December 2018

President’s prize winners

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

National Pathology Week

Biomedical scientists and laboratory staff across the UK took part in National Pathology Week.

Biomedical scientist of the year

The IBMS is sponsoring the Biomedical Scientist of the Year category at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards).

How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series on tumour markers concludes with a review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of an important serum tumour marker – prostate specific antigen.

New trojan horse antibiotic

Simon Portsmouth explains the latest trials of a hopeful new antibiotic and looks at the ongoing fight against drug-resistant bacteria.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Here to help: could you be a specialist advisory panel member?

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, looks at the Institute’s advisory panels and how members can play a crucial role.

West Midlands and Birmingham AGM

The West Midlands and Birmingham annual general meeting will be held at 5.30pm on 17 January.