Biomedical Sciences


Archived news from the School of Biomedical Sciences from 2011.

The Anatomical Museum on Facebook

Dec 2011: Check out the new Anatomical Museum page on Facebook for keeping up to date with the latest news and upcoming events at the Museum.

The Anatomical Museum on Facebook

The infamous Burke is now on Twitter!

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SBMS is now on Twitter!

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Study sheds light on stroke risk

Oct 2011: A new study by the University's Centre for Integrative Physiology offers fresh insights into the way the brain protects itself when starved of its blood supply.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Aug 2011: Many congratulations to the School of Biomedical Sciences of their success in achieving an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and to all those who were involved in the work to make it successful.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

BBSRC project grant awarded to Becker group

Aug 2011: Congratulations to Catherina Becker and her group who have recently been awarded a 3 year project grant from the BBSRC to investigate the role of serotonin in zebrafish spinal cord regeneration.

School promotions

Aug 2011: Head of School announces the SBMS promotions with effect from 1st August 2011

Success at SET awards 2011

Jul 11: Congratulations to Daniel O’Neil who won the Leadership Forum award for the Best Biology & Biotechnology Student at the recent Science Engineering & Technology Student of the Year awards (SET). Lowri Phillips was a finalist in the competition for best Pharmacology Student.

Memory study published in Science

Jul 2011: Prof Richard Morris (CCNS) has led a study which sheds light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar things.

Dr. Tim Czopka awarded EMBO long-term fellowship

Jun 2011: Congratulations to Dr. Tim Czopka (CNR), who has been awarded a prestigious EMBO long-term postdoctoral fellowship to study myelinated axon formation as part of a collaborative project between the Lyons lab and ffrench-Constant lab.

New ERC grant award

May 2011: Prof Richard Morris (CCNS) has secured the first European Research Council Advanced Investigator award worth Euro 3.05 Million for work on a radically new step towards analysis of the neuroscience of learning and memory.

New ERC grant award

Success at EUSA Teaching Awards 2011

Mar 2011: Congratulations to David Apps and Gordon Findlater on receiving the winning and running up position of the Kendell Award for teaching medicine in the recent EUSA Teaching Awards.

EUSA Teaching Awards

Study sheds light on brain signalling

Mar 2011: Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of the segment of nerve fibres that controls transmission of messages within the brain.

Curbing cholesterol could combat infection

Mar 2011: Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shown a direct link between the workings of the immune system and cholesterol levels.

Major food, hunger and brain study launched

Mar 2011: Physiologists from the Centre for Integrative Physiology are participating in a major international study determining the links between the gut, brain and food consumption.

New spinout company launched

Feb 2011: Tom Gillingwater and colleagues have successfully launched a new management consultancy as a spinout from the University of Edinburgh: NeuroORG Business Consulting Ltd.

ISN Young Scientist Award 2011

Feb 2011: Professor Giles Hardingham, of the Centre for Integrative Physiology, has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the International Society for Neurochemistry Young Scientist Award.

Athena Swan Survey

Feb 2011: The School of Biomedical Sciences Athena team have conducted a short survey on issues from all staff and at all academic levels, from postgraduate students to professors.

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Keeping minds healthy

Jan 2011: The Centre for Integrative Physiology has become the first University department to achieve the Healthy Working Lives Mental Health and Wellbeing Commendation award.

Edinburgh BioQuarter launches innovation competition

Edinburgh BioQuarter is offering researchers and staff £45,000 in prize money for the best innovations leading to new medical companies being formed from scientific research.

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