IBMS Awards open for entries

The inaugural Institute of Biomedical Science Awards are open for entries.

IBMS accredited degrees abroad: Kuala Lumpur

IBMS Executive Head of Education Sue Jones and IBMS President Elect Joanna Andrew visited Malaysia to review biomedical science degree programmes, talk with students, and meet some of the country’s IBMS Accredited education providers.

Human factors in the change process: a shared journey

Jonny Flanagan, Programme Manager for the Trust Innovation Group at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, discusses change culture within organisations.

Gender: let’s talk about sex

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Alex Liversidge looks at gender and sex in relation to the health service and biomedical science.

Working conditions in transfusion laboratories a snapshot

Nikki Swarbrick, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, talks through the key findings from a survey of UK transfusion laboratories.

Case study incidental finding of follicular lymphoma

Michelle Bolam, Healthcare Science Section Lead in Haematology and Haemostasis at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, presents a case study.

Enabling the mRNA COVID vaccine

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Congress 2023: the biggest, best ever

After four days, 19 lecture streams, hundreds of speakers and 5000 delegates passing through the doors of Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, IBMS Congress 2023 came to a close. Here we look back at a selection of the sessions and activities at this year’s event, which had the theme “Linking learning to the laboratory”.

Jabs in decline

From vaccine hesitancy to misunderstanding and misinformation, we look at why UK targets for public vaccination are being missed.

The big question: Scientists interacting with patients

This month we ask: “To what extent will the biomedical scientists of the future interact directly with patients?”

Cradle-to-grave health data

Researchers have mapped and evaluated electronic data flows in the NHS for the first time. We talk to the lead author, Joe Zhang.