CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist shares top tips on undertaking research

Dr Shishir Shetty is a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist and principal investigator in the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research. He is also an honorary consultant hepatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) where he specialises in the management of hepatocellular cancer and neuroendocrine tumour. What clinical work and research studies do you undertake? … Continue reading “CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist shares top tips on undertaking research”

Virtual medical education during the Covid-19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, medical students and junior doctors came together globally to help sustain their medical education. Led by Birmingham’s Dr Punith Kempegowda, a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine, SIMBA Simulation was born – an interactive simulation-based approach to learning through instant messaging for … Continue reading “Virtual medical education during the Covid-19 pandemic”

What are ‘autoantibodies’ in the body’s immune system response to COVID-19?

Alex Richter, Professor of Clinical Immunology at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, discusses the results of a study that looked at patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and what the presence of autoantibodies (a type of antibody produced by the immune system that is directed against their body’s own tissues or organs) means.https://youtu.be/MQd8Z6imKb4 Video … Continue reading “What are ‘autoantibodies’ in the body’s immune system response to COVID-19?”

Birmingham PhD student takes new rapid Covid-19 test from idea to reality

This article originally appeared on the UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council website.  Jake Carter, a PhD student at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, was in his last year when COVID-19 and the first England lockdown forced him to leave the lab and stay at home.  With the support of his supervisors, university … Continue reading “Birmingham PhD student takes new rapid Covid-19 test from idea to reality”

May news round-up

Thursday 20 May 2021 saw us mark International Clinical Trials Day with the launch of two new initiatives to help industry partners and NHS sites to restart and accelerate clinical research – ultimately benefitting patients. We also shared exciting news of new collaborative partnerships with pharmaceutical companies – and, needless to say, Covid-19 research continued … Continue reading “May news round-up”