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Public Anatomy Workshops 2019

Our ground-breaking series of public anatomy workshops are back for 2019.

Success for inaugural Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy (RCSEd and Anatomy@Edinburgh)

In collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, we are delighted to have successfully hosted the inaugural series of Wade Study Days here in Edinburgh.

Tom Gillingwater elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Professor Tom Gillingwater has been elected as a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts / Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Anatomy@Edinburgh staff develop tools to better understand how new proteins are made in the body

The process through which new proteins are made in all cells of the body is known as translation. The translation process converts genetic material (in the form of RNA) into new protein by using a specialised molecular machine known as a ribosome.

Abdominal wall reconstruction course (British Hernia Society)

Anatomy@Edinburgh recently hosted a one-day abdominal wall reconstruction course in conjunction with the British Hernia Society (7thNovember 2018).

BOFAS Conference 2018

Anatomy@Edinburgh was delighted to support a demonstration of foot and ankle surgery at the recent British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Conference 2018.

Warmed Air Performance, Edinburgh Art Festival 2018

In August 2018, as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, artists Steven Anderson, Laura Gonzalez, Laura Bradshaw, Paul Michael Henry and John Clark performed their site-specific performance ‘Warmed Air’ to a combined audience of over 100 people in our historic lecture theatre, foyer and Anatomical Museum.

PhD project available in the Paxton and Murray Labs

PhD project available for an October 2019 start funded by EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

New discovery reveals insights into both spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

Many types of neuromuscular disease, such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), share similar symptoms. A new study, published by a research team from the University of Edinburgh, working with colleagues at UCL, Dundee University and the University of Cologne, has shown that these similar symptoms are likely caused by overlapping molecular mechanisms.

Prof Tom Gillingwater to deliver inaugural public lecture - Standing on the shoulders of giants: Diary of a 21st century anatomist - Monday 29 October 2018

The Chair of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh - the first such position to be created anywhere in Britain - was founded in 1705. The purpose was to promote teaching and understanding of anatomy “in all nations and cities where the health of the bodies of men are regarded”.

Regional Anatomy for Core Surgical Trainees (Scotland Deanery)

On behalf of the Scotland Deanery, we are pleased to report that Anatomy@Edinburgh successfully hosted the first ‘One Day Review of Whole Body Anatomy’ (on Monday 27 August) as part of a new training programme in Regional Anatomy for Core Surgical Trainees.

Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy (RCSEd)

On behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, we are pleased to announce that Anatomy@Edinburgh will be hosting the next series of MRCS Level Study Days, which form part of the Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 MSc in Human Anatomy Students

Our great current MSc students have just finished the course.

Anatomy of Fleeting Moments Exhibition

An exciting and moving exhibition, Anatomy of Fleeting Moments, set within the historic Anatomical Museum is now open at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Ayaa Ali named as Glenmore Scholarship winner

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for 2018/2019.

Producing 3D printed hand models for anatomy education using cadaveric dissection: a feasibility study

Mr Sameer Dhumale and supervisor Mr Wee Lam have published their work investigating the role of 3D-printing in producing anatomical models for medical and surgical education.

Anatomy@Edinburgh attends a Celebration of Global Surgery

On Tuesday 1st May Anatomy@Edinburgh attended the Celebration of Global Surgery, held at Chancellor's Building, the University of Edinburgh.

Creative Learning in Anatomy, part of the Festival of Creative Learning 2018

As part of this year's Festival of Creative Learning, Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, Victoria McCulloch and colleagues organised two creative anatomy focused workshops.

Origin of the long head of biceps brachii from the supraglenoid tubercle and glenoid labrum

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) provides stability to the glenohumeral joint.

Histology, Vascularity and Innervation of the Glenoid Labrum

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the glenoid labrum is fibrocartilaginous, being more fibrous in its periphery, and is vascularised, with the anterosuperior aspect having a rich blood supply.

The Stabilising Effect of the Anterior Oblique Ligament at the Trapeziometacarpal Joint of the Thumb

MSc Human Anatomy graduate Mark McCann and supervisor Phillipa Rust have their biomechanical cadaveric study published in the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Observations on the Superior Thyroid Artery and its Relationship with the External Laryngeal Nerve

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that due to the close association between the superior thyroid arteries (STA) and external laryngeal nerve (ELN) one potential complication of thyroidectomy is trauma to the ELN.

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

A collaboration between Anatomy@Edinburgh and the ASCUS lab at Summerhall lent for an alternative night out on Valentines Day this year.

ArtBeat: Art and Anatomy Edinburgh Creates Clay Brains

On Saturday 10th February, ArtBeat were invited to give an interactive workshop on the brain at the Edinburgh University Neurological Society's 2018 conference 'Neuroscience to Neurology'.

Nature Reviews Neurology paper summarises breakthroughs in therapy development for spinal muscular atrophy

Tom Gillingwater, working with Ewout Groen from the Gillingwater lab and Kevin Talbot from Oxford University, has just published a new review paper in Nature Reviews Neurology covering exciting recent progress in the development of new therapies and treatments for the childhood motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Human NMJ research listed in 'Top Anatomy Breakthroughs For 2017'

A recent paper by the Gillingwater Lab (Jones et al; Cell Reports; 2017) has been featured in BioExplorer’s ‘Top 15 Anatomy & Physiology Innovations & Breakthroughs For 2017’.

‘Anatomy for Surgeons’ chapter in new book by Springer

Springer have just published a new book containing an anatomy chapter authored by two members of our department, Ross Jones and Jeremy Mortimer.

What anatomy knowledge do undergraduate nurses need? UK wide study establishes core recommendations.

The level and depth of knowledge required for nursing sciences has been debated for over thirty years.

Bare spot and tubercle of Assaki

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the definition of the bare spot and tubercle of Assaki is controversial, with studies reporting different incidences, locations, and clinical significance.


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