Research News

Crohn's and Colitis UK Research Awards 2016

Monday, 03 August 2015 08:03

Applications are invited for grants to be awarded in 2016 by Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Research Projects may be directed towards:

  1. Medical - any aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease relevant to a better understanding of the causes or mechanisms of IBD or better treatment for IBD patients.
  2. Living with IBD – any aspect of the social and psychological impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease including research into ways of helping patients and their families to live with IBD.
  3. Health Services – research with the potential to improve the services provided to the UK’s IBD community and to drive up standards of care for patients with IBD.

Funding for any one project is normally subject to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of up to three years. Applications for funding of pilot studies are also encouraged.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday, 5th October 2015.

An application form and information for applicants can be downloaded from or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01727 734 468.

Vacancy: Clinical Academic Fellow in GI Research/Bioinformatics

Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:32

University Academic Fellow / University Clinical Academic Fellow in Gastrointestinal Research including Bioinformatics

  • Location: Leeds - Main Campus
  • Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
  • School/Institute: School of Medicine
  • Category: Academic
  • Grade: Grade 8
  • Salary: £38,511 to £45,954

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

BSG Trainee Member wins a UEGW 2015 Top Abstract Prize

Monday, 27 July 2015 15:44

BSG Trainee Member Edmund Derbyshire has won 10,000 Euro from UEG for his abstract "Colonoscopic perforations in the English NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHSBCSP) - beware diagnostic perforations and the sigmoid colon". This is one of five prizes awarded for the top abstracts each year. Further details of this prize are available on the UEG website. The BSG would like to congratulate Dr Derbyshire on his achievement.

NCRI Screening, Prevention & Early Diagnosis (SPED) Workshop

Monday, 27 July 2015 13:29

NCRI Screening, Prevention & Early Diagnosis (SPED) Workshop

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) has issued a call for proposals for studies in Screening, Prevention or Early Diagnosis (SPED). The deadline for submission of brief outline proposals is 4pm on Friday 25 September 2015. A SPED workshop will be held on Thursday 5th November 2015 to help investigators develop their idea into an application which can subsequently be submitted to a funding committee. To allow sufficient discussion time, approximately 3 proposals will be discussed during the workshop. Investigators will be invited to give a presentation, followed by a 30 minute discussion on how the proposal might be developed. The application form can be downloaded and emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , who can also answer questions about the process.

The outline proforma is not onerous and will be treated in confidence. If NCRI receives more applications than can be included in the workshop, applications will be prioritised by a small group including the SPED Chair, the Chair of the NCRI Primary Care Studies Group and the NCRI Clinical Director.

Please forward this to any colleagues who may be interested.

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