Mr Andrew de Beaux and Mr Bruce Tulloh (Joint Chairs)
The 36th Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society will be held in Edinburgh from 28th - 31st May 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).
Professor Ross is the academic lead for the Toxicology workpackage in the recently awarded StemBANCC European collaborative project supported by the IMI and EFPIA. The aim of the STEMBANCC project is to generate and characterise 1,500 high quality human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines that can be used by researchers to study a range of diseases and to test for drug efficacy and safety in a variety of differentiated cell types. The total budget for the StemBANCC project is 55.6million Euros over 5 years.
We have Dr HJ Kim visiting our unit in July from University of North Carolina, as part of his James IV Travelling Fellowship.
Professor James Garden has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The RSE was established in 1783 as an educational charity and has as its mission 'the advancement of learning and useful knowledge'. The fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service. Professor Garden has been recognised for his contributions to surgical research, education and academic surgery.
Professor James Garden has been invited as the Evarts-Graham Visiting Professor to the Washington University Medical School in St Louis (13-16 May 2013). During his visit, he will interact with research and clinical staff and deliver the Pollack Lecture.
Professor James Garden will be made an Honorary Member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) at its annual meting in Orlando on 19 May 2013. Professor Garden will also deliver the Frank and Marja Moody Lecture at its annual meeting (20 May) which forms part of the Digestive Diseases Week.
Stephen O'Neill was awarded the prestigious Moynihan Prize for the best presentation at the recent Scientific meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland which was held in Glasgow.
Stephen is supervised by Mr Ewen Harrison, Professor Wigmore and Professor Jim Ross. Stephen's prize winning presentation was titled "Heat Shock Protein 90 inhibition abrogates TLR4-mediated NF-?B activity and reduces renal ischemia-reperfusion injury."
Applications are now being accepted for the MSc in Surgical Sciences.
This article was published on May 8, 2013