April 2023

My lab: a small rural laboratory

Andrea Johnson, Cellular Pathology Laboratory Manager, gives a tour of her lab in Herefordshire.

Here to help: training approval applications

IBMS Head of Learning and Development Donna Torrance offers advice on how laboratories can gain IBMS Training Approval, which is a requirement for delivering IBMS qualifications.

Could you be an advisory panel member?

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, explains the crucial role of the Institute’s advisory panels and why the Institute is seeking new members for these panels.

Autism Q&A

Zoé Andrews, a Trainee Biomedical Scientist from Guernsey, looks at autism and how to help if a colleague has the disability.

Journal synopsis: recent advances in biomedical science

Deputy Editor Dr Mark Hajjawi summarises some articles recently published in the British Journal of Biomedical Science.

Another route: Histopathology reporting

Peter Smith, Principal Clinical Scientist in Cellular Pathology at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, gives a personal account of his experiences of the Scientist Training Programme.

Under the microscope: microbiology and infection

David Westrip, Senior Biomedical Scientist and Deputy Chair of the British Society for Microbial Technology, provides a preview to its forthcoming annual microbiology conference.

Donation and transplantation

Rachel Smith, Panagiotis Pantelidis and Arthi Anand outline a cross-department working model to support an out-of-hours deceased donor human leucocyte antigen (HLA) typing service.

Biomedical science day is coming: promote the profession

A look ahead to the celebrations that will take place to mark Biomedical Science Day this summer.

The Newborn Genomes Programme

We look at the delicate balancing act of weighing up diagnostic progress and ethical concerns in a new project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 babies.

The big question: Artificial intelligence in diagnostics

This month we ask “What are your thoughts on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnostics?”