Clinical Primer Scheme opens doors for veterinary surgeon22 August 2014As a veterinary surgeon in a small animal practice, Cath Lewis was seeing cats dying from a virus for which there is currently no effective treatment and no vaccine. EBI funding scheme allowed her to take a break from practice and undertake study into genetic causes of the disease as well as inspiring her to pursue a full-time career in research.
National Compound Collection18 June 2014A small idea to search and collate chemical compounds in Bristol University’s School of Chemistry could lead to creation of new medicines, materials and agrichemicals, and is now growing to become a national project. Laura Broad and Tim Gallagher explain how this project would
not have happened without the support from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.
EBI funding enables researcher to obtain prestigious fellowship5 June 2014Simon Collin was recently awarded an NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship to study chronic fatigue syndrome with a view of making treatments more effective in the long term. Here he explains how EBI funding enabled him to secure this prestigious fellowship.
SPHERE: developing technologies to help people live at home independently1 June 2014We're all too familiar with the emergence in the 21st century of a complex set of health problems: an ageing population; rising obesity and diabetes; growing numbers of people living alone; shrinking healthcare budgets. But at the same time, there are striking new innovations in electronics and engineering: sophisticated sensors, wireless networks, monitoring software, videoanalytics, data mining. What if these technologies could be harnessed to address those problems?
Clinical Primer Scheme enables surgeon to progress cancer research 5 May 2014An innovative EBI funding scheme designed to give outstanding clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time spurred a surgeon to pursue translation science alongside surgery. John Bunni, a recent recipient, explains how.