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Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 2015 22 October 2015 The Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award this year has been given to Dr Hannah Christensen and Professor Matt Hickman for developing mathematical models that could help prevent infectious disease.
  • Research for Health Challenge 25 February 2016 A scheme to encourage healthcare practitioners and UoB researchers to work together to develop innovative thinking around clinical problems
  • Protein-protein Interactions to Target Drug Discoveries 3 February 2016 A £3.4M programme between the Universities of Leeds and Bristol, the Northern Institute for Cancer Research at Newcastle University, AstraZeneca and Domainex will be looking at protein-protein interactions that could be targets for new drugs
  • Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism 3 February 2016 The genes that cause parasitism in a group of intestinal worms, responsible for one of most prevalent tropical diseases in the developing world, have been identified.
  • Higher Education Academy Recognition 31 January 2016 Ann Pullen, Reader in Immunology and Education, has been made Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership 21 January 2016 The future of biomedical research in the UK will receive a vital boost thanks to a new collaborative PhD training programme worth £4.6 million. Largely funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the new award to the GW4 Alliance – comprising the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter – will fund more than 50 postgraduate research students over the next three years.
  • Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2016 21 January 2016 The fifth Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium was held on 12 January 2016 in the Life Sciences Building.
  • NIHR Awards 20 January 2016 The National Institute for Health Research regularly celebrates the performance, and growth, in the number of commercial contract studies supported by the Clinical Research Network.
  • European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) & Merial Young Scientist Award 2015 11 December 2015 Dr Emily Porter from the School of Veterinary Sciences has been awarded the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) & Merial Young Scientist Award 2015 for her contribution to feline infectious disease research
  • Provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in the workplace 7 December 2015 In countries with a high prevalence of HIV, provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, absence from work and staff turnover
  • Bristol team to help in the fight against superbugs 1 December 2015 Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections by the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS.
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