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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. … 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 … 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); … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat”

Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK

Two leading scientists from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have been named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth. Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences … Continue reading “Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK”

Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers

A clinical researcher’s dream is to have a database of patients willing and ready to take part in research and trials, and it could be said that this is exactly what haemophilia research nurse, Elizabeth Dwenger, has built. Elizabeth, originally from Georgia in the USA, trained in the UK and for many years was a … Continue reading “Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers”