Research News

New HRA approval leaflet

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:30

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published a new brief leaflet setting out high level information about the HRA Approval process. It provides an overview, highlighting their aim to simplify and streamline the approval process. Detailed guidance is also available from the HRA website. For help or to share feedback, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:17

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is offering NHS staff a specially-developed fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules. This to support the NHS's role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and to drive wider service transformation around the development of genomic technologies. The Masters and CPD modules will be offered through a national network of universities. Alongside the MSc, a number of short online courses have been developed, including introductory overviews to Genomics and Bioinformatics, which provide certified learning for staff.


The PHG Foundation

Health Education England Genomics Education Programme

Sir Francis Avery-Jones BSG Research Award 2017

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:47

Applications are invited by the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and must include:

  1. One A4 page ONLY describing the work conducted.
  2. A bibliography of relevant personal publications.
  3. The title and an outline of the proposed content of the lecture.
  4. A written statement confirming that all or a substantial part of the work has been personally conducted by the applicant in the UK or Eire.
  5. A written statement confirming that the applicant will be aged 40 years or less OR will have held a Consultant/Honorary Consultant post for less than 5 years (or whole-time equivalent if part time or in intermittent employment) on the date of the lecture.

Entrants need not be a member of the Society.

The recipient will be required to deliver a 20-minute lecture during the plenary session at BSG 2017, which will be held on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The winner will be entitled to full registration for the whole meeting (19-22 June 2017) and to travel and accommodation expenses as specified in their speaker entitlement letter.

Applications should be composed electronically in Word or PDF format and emailed as an attachment to the BSG Office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the email subject line "Avery-Jones BSG Research Award 2017" by 5.00pm on Monday 20 February 2017. Applicants will be notified of the decision by 10 March 2017, a week before the early bird registration deadline.

New animation from the Royal Society - What is gene editing and how does it work?

Monday, 28 November 2016 15:35

Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA. This animation explains how this technology works, as well as its possible ethical and societal implications. The animation was produced jointly with the Wellcome Trust.

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