September 2017

Congress: this is it!

With Congress 2017 now upon us, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May gives a taster of some of the presentations.

40 years of biomedical science degrees

How and why was the first biomedical science degree created? The man behind it, Dr Ray Jones, explains all on this landmark anniversary.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme collects and analyses anonymised information reported 
in the UK about serious adverse reactions and events (SAE) related to blood transfusion, then makes recommendations to improve patient and transfusion safety.

Analysing dementia risk

A new study maps out the exact percentage risk of developing dementia posed by nine factors. John Windell looks at the methodology behind the mathematics.

A balanced approach to infection control

Mitchell Reed, a Microbiology Services Manager, discusses bringing previously outsourced microbiology tests back in-house.  

President's prize: Keele

Keele University’s IBMS President’s Prize winner for 2017 is Maureen Ekong, who graduated from the School of Life Sciences with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science in July. 

Presidents prize: Salford

David Scannali recently graduated with a first-class degree from the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science course at the University of Salford, Manchester.

A day in the life of... Nicky Milner

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences and Course Leader for the extended degree programmes in medical science, pharmaceutical science and applied nutritional science at Anglia Ruskin University. I’m also an External Examiner for the IBMS and maintain HCPC registration as a biomedical scientist.

The big question: How do you approach CPD to ensure HCPC compliance?

How do you approach CPD to ensure HCPC compliance?

How to... share and promote your research

Public engagement can be intimidating and it is tempting to leave it to professors and professional communicators. But Anastasia Skamarauskas from Sense about Science says that standing up for science and being part of the public discussion is the responsibility of all researchers.

Developing in vitro diagnostic tests

The role of laboratory professionals in developing and implementing tests was central to a recent clinical research symposium.