April 2022

My lab: A genomics unit in Wales

Joanne Watkins, Senior Biomedical Scientist and Deputy Head of Pathogen Genomics Unit, gives a guided tour of her laboratory in Cardiff.

Here to help: Public engagement

With public engagement events taking place again, IBMS Head of Communications Dan Nimmo offers ideas and resources to help members.

Q&A: Awarded a PHD aged 69

At the age of 69, Ron Turner was awarded a PhD for his work on antimicrobial resistance. We hear about his experiences.

Congress 2022

With the wait finally over, hundreds of sessions took place at IBMS Congress – the biggest biomedical science event of its kind.

Breaking the cycle

Gareth Richardson, a Laboratory Medicine Training Officer, outlines an innovative approach to recruitment of support staff.

Spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells

Barbara J. Bain, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, analyses spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells.

Wilson's disease

This is the ninth in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology laboratories.

Cortisol, night shifts

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Sheri Scott explores the role of the circadian rhythm and its impact on cortisol production.

What happens now? The end of Covid testing

Following the government’s announcement that free COVID testing would end and restrictions would be lifted in England, we look at the implications.

Life flashing before your eyes

The human brain may remain active and coordinated as a person dies, shows a study that has recorded a dying brain for the first time.