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.

Supporting research at home and overseas

In 2017, the IBMS awarded research grants totalling almost £25,500 to six Fellows. Here the recipients explain their grant-supported projects.

The 100,000 Genomes Project: it's not just about DNA

Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology, casts a critical eye over the 100,000 Genomes Project.*

Advanced roles for biomedical scientists

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Shahid Nazir Muhammad looks at how smarter services can be provided through embracing collaborative working.

"We see people, not blood tubes"

Malcolm Robinson, co-founder of Harvey’s Gang, tells how allowing children into pathology labs is transforming their healthcare experiences – and those of the staff who meet them.