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Awards, honours and media 2013

Awards

December

Thelma Lovick:
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a Special Visiting Researcher Fellowship at the University ofSão Paolo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.  Funded for 3 years by the CNPq, Brazil Program Ciência sem Fronteiras scheme, the fellowship will enable her to co-ordinate the study: "A translational approach to the neurobiological and hormonal determinants of premenstrual syndrome".

November

Judy Harris has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Physiology Education from January 2014.

October

Media coverage for Neil Marrion and Emma Robinsons’ publication (http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0075467):

National:
The Daily Telegraph (online and in paper) - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10333758/Common-statin-can-impair-memory.html

The Daily Mail (online and in paper) - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2432264/Is-statin-affecting-memory-Study-finds-common-brands-affect-brain-function.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

The Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/commonly-prescribed-statins-can-impair-memory-says-study-8838768.html

The Daily Express - http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/432069/Statins-can-impair-memory

The Daily Mirror (online and in paper) –

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/heart-pills-taken-eight-million-2301366

Yahoo News - http://uk.news.yahoo.com/statins-impair-memory-study-084413318.html#kq3G1By

Scottish Daily Express –

http://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/news/uk/432069/Statins-can-impair-memory

International:

The Australian - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/statins-can-impair-memory-uk-study/story-e6frgcjx-1226727216770

Sky News Australia - http://da.feedsportal.com/c/34485/f/628642/s/31ae1716/l/0L0Sskynews0N0Bau0Chealth0Carticle0Baspx0Did0F90A940A70GvId0F/ia1.htm

Top News Arab Emirates - http://topnews.ae/content/218122-heart-pills-taken-eight-million-britons-trigger-memory-loss

Medical News Today (US) - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266632.php

Science Daily (US online news) - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925112458.htm

Newstrack (India) - http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/09/26/83--Popular-statin-drug-linked-to-memory-impairment-.html

June

Phil Langton has been awarded the Faculty Award for Teaching and Learning in recognition of his work.

Mascia Amici has been accepted to be a member of the Advisory group for the Vitae South West and Wales Hub. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/

May

Graeme Henderson has been awarded the JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society in memory of the Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane. To mark the award Graeme has been invited to give a lecture entitled 'Inspirations' at the inaugural BPS Fellows’ Reception at the Royal College of Physicians in September 2013.

Judy Harris has received a major accolade on winning the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences Student Award for Outstanding Teaching, one of the new Golden Apple Bristol Teaching Awards being made for 2013.

April

Matt Jones has been appointed to the Wellcome Trust's Expert Review Group for Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience from 1st September. 

Elek Molnar has been invited to be an “Expert Panel member for European Commission call FP7: 2.2.1-4 “Patho-Physiology and Therapy of Epilepsy and Epileptiform Disorders”. Elek is also a Member of FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Research Foundation – Flanders) Interdisciplinary Expert Panel, Brussels.

January

eBiolabs is one of three teaching initiatives short-listed for the Teaching Excellence Award in the Guardian University Awards 2013: Congratulations to all those involved, let’s hope for more good news as the winner will be announced on February 27th

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/2012/dec/17/university-awards-shortlist.

Media coverage:

August

John Crabtree in the news for his work on Schizophrenia: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/research/impact-stories/2013/schizophrenia.html

June

Researchers, including Alastair Poole and Matthew Harper from the University of Bristol’s School of Physiology and Pharmacology, have uncovered a key process in understanding how blood clots form that could help pave the way for new therapies to reduce the risk of heart attacks.

http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2013/9519.html

Julian Paton is in the news with a new technique that involves removing the nerves connecting the kidney to the brain has shown to significantly reduce blood pressure and help lower the risk of stroke, heart and renal disease in patients. The procedure, which has very few side effects, has already shown promising results in hard-to-treat cases of high blood pressure.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2013/9541.html

April

The strength and depth of Bristol Neuroscience was on display at the recent British Neuroscience Association meeting at the Barbican Centre in London.

Richard Apps, Zafar Bashir, Graham Collingridge, Stella Koutsikou, Stafford Lightman, Seth Love, Jack Mellor and Hans Reul all chaired symposia with diverse themes ranging from neurodegenerative diseases, through synaptic plasticity, to cerebellar function. Members of Bristol Neuroscience presented over 40 posters and those invited to speak in symposia included: Michael Ashby, James Hodge, Paul Howard-Jones, Matthew Jones, Stella Koutsikou, Stafford Lightman, Celine Nicolas, Hans Reul, Daniel Robert, Emma Robinson and Arturas Volianskis joining an array of national and international speakers.

See http://www.bristol.ac.uk/neuroscience/events/diary/2013/101353.html for a report.

March

Lucy Donaldson:
Lucy Donaldson: was on the BBC Food Programme on 18th March  - "Our changing taste"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnx3/broadcasts/2013/03

January

Andy James:
Andy James and his collaborators are in the news this month for their work on atrial arrhythmias.

See press release for full details.