomedically relevant and support the MRC’s remit.

The University will deliver PtD through 2 main schemes: Continue reading


Fellowship Opportunity L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships

Applications for the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships are now being received.  Five Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding female scientists to assist them with their research.  The Fellowships, each worth £15,000, are tenable at any UK University or Research Institute to support a 12-month period of research. Continue reading

Dentistry PhD Student wins OMIG Prize

Dentistry PhD student Pip White has won 1st prize at the OMIG (Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group) Postgraduate Prize meeting ACTA, which took place in Amsterdam on 12th February 2015. Pip’s talk was entitled ‘The interactions between periodontal bacteria and neutrophil extracellular traps in periodontitis’. Congratulations Pip!


New Professors and Readers Seminar Series – First seminar Developing a Research Theme; Learning from History”

We are pleased to announce that a new seminar series is starting in Health & Population Sciences (HaPS). Once a month each of the HaPS Professors and Readers will present a major aspect of his or her programme of research, reviewing what has (with the team) been recently achieved, what is in the pipeline and potential outcomes/next steps.  The seminars will be on Monday lunchtimes 1:00 – 2:00 pm and are open to all within MDS.

Professor David Fitzmaurice is the first speaker for this new series. Continue reading

100,000 Genomes West Midlands

Clinician Briefing: Including your patients in the Project

The West Midlands has been selected as the largest Genomic Medicine Centre in the UK. Over the next 3 years there will be the opportunity to change clinical practice to the benefit of patients across the entire region.  There will be capability to link sample processing, data management and genomic reporting across 18 hospitals in the region.  The Project will launch in early March 2015. Continue reading