Biomedical Sciences


Archived news from the School of Biomedical Sciences from 2013.

School promotions 2013

Gareth Leng and the School warmly welcomes the news that John Stewart has been awarded the title of Professorial Director for his role as Director of the BMTO.

Student awarded Microbiology prize

Congratulations to Sandra Hapca who has been awarded the Society for General Microbiology’s Undergraduate Microbiology Prize 2013.

Alzheimer research funding success

Dr. Tara Spires-Jones, Chancellor's Fellow and Reader with the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, has secured funding to lead a 3 year project, with co-investigators Dr. Iris Oren and Dr. Oliver Hardt.

Giant human hologram to go on public display

A full colour, animated 3D hologram of the human body - the first anatomy teaching tool of its kind - is to go on public display for the first time.

Edinburgh Neuroscience wins award

Edinburgh Neuroscience has won an award for public engagement.

New Headship of the DPM

Professor Sue Welburn has accepted the new rotational Headship of the Division of Pathway Medicine.

Study suggests cold sores linked to gene mutation

Why some people are troubled by cold sores while others are not has finally been explained by scientists.

Brain study uncovers vital clue for epilepsy

People with epilepsy could be helped by new research into the way a key molecule controls brain activity during a seizure.

Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease

SBMS research into diseases of neurodegeneration and demylenation is to be boosted with an international collaboration into the further understanding of these disorders.

Zebrafish study sheds light on how nerves protect themselves

Fresh insights gained from a study of tropical fish could help our understanding of how the nervous system works.

Staff help establish community farm

Staff members from the School of Biomedical Sciences are helping to establish Scotland’s first community farm.

Sustainability Award successes

This year saw another great success for SBMS in the University sustainability awards. The awards, run by the University's Students' Association and the Sustainability Office, rewards the efforts of staff and students to make their departments more sustainable and socially responsible.

Does food addiction exist?

Could obesity, in some cases, result from an addiction, and if so, do we need to change the way we treat it?

The Delhi-Edinburgh Lecture Series

Students and staff are invited to join innovative live-streamed collaborative learning sessions, exploring topics of mutual interest at University of Edinburgh and University of Delhi

A tribute to Prof Alison Douglas

Professor Alison Jane Douglas, 27 September 1961 - 9 May 2012

Grants awarded to the School in March 2013

Staff in the School have received grants from the following funding sources.

Teaching Awards 2013

The School of Biomedical Sciences has been nominated for a range of Teaching Awards in 2012/13.

2012 Lister Institute Research Prize to Dr David Lyons

Dr David Lyons,has been awarded a Lister Institute Research Prize.

Chancellor's Fellows

We have recently welcomed several new members of staff who have been appointed under the Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme.

January 2013 news

Richard Morris (Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems), Royal Society/Wolfson Professor of Neuroscience, has been named as the co-recipient of this year’s Fondation Ipsen Prize for Neuronal Plasticity.