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Third year PhD student wins top prize for cystic fibrosis research


Third year PhD student, Sara Cuevas Ocaña, (co-supervised by Dr Mike Gray and Prof Neil Perkins in ICaMB) recently won the Annual UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s (CF) got TALENT event.

Sara was chosen to present her work by a panel of 'lay' people who are part of the wider CF community. The event was live-streamed through the CF Trust's Facebook page and people voted on-line.

She was presented her prize, an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2018 Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis meeting in Denver, USA  by Olympian, Roger Black. 

Congratulations Sara!  Find out more about her win. 




Engagement & Impact - Monthly Advice & Guidance drop in Session

The Engagement & Impact monthly drop in session for October, led by Dr Pauline Addis, Faculty Research Impact Officer and Helen Atkinson, Engagement Support Co-ordinator.


The theme for October is on how to include PPE/I and impact in funding applications. These monthly sessions, take place in the Ridley Atrium and are aimed at post graduate students, researchers and staff in the Faculty. 






PIPS opportunity with BBSRC - ERA CoBioTech

In BBSRC’s Science Strategy Group, there is an exciting opportunity for a Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) placement to work on developing a strategic vision for ERA CoBioTech (ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies) which promotes synthetic biology and systems biology as technology drivers to enhance research and innovation in industrial biotechnology. 

The role will be located in our Science Strategy Group and provide a unique opportunity to learn about how science strategy is developed and implemented across Europe. 

Ideally, you should start your placement the week commencing 8 January 2018, but an earlier start date is negotiable. You must be available to travel to Dresden, Germany the week commencing 29 January 2018. 

Questions on this placement can be directed to Dr Anja Berndt (Anja.Berndt@bbsrc.ac.uk

More details here

Application form here 


PIPS opportunity with BBSRC - Stakeholder engagement in diet and health

There is an exciting opportunity for a Professional Internship for a PhD Student (PIPS) placement to work within BBSRC’s business interaction unit and the diet and health research community. This internship will collect, connect and present research community outcomes to support BBSRC’s future strategic direction in Diet and Health research.

Full details here

Application form here 

If you would like to apply for this PIPS placement, then please complete the application form and return it to pips@bbsrc.ac.uk by 4 September 2017. Interviews aim to be held mid-September.  You should be available to start your placement in October 2017 or shortly thereafter. 

Questions on this placement should be directed to BBSRC.DRINC@bbsrc.ac.uk 


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