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Post date: Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Professor Mike Barrett, Director of Glasgow Polyomics and Professor of Parasitology in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology was recently ratified as the new Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) Director.
Professor Barrett says “I have been involved with SULSA since...

Post date: Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Phenomics Discovery Initiative launched to enhance translation of phenotypic biology to novel therapeutics for patients
Dundee, UK - Wednesday 20th January 2016
The Universities of Dundee, Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formation of the Phenomics Discovery Initiative (PDi) with Janssen...

Post date: Monday, 16 November 2015

MSD has partnered with Wayra, a digital start-up accelerator, to launch Velocity Health, the first digital preventative healthcare accelerator programme in the UK.  
It is a call to challenge start-up companies in the UK to create solutions that reimagine how healthcare can be delivered to help...

Post date: Monday, 16 November 2015

In 2015 it was estimated that over 80 million adult European citizens had tried an illicit drug, with 20 million of these cases occurring in the UK alone. Of these drugs, opiates contribute to the most deaths due to acute poisonings, whilst a number of contaminants in so-called ‘party drugs’ have...

Post date: Monday, 16 November 2015


Heather and Michael are BBSRC/Eastbio-funded PhD students at the University of Edinburgh, working with Education Scotland. Over the course of their placement they are looking to support the teaching of biological sciences in Scottish schools to inspire learners to pursue further studies and...

Post date: Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Edinburgh, 7th October 2015
SynthSys at the University of Edinburgh launches the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC.
The Centre was opened by Caroline Strain, Head of Chemical Sciences, Scottish Enterprise and was followed by a series of talks on the...

Post date: Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Could your business benefit from hosting a talented international trainee, with cutting edge technical knowledge, cultural and linguistic skills?
The IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) programme provides highly motivated and talented...

Post date: Thursday, 25 June 2015

The details of the discovery, properties and mechanism of action of a novel antimalarial compound, DDD107498, have been published in the journal Nature. DDD107498 has the potential to treat malaria patients in a single dose, including those with malaria parasites resistant to current medications,...

Post date: Friday, 12 June 2015

Edinburgh 12 June 2015.
University of Edinburgh rewards Adèle Marston's scientific achievements with a Personal Chair.
Adèle Marston was awarded a promotion yesterday to Personal Chair in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering.
Adèle...

Post date: Saturday, 6 June 2015

Edinburgh 18th and 19th June 2015
Cutting Edge Technologies for Drug Target Validation
An inspiring two-day conference with a good mix of talks from academia and industry, which paved the way for some fantastic cross-sector debate on how to progress the field of drug target validation.

 
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