IBMS awards

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.

The evolution of traditional medicine

From shamans and witches to contemporary use of medicinal plants and health tourism, Stephen Mortlock looks at traditional medicines through the ages.

Recent advances and updates in biomedical science

Deputy Editor Ian Paterson, from the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at the University of Malaya, summarises the articles recently published in the British Journal of Biomedical Science.

Point-of-care testing and the new ISO 15189:2022

David Ricketts, Alyson Bryant and Sarah Glover look at accreditation and point-of-care testing.

Race to reveal the secret of life

The work of scientists from many disciplines led to the discovery of the double helix, 70 years ago. It has shaped biomedical science ever since.