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New EPSRC Fellowship Posted on 16 November 2012 Stuart Jenkins has been awarded a two year Landscape Fellowship from the EPSRC E-TERM programme New Analytical Technique for ISTM Laboratories Posted on 16 November 2012 Keele has invested in the latest Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) equipment, coupled to Thermal Desorption (TD) capability. BBSRC grant for malaria research awarded to Dr Catherine Merrick. Posted on 31 October 2012 Dr Catherine Merrick, a new Lecturer in Biology at Keele, has won a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for research on the human malaria parasite. Keele Neuroscience Research highlighted by the British Neuroscience Association Posted on 05 November 2012 Research conducted in Dr Divya Chari’s laboratory has been featured this month in the biannual bulletin of the British Neuroscience Association. Investment in new neuroscience equipment Posted on 09 November 2012 A new stereomicroscope with imaging equipment has enhanced the facilities for Keele's neuroscientists.
ISTM welcomes new research students for 2012/13 Posted on 07 November 2012 The Institute has welcomed its new cohort of research students in autumn 2012 studying for higher degrees of PhD, MPhil or DM. MagNETicFUN network gets started at Keele Posted on 15 October 2012 The first meeting of MagNETicFUN, a new Marie Curie Training Network, took place at Keele on 8-9 October. Cell-IQ enables high quality images Posted on 10 October 2012 Members of ISTM based at RJAH Hospital in Oswestry have taken delivery of a Cell-IQ machine. New Research Fellowship to study Co-morbidity in heart failure patients Posted on 28 September 2012 A 3 year Doctoral Research Fellowship from the NIHR has been awarded to Claire Rushton, Lecturer in Nursing & Midwifery Prof Gordon Ferns steps down as ISTM Director Posted on 26 September 2012 Colleagues from Keele, UHNS and West Midlands North CLRN gathered for a lunch for Prof Gordon Ferns at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute on 26 September. ISTM Members' Away Day Posted on 21 September 2012 ISTM members gathered for their Away Day on 20 September, to hear about current research achievements and plans for the future. Stafford MP visits malaria research teams at Keele University Posted on 11 September 2012 Mr Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, visited Keele University last Friday to find out more about their ground-breaking research into malaria. 2011-12 ISTM Artwork Competition results announced Posted on 06 July 2012 ISTM has announced the results of its 2011-12 Artwork competition, identifying some of its best scientific images and putting them on display. New Spectrophotometer benefits two lecturers’ research Posted on 29 June 2012 The purchase of a monochromator-based fluorescence spectrophotometer system in April has enabled two Keele lecturers to start a new series of experiments. A new Pyrosequencing facility for Keele Posted on 15 June 2012 ISTM has purchased a new Pyrosequencer costing over £35,000, for installation in the Guy Hilton Research Centre New Electrophysiology facilities for cellular engineering Posted on 01 June 2012 Four members of ISTM’s neuroscience research group based in the Huxley Building have together designed and purchased a new set of Electrophysiology equipment. Mass Spectrometry Workshop looks forward Posted on 28 May 2012 On Monday 28 May Keele held a Workshop on Mass Spectrometry, bringing together scientists using variations on the technique throughout the University. ISTM invests in the latest imaging equipment Posted on 23 May 2012 Fifteen members of the Research Institute now have access to the latest imaging equipment for their experiments on two sites Bridging the Gaps Networking Lunch Posted on 30 April 2012 The Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Initiative held a cross-disciplinary networking meeting between members of ISTM and Keele's Law/Ethics research groups. Nature article for Epigenomics students Posted on 30 April 2012 Final year PhD students Kiren Yacqub-Usman and Cuong Duong, were delighted to learn that their submission to Nature Reviews Endocrinology had been accepted. BIODESIGN project holds its first meeting Posted on 23 April 2012 BIODESIGN, a major collaboration initiative funded by the 7th framework programme of the European Commission, has held its 'kick-off' meeting in Stockholm. 2012 Postgraduate Symposium Posted on 26 April 2012 ISTM held its annual Postgraduate Symposium at the Medical School Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre on 25 April, featuring over 20 talks, and prizes for the best posters. nanoTherics moves to new premises on Keele Science & Business Park Posted on 26 April 2012 nanoTherics, a Keele University spin out company based on research in ISTM, has set up base at the University's Science and Business Park. Prestigious EC award to Prof Gordon Hamilton and Dr William Kirk Posted on 20 April 2012 Gordon Hamilton (pictured) and William Kirk have been awarded a European Commission FP7 Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) to support a new research collaboration studying thrips. Vietnam university appointment for Prof Bill Farrell Posted on 30 March 2012 Professor Bill Farrell has been appointed as an Honorary Visiting Professor at the TUAF University in Vietnam USA Journal Club recognition for Keele research Posted on 16 March 2012 Four members of ISTM are authors on a research paper which has been selected as a feature article by the American Clinical Chemistry Journal Club programme. Congratulations to ISTM members on their promotions Posted on 16 March 2012 Two members of ISTM have been promoted to Reader in recognition of their success in research and teaching Professor Gordon Hamilton gives Inaugural Lecture on 'Sex pheromones of male insects and disease control' Posted on 08 February 2012 On Tuesday Feb 7th, Professor Gordon Hamilton gave his inaugural lecture as Professor of Chemical Ecology Research into Ageing Symposium Posted on 03 February 2012 More than 60 members of staff from various faculties attended the first Bridging the Gaps supported workshop on Ageing at the Sustainability Hub. Wellcome Trust visit to Keele Posted on 11 January 2012 Dr John Williams from the Wellcome Trust, gave a talk to ISTM outlining the latest developments in biomedical research funding Daily Telegraph features Keele's stem cell research Posted on 04 January 2012 Research by Dr David Furness, into stem cells that could help combat hearing loss associated with old age, has been featured in the Daily Telegraph. Poster Prize Winner for Biomed Engineering student Posted on 10 January 2012 Christopher Adams, a 1st year PhD student funded by the EPSRC as part of the Doctoral Training Centre in Regenerative Medicine, won joint-first prize in its annual poster competition Scientists' Exchange with China Posted on 20 January 2012 ISTM reports on its exchange of researchers with Tsinghua and Sichuan Universities in China, funded by a European grant award.
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