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North East Postgraduate Conference 2016 - Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the following prize winners from last week's excellent North East PostGraduate (NEPG) Conference, selected by the organisers from a very competitive field.

Oral Presentations

Winner

Felix Chan (PhD, IoN) 'A novel in vitro brain slice model of mitochondrial epilepsy: "a dual hit hypothesis"'

Runners-up

Ben McCullough (PhD, NICR) 'Response to MDM2-p53 binding antagonists in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia'
Sara Cuevas Ocana (PhD, ICaMB) 'Gene editing of human embryonic stem cells to generate a physiologically relevant model of cystic fibrosis airway epithelium'

Poster Presentations

Winner

Majid Althaqafy (PhD, IH&S) 'Hepatitis B, measles and varicella infections, among newly recruited military and healthcare employees in the Saudi National Guard: Associated knowledge, concerns and barriers to vaccination'

Runners-up 

Claire Ford (PhD, Northumbria) 'Preoperative pain planning for day case surgery patients: myth or reality?'
Eleanor Klejnow (MBBS) 'Mutational profiling of hyperdiploidy acute myeloid leukaemia using next generation sequencing technology'

Warmest congratulations to all the prize winners.


JSPS Summer Programme - 2 month placement in Japan

One week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months

Application Deadline: Sunday 15th January 2017

Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 13 June to 23 August 2017

The BBSRC has indicated that, given the duration of time they would consider this as a PIPS placement for DTP students. 

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer. 

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a British national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited. 

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. Application guidelines and form are available on their website here:

www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/support-researchers 

Also case studies written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows can be found here: http://www.jsps.org/case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme_/ 

Any enquiries should be sent to: science@britishcouncil.or.jp


FMS Events November 2016


1st November 2016

Ageing well in Newcastle: a celebration of a research active city

2nd November 2016

CANDO Epilepsy Event

2nd November 2016

Jacobsen Lecture: Neurology

3rd November 2016

IoN Seminar: Cognition and the pre-frontal cortex

3rd November 2016

Career Clinic: secret life of a scientist

7th November 2016

ICM PI Seminar: Smart materials and the quest for rhythmic motion in healthcare applications

7th November 2016

NICR Seminar: Insights into MLL-AF4+ infant B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

8th November 2016

IGM Seminar: Regional IBD analysis (RIA): a new method for linkage analysis in extended pedigrees using genome-wide SNP data

8th November 2016

Proximity to Discovery: Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes

8th November 2016

Facilities Workshop: Light Microscopy

8th November 2016

ERDP seminar series: Building a pedagogic research community

8th November 2016

ERDP workshop: Evaluating teaching development in higher education: towards impact assessment

9th November 2016

ICaMB Seminar: Chromosome 21: its critical role in cancer and childhood leukaemia

9th November 2016

Facilities Workshop: Light Microscopy

9th November 2016

Facilities Workshop: Metabolite Profiling, Metabolomics, Metabonomics

9th November 2016

FLTSEC Learning & Teaching Forums

10th November 2016

IoN Seminar: Mitochondria

10th November 2016

Stage 4 MBBS State of the Art Lecture: Robotic Surgery: Better than the human hand?

10th November 2016

Targeting Non-Conscious and Conscious Processes to Change Behaviour

10th November 2016

Facilities Workshop: Light Microscopy

11th November 2016

Newcastle mouse models of cancer

14th November 2016

NICR Seminar: Understanding Cellular Heterogeneity

14th November 2016

Engagement and Impact monthly advice sessions

14th November 2016

Conference Ambassador Event

15th November 2016

Parkinson's disease

15th November 2016

Stage 4 MBBS State of the Art Lecture: Death of the Stethoscope? The birth of point of care ultrasound

16th November 2016

ICaMB Seminar: Epigenetic Regulation: Nucleation and Dynamics of Specialised Chromatin Domains

16th November 2016

Proximity to Discovery: Oncology

17th November 2016

Prof. Roland W. Fleming, PhD

17th November 2016

Stage 4 MBBS State of the Art Lecture: Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy, Queasy: Are bacteria causing the rise of allergy in children?

17th November 2016

Scientific Facilities Showcase

18th November 2016

Psychology Seminar: Psychopathic traits and empathic functioning in adolescents, offenders and non-offenders

18th November 2016

L&T workshop: Writing Learning Outcomes

19th November 2016

EIT Innovation Day

21st November 2016

NICR Seminar: Fragment Based Discovery of Drug Candidates and Tools for Target Validation

21st November 2016

ICM PI Seminar: The complement conundrum; new ways to tackle an old enemy

22nd November 2016

IGM Seminar: Advanced therapy medicinal products, road to the clinic

23rd November 2016

ICaMB Seminar: Structural insights into the broad-spectrum antiviral target Endoplasmic Reticulum alpha glucosidase II, and the glycoprotein folding sensor UDP-glucose glucosyl transferase (UGGT)

23rd November 2016

MRC Harwell Institute

23rd November 2016

Faculty Research Lecture: Prof Jeannette Ickovics

23rd November 2016

Group Antenatal Care: Translational Research and Innovations in Clinical Practice

24th November 2016

Dementia and Incontinence Knowledge and Exchange

24th November 2016

The Jacobson Lecture

28th November 2016

NICR Seminar: Adhesion networks in cancer

29th November 2016

IGM Seminar: The potential and challenges of next generation sequencing in clinical practice

30th November 2016

ICaMB Seminar: Specificity in ubiquitin signalling

30th November 2016

L&T seminar series: What I mean when I say ... QA Documentation

November-December 2016

NAHP Patient Month



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