New genomics centre to open

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

One step ahead of cancer

In the UK, one in two of us can expect to get cancer in our lifetimes. With such a high disease burden, efforts to prevent cancer are at least as important as efforts to treat it. 

News

  • Reflecting on success

    As we leave the old year and enter the new Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Executive Head of Education, looks back on some of the Education Team successes of 2018.

  • President’s prize winners

    These prizes are awarded to students graduating from IBMS-accredited BSc (Hons) programmes who have achieved academic distinction.

  • IBMS council: president elect

    Allan Wilson has been voted by IBMS Council members as the new IBMS President Elect.

Science

Clopidigrel DNA Genotyping and Sequencing Science photo library

Clopidogrel and CYP2C19 genotyping: a genomic perspective

Ibrahim Nakibingé looks into one of the first generation of adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonists.

Blood Group Blood Bag Science Photo Library

The Lewis Blood Group System and Secretor Status

Malcolm Needs CSci FIBMS, formerly of the NHSBT, delves into the history and science of a notable blood group system.

Discovering the double helix

A look back in time to the history of the discovery of DNA and its structure – work which would change medicine and science forever.

Latest Jobs

Technology

 

Under the microscope: bioelectronic medicine

This month: Bioelectronic medicine

Protocol 3 automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a long-established, expert manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London.

Evaluating antibody disks

EUCAST has evaluated the quality of 16 antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) discs from nine manufacturers against EUCAST targets and ranges for relevant quality control strains.

Resources

 

Raised serum ferritin

Honorary senior lecturer and consultant haematologist Dr Farooq A Wandroo and his colleagues ask, what is the clinical significance of a markedly elevated serum ferritin?

T Levels: technical education for the future

Pathology Services Manager Sue Alexander introduces a new qualification and outlines its development.

How to… promote biomedical science

Dan Nimmo, IBMS Communications Manager, reflects on the successes of the past year, highlights some of the plans for 2019 and discusses how members play the biggest part in promoting biomedical science.

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