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News from Biomedical Sciences for 2019.

Do your looks betray you?

The evening of the 31st of January saw over 200 people fill the anatomy lecture theatre for the latest in a series of Anatomical museum talks.

2 minute read: Staff spotlight - Dr Sharron Ogle

Dr Sharron Ogle at the Global Health Academy stand in Dynamic Earth
Dr Sharron Ogle, Programme Director of the online MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health programme, talks about the huge body of knowledge our online learners bring to the digital learning environment and the challenges of making academia globally accessible.

Professor Mayank Dutia retires

Mayank Dutia
Professor Mayank Dutia has retired from his role as Director of Postgraduate Teaching at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences after almost 40 years working for the University of Edinburgh.

Mob leader who tamed Edinburgh’s unruly masses returns to city

Close up of Bowed Joseph's face
A notorious 18th century rabble rouser has returned to Edinburgh in the form of a life-sized model cast from his skeleton.

Dr Nathalie Rochefort selected as EMBO young investigator

EMBO logo and Image of Dr Nathalie Rochefort who has been elected to the EMBO Investigator Programme
Congratulations to Dr Nathalie Rochefort (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) who has been selected as an EMBO Young Investigator.

Zhejiang biomedical alliance wins major award

The ZJE team receiving a British Business  award
Edinburgh’s alliance with Zhejiang University has received a leading international business award

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Poster for Prof Gillingwaters inaugural
Professor Tom Gillingwater delivered his inaugural lecture to a packed anatomy lecture theatre on the 29th October 2018.

Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning

Dr Ewan MacLeod from the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine and the Biomedical Teaching Organisation led workshops in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the Spheir funded project Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL) which is led by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

ZJE shortlisted for top British Business Award

The Zhejiang - Edinburgh Institute has been shortlisted for the Education Institutional Partnership of the Year at the British Business Awards, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China.

Experts teach tour guides the real story of Burke and Hare

Janet Philp telling the real story about Burke and Hare
They are among the world’s most notorious serial killers but the details of their story are often mis-told....

Insights into neuromuscular diseases published in Brain

Immunohistochemically labelled dorsal root ganglion showing different populations of neurons
New discovery reveals insights into both spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

Student spotlight: Medical Sciences student and champion piper Harris MacLennan

Hands of pipers from the Field Marshal Montgomery pipe band
Medical Sciences student Harris MacLennan returns to his second year at the University of Edinburgh fresh from winning the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships 2018 with pipe band Field Marshal Montgomery.

The Long Wait for a New Drug for Human African Trypanosomiasis

A tsetse fly perched on a twig
New findings have been published in Trends in Parasitology by Catriona Baker, a medical student, from the Welburn lab.

HEA Fellowship success

Higher Education Academy logo
Congratulations to all our staff who have gained Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy this year.

The journey of the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute

A veiw across the wetlands to Zhejiang campus
This piece was written by Sophie Craik and featured on the Edinburgh Global website

UK-India project combats infections threat with diagnostics

A packet of antibiotics
A £3 million interdisciplinary research project is to address the growing threat of drug-resistant infections in India.

Success for Inaugural Anatomy Training Programme

Group photo of successful trainees
Anatomy@Edinburgh successfully hosted the first ‘One Day Review of Whole Body Anatomy’ as part of a new training programme in Regional Anatomy for Core Surgical Trainees.

New Insight into the Maturation of miRNAs

Dr Gracjan Michlewski's lab, in the Division of Pathway and Infection Medicine, have published new findings of a cancer-causing molecule in gene regulation

Superbug discovery renews hope for antibiotic treatment

Microscopic image of listeria
Bacteria that were thought to be resistant to a powerful antibiotic may be susceptible to treatment after all, research has found.

Many Miles for Mary Runners visit dementia research labs

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences hosted a special group of athletes who are raising funds for the Australian Dementia Research Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research UK

BMS Summer Graduations 2018

Biomedical students celebrate graduation
We celebrated the success of our Biomedical Sciences graduates on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Can we cure jet lag with eye drops?

Prof Mike Ludwig (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) features in a short film about his work published in the Journal of Physiology about vasopressin and nerve cells that control jet lag.

Canoeist Eilidh Gibson inducted to Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame - Eilidh Gibson
Congratulations to Eilidh Gibson, a current Biomedical Sciences student, who has been inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Bridging the gap between Lipid Droplets and Motor Neuron Diseases

Microscopic image of Lipid droplets
Dr Giuseppa Pennetta reviews emerging evidence of supporting a prominent and previously unappreciated role of Lipid Droplets in Motor Neuron Diseases, in the latest issue of Developmental Cell journal.

DIPM host 2nd year students from Denmark

2nd year students from University College of South Denmark visit DIPM
The DIPM welcomed a group of student visitors from University College of South Denmark on 22 May 2018. Their visit was organised by the Division of Infection & Pathway Medicine (DIPM) and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) .

New Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Prof Giles Hardingham has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Giles Hardingham, City of Edinburgh Professor of Pharmacology and the Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute Edinburgh Centre, who has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

A warm welcome to our new colleagues

We welcome our latest cohort of Academic Track lecturers who joined Biomedical Sciences in 2018. They bring a wealth of expertise and excellence in research and teaching for both the Deanery and the Zhejiang Institute in China.