Welcoming Professor of Life Science Innovation, Michael Lewis

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has announced the appointment of its first Professor of Life Science Innovation. Michael Lewis joins us with an extensive background in life sciences and digital innovation in healthcare – let’s get to know him. Where was your previous job? I still work with five different life science and … Continue reading “Welcoming Professor of Life Science Innovation, Michael Lewis”

October news round-up

New BHF investment to boost Birmingham’s heart and circulatory disease research BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has received £1 million funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to strengthen its ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory diseases. The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a … Continue reading “October news round-up”

World Stroke Day – meet the research nurses

Michelle Bates and Katherine Ahlquist are stroke research sisters working on a number of different trials at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. To mark World Stroke Day 2019, we share their story: UHB holds the coveted status of Hyper-Acute Stroke Research Centre (HSRC), which means it can boast both the facilities and highly … Continue reading “World Stroke Day – meet the research nurses”

Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts

Professor Colin Watts is Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program and Principle Investigator on the Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX. He joined Birmingham last year, bringing with him a wealth of clinical experience from the last 25 years. Marking International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, Professor Watts explains the challenges of treating patients with brain cancer, and … Continue reading “Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts”

Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre

Innovative, end-to-end clinical and academic partnership for the development of precision medicine Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner, writes for BHP on our innovative end-to-end clinical and academic partnership – Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre.  In a highly competitive marketplace, with reducing returns from R&D and average costs of bringing a drug to market of $2bn, … Continue reading “Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre”