July 2017

Congress update: real science, relevance

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive at the IBMS, explains the approach behind this year’s Congress.

The big story: tales of the plague

Stephen Mortlock tells the tale of the plague that ravaged London and asks whether it was really stopped by the Great Fire.

Synopsis: British Journal Biomedical Science, issue 3 2017

Issue 3 of our journal is now completed. By the time you read this, the hardcopy may already have landed on your doormats. However, those of you who have been to the website will already have accessed and read some of the papers. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content in the latest issue.

Microbiology: culture vs molecular

Microbiologist Dr Mark Wilks looks at the key themes and messages that emerged from this year’s British Society for Microbial Technology conference.

How to... prepare for interviews

You've done the hard work — you have the qualifications and you've landed an interview. Next comes the step most candidates fret about – the interview. In this guide, the scientists at CY Partners provide steps, reminders and pointers you can use to execute the perfect interview and score your dream job in biomedical science.

Tracking and targeting virus and disease outbreaks

How do we predict outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases and what measures are taken at present to stop them spreading?

IBMS AGM: awards and prizes

The 75th annual general meeting of the IBMS took place in Aberdeen on 3 June. As well as the Council election results (see page 40), there were an array of awards and prizes. The awards were to recognise members’ contributions and support to the Institute and the prizes awarded included Company Members Prizes.

A day in the life of... Helen Tucker

I am the Managed Services Contracts Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. I work with NHS trusts, primary contractors and our internal sales teams to drive business by assisting customers with innovative solutions to help improve patient outcomes. 

Breakthrough in Huntington’s disease

Ed Wild discusses the latest breakthrough in Huntington’s disease and explains why he will always remain dedicated to the field.

New IBMS branch for Sussex

After years of inactivity, the IBMS Sussex branch has been relaunched, giving the members in the region a voice.

IBMS vacancies: Specialist advisory panel

The Institute of Biomedical Science’s advisory panels are key to the success of many Institute initiatives.