PERCAT Teaching Opportunities

15th September (9 – 11 am) in IBR Seminar Room

Following on from last year’s successful event, it is clear that many in PERCAT would like the opportunity to teach within the College of MDS.  This workshop presents the range of teaching opportunities we hope to fill in the next academic year. If you are interested in teaching then training is available. Continue reading


Postdoctoral/Early Researcher Career Development and Training Research Gala

We are pleased to announce the Postdoctoral/Early Researcher Career Development and Training Research Gala will be held on Thursday, 19th November 2015 in the Great  Hall, Aston Webb, University of Birmingham.  This event is in collaboration with Birmingham City University and Aston University.

Registration is free, please complete the online form to register for the Gala.  Registration will close on Monday, 9th November. Continue reading

Birmingham Dental School on TV!!

Back in November the Peridontal Research Group helped in making a TV programme ‘The Truth about Teeth’.  You may have seen part one, broadcast on 4th June.  Part two features our very own Peridontal Research Group and will be broadcast on 11th June 9 pm.

In addition to flagging this up for you to watch we’d also like to encourage you and your friends and family to participate in our evaluation of the programme.  We’re looking for people to fill out two surveys – one before and one after watching the programme.  Want to join in?  Please follow this link:

Fellows Symposium – Thursday 9 July

Following the tremendous success of previous Fellows Symposia, this year we have opened up the event to include Fellows from the whole of CMDS.  The event is suitable for all levels from PhD students to Professors.  Presenters will be recently appointed Birmingham Fellows who have secured their own independent funding from a variety of sources, usually at an early stage in their career.  They will  be talking about their research in lay terms so that everyone will be able to understand, even if it is not your area of expertise.  Registration details and a full programme with talk titles will be announced shortly.

The event will take place in the Leonard Deacon Theatre.

Pint of Science Festival

Last week Birmingham successfully hosted its first Pint of Science Festival in pubs across the city.  Aimed at informing the public about relevant scientific information such as the notion of personalised cancer treatment and how robots can help us with defence and security.  Several academics and students from MDS took part in the sold out events, from organising the events and speaking on the nights to volunteering at the venues.  You can find out more information here and you can follow the Pint of Science team on twitter @pintofscience and see all the tweets and photos from the week!

Named Lecture Series – Christie Gordon Lecture 2015

Progress in understanding the genetic basis of coronary artery disease 

Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani – British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester

Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at 5:00 pm, Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building

Nilesh Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester and Director of the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit and Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator.  His research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of common cardiovascular diseases. Continue reading