What’s in a name?

The role of the biomedical scientist has evolved, but more work is needed to change public awareness.

June journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

Here to help: Journey to the Institute

Emma-Jane Plews has joined the IBMS in the role of Education Manager. Here she gives a short introduction of her path into the role.

My lab: Rotherham biochemistry department

Senior Biomedical Scientist and Pathology Research Coordinator Holly Neill gives a guided tour of her laboratory.

Stopping malaria

A pilot programme is now underway for a vaccine that could cut malaria cases by 40%. We hear from one of the scientists.

The big question: “Should a Specialist Diploma be mandatory for band 6?”

Three professionals discuss whether a Specialist Diploma should be mandatory for band 6.

Under the microscope: FAAH-OUT

This month: FAAH-OUT

Scientists scoop accolades  

IBMS members were victorious at the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards) for achievements in biomedical science. 

Biomedical Science Day 2019

This year Biomedical Science Day will be held on Thursday 20 June. Once again, we want our members to celebrate their work in biomedical science and show patients, hospital staff and the public the vital role they play in healthcare. Free with this month’s edition of The Biomedical Scientist you’ll find a poster to put up at work to help encourage colleagues to take part.  

Top five congress tips

With just one more month of early bird discount rates for Congress 2019, we ask five regular attendees and previous speakers their top tips to make the most of Congress.

molecular scissors

Jennifer Doudna is behind a pioneering gene editing technique, potential applications of which range from curing genetic diseases, to improving crops. She discusses the practical and ethical issues.