We are one of four schools within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
The School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) aims to achieve excellence in biomedical research and teaching.
We conduct groundbreaking research through our interdisciplinary research centres. We currently attract 76 research grants, worth a combined £37m.
We host five interdisciplinary research centres:
We also contribute to interdisciplinary research through Edinburgh Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Edinburgh.
We teach undergraduates and run the BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences degree programme. This is administered through the Biomedical Teaching Organisation.
The School of Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a Silver Award by Athena SWAN in recognition of its good practice on recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) in higher education.
The Athena SWAN Charter awards, which have been running since 2006, recognise the commitment of institutions and SET departments to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science and to improving career progression for female academics.
Silver department awards recognise that in addition to institution-wide policies the department has a significant record of activity and achievement and has identified particular challenges, has implemented activities and can demonstrate their impact so far.
The School of Biomedical Sciences is committed to social responsibility and reducing the School’s environmental impact in an effort to improve the working environment. We take part in the sustainability awards which are run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the University of Edinburgh's Sustainability Office.
This article was published on Mar 14, 2013