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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.

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Health Education England Genomics Education Programme

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.

Basic Science Course: Gut microbiota: Relevance, analysis, modulation

Monday, 28 November 2016 13:43

UEG will be holding their next Basic Science Course on 22-24 June 2017 in Rome, Italy. This course is an educational activity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of gastroenterology across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in the laboratory. The course is focused on the relevance of gut microbiota in health and disease, on different tools for microbiota analysis, and on available therapeutic avenues to manipulate gut microbiota. The application deadline is 4 March 2017; please note the BSG's Annual Meeting in Manchester concludes on 22 June 2017.

NIHR and BSG launch top 10 research priorities for alcohol-related liver disease

Monday, 28 November 2016 13:31

‘What are the most effective ways to help people with alcohol-related liver disease stop drinking?’ is the top priority question for alcohol-related liver disease research, according to new results from the JLA’s Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Priority Setting Partnership (PSP). Read the full story on the PSP website.

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