£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher

Dr Shishir Shetty, a clinician scientist in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, has been awarded a £1.4 million Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship from Cancer Research UK to further his research into liver cancer. The five-year fellowship supports clinician scientists to further their skills in their specific area of research, developing … Continue reading “£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher”

First phase of online health data tool goes live

NHS Global Digital Exemplar and BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham is now part of Health Data Research UK’s Innovation Gateway – an innovative portal that provides researchers with information from more than 400 UK health data sets. The Gateway has been created to enable access to data to help better understand diseases and discover new … Continue reading “First phase of online health data tool goes live”

Rare disease research receives funding boost

A LifeArc Philanthropic Fund project grant of more than £420k has been received by Dr Sovan Sarkar for a three-year translational research project in rare diseases. LifeArc is a British life science medical research charity and was formerly known as the Medical Research Council (MRC) Technology. The grant of £420,826 has been awarded to Dr Sovan … Continue reading “Rare disease research receives funding boost”

January news round-up

Personalised treatments for childhood brain cancer, new techniques for combatting antiobiotic resistance, the launch of a new research centre and an industry partnership set to develop a new diagnostic tool – it all happened in January 2020. Check out our top stories from the first month of the year below – including the first of … Continue reading “January news round-up”