Dr Claire Fletcher, of the Androgen Signalling Laboratory, Division of Cancer, has been awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of the USA. The stated aim of the PCF in creating these awards, which are very rarely awarded outside of the US, is “to identify a cohort of future research leaders who will keep the field of prostate cancer research vibrant with new ideas.”
Claire will be using the award to pursue her innovative translational research programme at Imperial College, mentored both by Professor Charlotte Bevan in her host laboratory and also by Prof Johann de Bono at the Institute of Cancer Research, cementing and developing the collaboration between the 2 laboratories and indeed institutes. Her work focuses on identification of microRNA drivers of therapy resistance in prostate cancer, with the aim of both increasing therapy options and also of providing biomarkers to enable effective patient stratification.
On Friday 22 January the Learning and Development Centre is hosting a registration session for technicians who are interested in pursuing the RSciTech. This will be an informal networking and workshop session open to all technicians at the College, with members of professional bodies on hand to answer questions.
For further information and to book a place, please contact Jenny Davies, Learning and Development Administrator.
The Learning and Development Centre have a wide range of opportunities and courses on offer so click on the above graphic to find out more on:
- PRINCE2 Project Management
- Preparing for maternity
- Post maternity coaching
- PRDP briefings
Professor Guang-Zhong Yang has been appointed Editor of Science Robotics, the latest offering from Science publisher, AAAS. The journal, which launches this year, will publish cutting-edge research into robotics.
Professor Yang is Director of the Hamlyn Centre, where he develops innovative medical technology using cutting-edge robotics, imaging and sensing. His team’s discoveries have enabled surgeons to utilise ultra-flexible and affordable robotic instruments, including snake robots and micro-surgical robots that help to treat patients with unprecedented accuracy during operations.
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James Alexander, a clinical research Fellow supervised by James Kinross and Zoltan Takats has been awarded the SAGES Foundation Gerald Marks Rectal Cancer Award. He will present his results at the 10th Annual SAGES Education and Research Foundation Awards Lunch in March 2016, which celebrates and honors distinguished leaders in minimally invasive surgery. Proceeds benefit the SAGES Foundation and its mission to advance endoscopic laparoscopic and emerging minimal access surgical methods and patient care.
Winning Abstract Title: A novel methodology for in vivo endoscopic phenotyping of colorectal cancer based on real time analysis of the mucosal lipidome: A prospective observational study of the iknife.
Congratulations go to Professor Darzi upon his recent admission to the United Kingdom’s Order of Merit by Her Majesty The Queen in the 2016 New Year’s Honour List.
Professor Darzi has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to healthcare and will join an august group – former members include Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela. Membership of the Order is limited at any given time to 24 members who have each been recognised by the reigning Head of State for exceptional meritorious services towards advancement of the arts, learning, literature and science.
It is a great reflection on his work and so our congratulations again, on this outstanding honour.
Read more on the Imperial new years honours story.
Interesting article in Nature by Astronomer Meg Urry, reflecting on a turbulent year for women in science:
Science and gender: Scientists must work harder on equality
Imperial Innovations and Quicktech is seeking images that demonstrate the breadth and depth of scientific research taking place at Imperial College London. We’re looking for photographs, illustrations or infographics that tell the story of your work – whether it’s a shot of some cells, a drawing of a drone, or a visual representation of fluid dynamics we’re seeking original, innovative and creative images that celebrate science.
For more information about entering the competition and the exhibition, check out the Imperial Innovations website.
Join us between 2-7pm at the W12 Conference Centre at Hammersmith Hospital on the 8th February 2016 for a free event showcasing clinical and health research at Imperial!
Maybe you want to learn about the research we carry out at Imperial?
Maybe you want to speak to the investigators carrying out research?
Maybe you want to participate in research?
Or maybe you just want to understand how and why we invest in certain areas of research?
Whatever your background or interest, our interactive exhibits, short talks, facility tours and round table discussions will help answer your questions. This is your opportunity to not only understand why health research matters but also help shape clinical research in the future.
And if all that doesn’t tempt you, there are also free refreshments and a drinks reception at the end of the day!
Interested? Click here to register via Eventbrite.
Need more info? See the attached pdf or call 02033122563.
The Healthcare Professional Interest Network presents: The A&E Crisis – Failure of leadership, media molehill or symptom of creaking NHS?
Take the opportunity to hear industry speakers tackle the A&E issue at this event on Thursday 28th January 2016. For full details see the Imperial College Business School website.
Anyone interested in finding out what’s going on in the Institute of Global Health and Innovation Centre’s, can start following the relevant twitter accounts to get the most up to date news:
Congratulations to Prof Nigel Gooderham who has been announced as Assistant Provost for Academic Promotions. Working with the Provost James Stirling to implement change.
Congratulations to our very own Divisional Manager of Surgery Mr Tony Tarragona-Fiol who has passed his MSc in Health Policy with Merit.
One of CSM’s PhD students, Munira Alsaleh has received an academic distinction award from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. This award is given to students who received an award at a conference or event.
Munira received her award after winning best poster award at a recent conference in Saudi Arabia. This extremely competitive award is open to students who receive a scholarship from any Saudi based organisation to undertake their studies in a UK-based university, college or institute.