Amy Taylor receives prize for international collaboration19 December 2013Amy Taylor, who was recently shortlisted for the MRC Celebration of International Collaboration poster competition, has won second prize for her work on the Consortium for Causal Analysis Research in Tobacco and Alcohol (CARTA).
New year, new TARG experiments9 October 2013TARG are pleased to welcome all students back to the University of Bristol for the new year. 2013 and 2014 bring many things to look forward to.
100 years of life changing discoveries15 September 2013Marcus Munafo has featured in a Medical Research Council promotional video entitled '100 Years of Life Changing Discoveries', celebrating 100 years of research by the research council
Sally Adams visits the Home Office29 August 2013TARG Research Collaborator, Sally Adams recently attended a meeting at the Home Office regarding the Government’s proposal on the sale of alcohol at motorway service areas (MSAs).
TARG scoops 3 awards at BAP29 July 2013Marcus Munafo, Angela Attwood and Suzi Gage all won prizes at this year’s British Association for Psychopharmacology summer meeting, in Harrogate at the end of July.
Jen Ware awarded a University Research Strategy Fund grant10 July 2013Jen Ware has been awarded a University Research Strategy Fund grant for £7,765. This grant has been awarded to fund a pilot study, which aims to establish whether or not cannabis smokers self-regulate their exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the psychoactive chemicals present in cannabis.
Olivia Maynard wins Tom Troscianko prize3 July 2013Olivia Maynard has won the 'The Troscianko Prize for Outstanding Excellence in Presenting Research' at this year’s School of Experimental Psychology annual conference.
Kate Button awarded an NIHR fellowship2 July 2013Kate Button has been awarded an NIHR School for Primary Care Research fellowship. This award will fund her for 18 months to begin a programme of research to evaluate a cognitive bias modification intervention for anxiety and depression in primary care.
Suzi, Angela and Marcus win BAP awards20 June 2013Suzi Gage, Angela Attwood and Marcus Munafo have each won British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) awards. The awards will be presented at the annual BAP conference at the conference dinner in July.
Landmark guidance on tobacco harm reduction10 June 2013Landmark guidance to reduce tobacco-related harm for people who don't feel able to stop smoking in one step was puoblished last week by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Marcus Munafo of TARG was on the working group that developed the guidelines.
TARG research presented at the Houses of Parliament7 June 2013Olivia Maynard and Marcus Munafo were invited to present TARG’s research on cigarette packaging and alcohol consumption at a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology exhibition at the Houses of Parliament this week The event was interactive and was run in collaboration with seven of the leading public sector bodies that fund research on health and wellbeing in the UK.
TARG part of new £23m research unit to improve our understanding of disease and ill-health24 May 2013The new £23million research unit will exploit the latest advances in genetics, to improve understanding of how changes to lifestyle or environment, as well as pharmacological interventions, can reduce the risk of disease. The Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol, will launch on 1 June 2013.
TARG collect facial stimuli at @Bristol12 April 2013Last week, Sarah Griffiths, Emma Howell and Sara Weidberg from TARG were at @Bristol Science Centre collecting photos of children making six different facial expressions.
Jen Ware invited to give a talk at Barcelona conference4 March 2013TARG’s Jen Ware gave a talk on "The genetic basis of nicotine addiction and its implications in the pharmacological treatment of smoking" for the Catalan Society for Tobacco Control and Treatment conference in Barcelona.