Funding boost for four early-career researchers

Four researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences – part of BHP founder member the University of Birmingham – have received vital funding to further their scientific endeavours. Kendle Maslowski Kendle, a Birmingham Fellow within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, has received a Career Establishment Award from Cancer Research UK that will support Kendle’s newly-established lab for the next six years. “This funding will enable us to investigate the mechanisms of bacterial … Continue reading “Funding boost for four early-career researchers”

UHB senior nurses appointed to prestigious national programme

Two senior nurses at Heartlands Hospital, Liz Lees-Deutsch and Teresa Melody, have been awarded places on a new national programme aiming to develop the number of NHS staff involved in research. The 70@70 NIHR Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme will begin with a launch event in London on May 9, which will focus on setting priorities and scoping potential ideas to encourage staff and patient involvement in research at a national, regional and … Continue reading “UHB senior nurses appointed to prestigious national programme”

Haematology Lecturer wins Researcher of the Year prize

Pip Nicolson, a Clinical Lecturer in Haematology at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), has been awarded a prestigious national prize for his research. Pip was presented with the National Institute for Health Research and British Society for Haematology “Researcher of the Year” award, at a ceremony in Glasgow on April 2. Over the last seven years, Pip has held a variety of positions within haematology in the West Midlands, and has … Continue reading “Haematology Lecturer wins Researcher of the Year prize”

Taking over the human gut – scientists unlock the secrets of e. coli clones

A ‘superbug’ clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered. The researchers investigated how and why a clone of E. coli called ST131 – dubbed a ‘superbug’ because it is resistant to multiple drugs – has become the major cause of drug resistant E. coli infections, but not so … Continue reading “Taking over the human gut – scientists unlock the secrets of e. coli clones”

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

Experts from BHP founding member the University of Birmingham have joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients. Among the first studies to be launched is a surgical trial looking at interventions to reduce the often devastating impact of post-surgical infection (FALCON); as well as a study to evaluate access to healthcare for patients requiring surgery. A team from the National Institute … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat”