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Things we are celebrating this week...

11 May 2018

  • Congratulations to Andy Doherty and David Sheppard who have been nominated for the Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences  at the 2018 Bristol Teaching Awards.


  • Dawn Davies been appointed as the Faculty Widening Participation Officer for the new Faculty of Life Sciences - congratulations Dawn!


  • Dr James Hodge is running a public engagement in science event with Guerilla Science at the Eden Project entitled “Mutant circus” 24-27 May 2018. He will set up a mobile fly lab and give a talk and demonstration of Drosophila mutants, experiments and research in his lab. He will lead a team of actors dressed and in the character of famous Drosophila mutants and will perform a DJ set as Dr Fly in the Geodome each day. 


  • Beck Richardson has received a BHF studentship award for Aaron Scott to do a PhD in her lab investigating endogenous cardiovascular vesicles in zebrafish. This award is joint with Costanza Emanueli and Harry Mellor. Fantastic!


  • James Hodge has also received an Alzheimer’s Society Undergraduate Grant with James Charlick, for £2100 for the duration of 8 weeks - modelling the relationship between sleep and memory in Alzheimer’s disease using Drosophila.


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