January 2019

One step ahead of cancer

In the UK, one in two of us can expect to get cancer in our lifetimes. With such a high disease burden, efforts to prevent cancer are at least as important as efforts to treat it. 

The Lewis Blood Group System and Secretor Status

Malcolm Needs CSci FIBMS, formerly of the NHSBT, delves into the history and science of a notable blood group system.

Clopidogrel and CYP2C19 genotyping: a genomic perspective

Ibrahim Nakibingé looks into one of the first generation of adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonists.

Reflecting on success

As we leave the old year and enter the new Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Executive Head of Education, looks back on some of the Education Team successes of 2018.

President’s prize winners

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

IBMS council: president elect

Allan Wilson has been voted by IBMS Council members as the new IBMS President Elect.

IBMS members win Team of the Year

The laboratory team at Hull andEast Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust was awarded Quality Team of the Year at the 2018 International Quality Awards.

Your chance to shape the future of the IBMS

The IBMS prides itself on being a professional body that is run by its members for its members.

How to… promote biomedical science

Dan Nimmo, IBMS Communications Manager, reflects on the successes of the past year, highlights some of the plans for 2019 and discusses how members play the biggest part in promoting biomedical science.

T Levels: technical education for the future

Pathology Services Manager Sue Alexander introduces a new qualification and outlines its development.

Raised serum ferritin

Honorary senior lecturer and consultant haematologist Dr Farooq A Wandroo and his colleagues ask, what is the clinical significance of a markedly elevated serum ferritin?