Biomedical Sciences


Archived news from 2015.

Prof Alfred J Clark elected into BPS Hall of Fame

British Pharmacology Logo
Dec 15: The members of the British Pharmacology Society have voted Prof Alfred Clark into the BPS Hall of Fame to posthumously recognise his distinction in science and valuable contribution to our Society.

Visual dissection - The art of Anatomy

'Visual Dissection' exhibition poster
Dec 15: This exhibition gives a rare opportunity to view unique artifacts that have never been on public display.

Study suggests Intellectual disabilities share disease mechanisms

Nov 15: A study has found that brain disorders that cause intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders may share common defects despite having different genetic causes.

Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography

Nov 15: Congratulations to Prof Richard Ribchester who has been awarded the 13th Annual Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography.

Winter Graduation Reception 2015

graduation day
The Biomedical Sciences graduation ceremony takes place on Friday 27th November 2015.

New Chair of Anatomy

Digitally coloured section of the brain
Congratulations to Professor Tom Gillingwater who has been appointed to the Chair of Anatomy. 

The Anatomical Museum celebrates RLS Day

View of inside the museum and the exhibits
Nov 15: The Anatomical Museum opens its doors to the public for just one day as part of the Robert Louis Stevenson Day celebrations.

Zebrafish uncover nerve cell repair mechanisms

swimming zebrafish
Nov 15: Tropical fish may hold clues that could aid research into motor neuron disease and paralysis caused by spinal cord injury

Congratulations to Prof David Lyons!

Prof David Lyons in his lab
Nov 15: David Lyons (Centre for Neuroregeneration) has been appointed to a Personal Chair with effect from 1st November 2015.

Dr John Menzies leads the new Nudge-It MOOC

Sept 15: Dr John Menzies (CIP) leads a new University of Edinburgh MOOC (massive open online course) on obesity.

Case study in top 20 REF case studies

Sep 15: 'Stamp out sleeping sickness', submitted by Prof Sue Welburn (DIPM), has been selected as one of the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) top 20 favourite impact stories.

First major collaboration for SMA study

Sep 15: Congratulations to Prof Tom Gillingwater (Euan Macdonald Centre) and Prof Catherina Becker (CNR) who have been awarded a first of its kind collaboration grant by the SMA Trust

RCSEd honours Dr Mark Hughes

Sep 15: Congratulations to Dr Mark Hughes who has been awarded the prestigious Syme medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

SBMS Students awarded Masters Scholarships

Eight SBMS students have been awarded a UK/EU University of Edinburgh Masters Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic session.

Henderson scholarship award

June: Congratulations to Teresa Spano (2nd year Biomedical Sciences) who has been awarded a Henderson Scholarship for her Neuroscience project.

Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded

June: Congratulations to Dr Christos Gkokgas who has been awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust

G2PD host first Postdoctoral Retreat

June: G2PD host their first Postdoctoral Retreat at Firbush

Richard Ribchester receives MRC grant

June: Congratulations to Richard Ribchester (CIP) who has been awarded an MRC grant

New Fellow elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences

May: Congratulations to Prof Peter Ghazal (DIPM) who has been elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Medical Sciences

Ker Memorial Prize 2015

May: Congratulations to Wei Yuan Hsieh who has been awarded the Ker Memorial Prize 2015.

New Joint Zhejiang - Edinburgh Institute is unveiled

May: The unveiling of the new Zhejiang-Edinburgh institute took place at a ceremony in Hangzhou on Wednesday.

Winner of the Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine

April: Congratulations to Prof Jamie Davies who has been awarded the Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine for the second time.

Study suggests brain activity regulates myelination

Dr David Lyons and his team have published a study in Nature Neuroscience which suggests that Multiple Sclerosis patients may, one day, benefit from treatments that boost their brain function.

Brophy Lab wins Wellcome Investigator Award

April: Congratulations to Prof Peter Brophy who has won a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Edinburgh Anatomy workshops

March: The Edinburgh Anatomists invite you into one of the oldest medical schools in the country to develop your understanding of your body.

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015

March: There are a number of SBMS staff playing their part in this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival.

New Fellow to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

February: Professor Sue Welburn has been appointed as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

New paper in Neuron

February: Dr Tara Spires-Jones, CCNS, has collaborated on a paper published in Neuron.

Sugar solution could reduce osteoarthritis surgery

January: Dr Andrew Hall and his team have found that adding sugar to the saline solution used to wash out joints protects the cartilage.

Spears' Lab awarded first ESHRE grant

January: Professor Norah Spears, has been awarded the first research grant by The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

New member of FENS-KAVLI

January: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence accepts Tara Spires-Jones as a member.

Commendation at Holography Awards

January: The full-length human anatomy hologram commissioned by Prof. Gordon Findlater , has been commended at the Excellence in Holography Awards.

New website for the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

January: The Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre has launched its new website.

New Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

January: Professor Gordon Findlater has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Putting Pharmacology on the map

January: The British Pharmacological Society has presented an award to the School's Department of Pharmacology.