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Physical Activity Study - Volunteers Wanted

How does ageing affect your metabolism?

This study is part of a larger series of studies looking at how ageing affects metabolism and muscle mass. We are interested to see how metabolism is affected by age in sedentary and active individuals.

We are looking for healthy women of various ages that are either active or sedentary.

Please contact us if you or someone you know are interested in helping out and are:

• Women
• Healthy
• Sedentary or Active
• Aged between 20-30 or 40-50  or 65+

The study will be carried out at Newcastle University’s new Campus for Ageing and Vitality and at the RVI by Lida Papakonstantinou and Dr Djordje Jakovljevic.

An information sheet is attached. We would be pleased to talk with you about the project. Please telephone Lida on 0191 208 1150 or emailing us on:


North East Grad School at Durham

North East Local GRADschool
Communication Skills and More

Monday 19 – Thursday 22 July 2010
Ushaw College, Durham

A four-day residential course for Ph.D. researchers in any discipline, full-time or part-time.

The course will allow you to:
• identify ways to develop
• see the relevance of your skills in different environments
• feel more able to promote yourself and your abilities
• work more effectively with other people

The main focus of the course is to develop your communication skills – in the widest sense – but it will also cover personal effectiveness, problem solving, networking, teamworking skills and will include career sessions.

Please contact for further details

'Your View' Poster Competition

Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering?   Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities?   If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th.

For further information and details on how to apply go to

Foulkes Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships for PhD graduates to do a Medical Degree or for Medics to study for a PhD

The Foulkes Foundation Fellowships were introduced in 1975. Their purpose is to promote medical research by providing financial support for recently qualified scientists. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree or research ability and should intend to contribute to medical research. The Fellowships, which do not cover fees, are awarded for up to three years and are tenable in the United Kingdom only.

Application forms are available from:

The Registrar,
Foulkes Foundation Fellowship,
37 Ringwood Avenue,
N2 9NT


Registered Charity No: 265166

The closing date for applications is 15th March 2010.

Please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope with your request for an application form


Korner Travelling Fellowship Fund

A scheme which provides funds for PhD students and young postdocs to visit other laboratories or attend conferences abroad, or for similar applicants to visit a laboratory in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The three deadlines for applications are 31st January, 31st May and 30th September.

For further information about the Fellowships and details on how to apply please go to

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