January 2018

My lab: the cancer biomarkers team

Ruth Riisnaes gives a guided tour of her lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

Here to help: 10 registration facts

The IBMS Registration Team receives large numbers of questions, ranging from simple to the very complex. Jocelyn Pryce highlights 10 of the most common answers to members’ questions.

Journal based learning for January

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

Helen Walker obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our friend and colleague Helen Walker (nee Rouse), who passed away after a short battle with cancer on 25 October 2017.

IBMS regional AGM

The IBMS West Midlands Region and Birmingham Branch is holding its annual general meeting this month.

A digital-ready workforce

The IBMS is encouraging members to share their views and help build the digital-ready workforce of the future.

Awards nominations now open

The Advancing Healthcare Awards, which are in their 12th year, are now accepting nominations for 2018.

New President takes the reins

IBMS member Alison Geddis has now taken up the role of President of the IBMS.

Reflecting on CPD

How far has Continuing Professional Development (CPD) come in the last 25 years? Alan Wainwright from the IBMS looks to the past. 

How to... become a STEM ambassador

Natalie Clerke, from the National STEM Learning Network, explains how to become a STEM Ambassador and why it is an important role.

Improving the health of future generations

Parmesher Singh explains the work that is being undertaken at UK Biobank and the impact that it is hoped to have.