March 2022

My lab: Toxicology in Sheffield

Azuma Kalu and Dean Tazzyman give a guided tour of the toxicology laboratory at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Here to help: Non-accredited biomedical science degrees

Alan Wainwright and Richardia Penn from the IBMS give their top tips for submitting documentation.

Regulation: an IBMS position statement

Alan Wainwright, Executive Head of Education at the IBMS, looks at a consultation on regulation.

How to... secure a placement

Biomedical science student Ryan O’Neil talks through his placement experiences and provides advice for anyone considering applying.

COVID testing on wheels

Chief Biomedical Scientist Bamidele Farinre outlines a Mobile Processing Unit project to take COIVD testing out into the community.

Congress is finally here...

After a reschedule and months of planning, Congress is here. Six months later than originally planned, a March Congress, in the wake of the pandemic, has huge significance and a lot to offer its delegates, writes IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May.

Blood bikes: The ride of your life

John Stepney, Chairman of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), outlines the charity’s work and achievements and some of the challenges faced over recent years.

Parkinson's disease

This is the eighth 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.

Engaging with the anti-vax movement

Lead Biomedical Scientist Jonathan M Evans argues that we need to get better at engaging with anti-vaxxers for our own future benefit.

How long can we live?

It has been 25 years since Jeanne Calment, the oldest person to have ever lived, passed away. In the decades since, no one has come close to her 122 years. Here we investigate whether research projects and advances in medicine can increase lifespan indefinitely, or if we have hit the limit.

The big question: What should be done to improve the biomedical science profession for women?

In 1922 a motion was passed to officially admit female members to the IBMS. To mark the 100-year anniversary of the landmark moment: