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Massive Clearance on PhD Books!

Amazon’s SciBooksDirect is having a massive clearance of Scion’s Methods Express Books.

Almost 80% discount on Whole Genome Amplification, Cell Imaging Bioinformatics, DNA Microarrays, Expression Systems, PCR and Proteomics.

All books are £4.20 and postage costs £2.80.

For more information, visit

Hurry while it lasts!   



Calling proposals for a £1M Neuron-Eranet Call

The Medical Research Council draws the attention of those who are interested in the forthcoming ERA-NET call for European Research Projects on Neuroinflammation.

If you are interested, please visit 

The closing date for outlines is on the 10th of March 2014.  

MRC Neuroinflammation workshop, 10th Feb 2014

The Medical Research Council is holding a workshop in Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation on the 10th of February 2014 at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London.


MRC's Neurosciences and Mental Health Board (NMHB) and Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) have recognised Neuroinflammation to be an important area of scientific opportunity that aligns with MRC's strategic objectives in resilience, repair and replacement, and living a long and healthy life. 


The NMHB/IIB workshop aims to stimulate interest in the areas of Inflammation, Immunology and Neurodenegeration, and is particularly aimed to engage early career researchers.

 For further information, please see this link


If you wish to attend, submit an application form ( to by the 9th of January 2014.    

Tweet, a fun learning treat!


The Graduate School of Medical Science has opened its Twitter account. Simply add FMS gradschool and everyone can enjoy a fun learning experience.

Learn, Share and Be Active!

Tweet is sweet!


Action 2014: Changing Age Launch Event, 15th January

Action 2014 Changing Age programme conducts its annual competition for researchers to address societal changes through enterprise.


This year’s theme invites researchers to identify commercial solutions for those who have been disadvantaged by ageing, and to suggest ways on how we can help people age well.


Interaction with industry experts, learning how to translate economic and social impact, researching and planning a business venture, and engagement with the public audience at a large showcase event are the benefits in participating in the annual competition.


Interdisciplinary teams of research students and staff will be formed at a two-day residential training lab, and a bespoke training programme will be provided.


The final stage will be a showcase event to be held at Great North Museum: Hancock in November 2014.


The winning team will be awarded with £2,000 per person towards their entrepreneurial development. Other prizes will also be announced during the event.


If you are interested, or curious, come and find out more at the Action 2014 Launch Event on the 15th of January 2014 at 12 noon – 1:30 pm, lunch is free, and it will be held at G21/22 Devonshire Building.  


For further information, including previous ACTION competitions, and on how to book a place, visit  


Action is a competition for Newcastle University researchers to address societal change through enterprise.


Newcastle University is committed to ensuring its research helps address some of the key global issues by focusing on selected societal challenge themes (Ageing, Sustainability and Social Renewal).

 Action 2014 team: Dr Elizabeth Scanlon (Staff Development Adviser); Miss Katie Wray (Teaching Fellow in Enterprise); Dr Gail de Blaquiere (Postgraduate Skills Development Programme Manager).  


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