Event archive

  • When:  Sunday 1 December 2013 (World AIDS Day)
  • Time:  4 pm
  • Location:  The Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh

"How To Survive A Plague" is the Academy Award nominated documentary from David France, which chronicles the history of two pioneering coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.  Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.  Their actions saved millions of lives and this is their story.

The screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion with:

  • When:  Wednesday 27 November 2013
  • Time:  9.30 - 2 pm
  • Location:  Number 9, BioQuarter, Little France, Edinburgh

This unique event offers the chance to come along and hear from Scottish companies working in our Health Science Community, in addition to the short presentation from the companies, you will get an opportunity to network with their representatives.

  • Event:  Overview of new look European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie programmes in Horizon 2020
  • When:  Wednesday 13 November 2013
  • Tine:  9 - 12.30 pm
  • Location:  Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Moray House, EH8 8AQ
  • When:  Wedneday 6 November 2013
  • Time:  1 - 4 pm
  • Location:  Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France

On the afternoon of 6th November 2013, the National Contact Point for the Health priority of the new Horizon 2020 programme will be visiting the University.  Please come to the auditorium at QMRI, Little France to find out more about this part of the programme and the types of project which may be funded.

The aim of this event is to provide a general overview of Horizon 2020 and, specifically an understanding of the Health Work Programme of Horizon 2020.

The Millennium Development Goals:  Their Achievements and Prospects Post-2015

Please join Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy on Tuesdays in November for 4 lectures by leading Edinburgh academics exploring the achievments of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and where the agenda is heading post-2015.  These lectures are aimed at undergraduate students and will discuss such pressing issues as Health & Infectious Diseases, Global Development, and Sustainable Business.

  • When: Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 November 2013
  • Location:  The Westin St Frances, Union Square, San Fransisco, USA
  • Event:  What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World? - A translational medicine conference on HIV research
  • When:  Thursday 31 October 2013
  • Time:  9.45 - 4.30 pm
  • Location:  John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
  • More details:  http://www.nrsconference.org.uk
  • When:  Wednesday 30 October 2013
  • Time:  6 - 7.30 pm
  • Location:  Summerhall, EH9 1QH
  • When:  Thursday 10 October 2013
  • Time:  11 am - 1 pm
  • Location:  Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Holyrood, EH8 8AQ (map)

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a visit from the Leverhulme Trust on Thursday, 10th October, to which all are invited.. The Leverhulme Trust is one of the UK’s largest all-subject providers of research funding, annually awarding in the region of £60 million, and its Director,  Professor Gordon Marshall, will provide an overview of the Trust and its schemes. This will be followed by a question and answer session and then some case studies presented by recent recipients of Trust funding.


  • 11 - 11.30 am:  Registration and coffee
  • 11.30 - 1 pm:  Leverhulme Trust presentation, Q&A, case-studies

When:  6 - 11 October 2013
Location:  Durban. South Africa
Website/further information:  http://mim2013.mrc.ac.za/


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