Research News

Trainee Research Awards: Deadline 30 June 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:52

Core and the British Society of Gastroenterology are inviting applications under this new research programme which is open to UK-based gastroenterology specialty trainees who would like to conduct research in any area of gastroenterology, pancreatology, liver disease or nutrition.

Up to four grants of up to £5,000 each will be made. The following awards are available:

  • Two awards will be available to individual applicants; and
  • Two will be available for collaborators within a Trainee Research Network. Applications for the network awards may be for new projects for existing networks or for the development of a project within a new research network.

Please note there is a separate application form for each award stream (individual stream and network stream) and applicants should make sure that they complete the correct form for the correct stream.

Further details and the application form can be found here:

forCrohn's announces 2017 grant recipients

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:41

The BSG is delighted to announce that the following four teams (most of whom are BSG members!) are recipients of Innovation Grants from forCrohns:

  • Dr Gareth Walker & Dr Tariq Ahmad (Royal Devon & Exeter): ‘Identifying the genetic determinants of thiopurine toxicity'
  • Prof Kevin Whelan & Dr Megan Rossi (Kings College London): 'To develop a low food-additive-emulsifier diet as a new approach to managing Crohn’s Disease'
  • Mr Kapil Sahnan (St Mark's Hospital): '3D printing of complex perianal Crohn's fistulas'
  • Mrs Cath Stansfield (Salford Royal NHS Trust): 'Evaluation of a psycho-educational group for patients with inflammatory bowel disease'
  • Congratulations to all.

    New technology to monitor gut motility

    Monday, 10 April 2017 08:35

    GutCheck is a wireless, wearable patch that will give doctors a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in the human gut. Learn more about how it works and how it could be used. It is still in development, so preliminary data will be presented at the AGA's Digestive Diseases Week in May 2017.

    Action Medical Research awards £100k for IBD research

    Monday, 03 April 2017 16:10

    Dr Matthias Zilbauer, of the University of Cambridge, has been awarded £100k for a project aiming to find a way to predict how a child’s condition is likely to progress if they are diagnosed with IBD – whether the child’s symptoms are likely to be mild and require minimal treatment, or more severe, needing more intensive treatment. Studies in adults suggest it might be possible to identify people who are at highest risk of having severe symptoms by analysing certain blood cells. Dr Zilbauer has been investigating whether this approach might also work for children and early results are promising. In this project, the team is finding out more about the potential benefits of the new test in children and simplifying the techniques used, so they are suitable for routine use. More information is available from the Action Medical Research website.

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