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  • When:  Monday 12 November 2012
  • Location:  The Roslin Institute Building Auditorium, Easter Bush, Edinburgh EH24 9RG
  • Registration Date: 1st November 2012
  • Registration Fee: £125
  • Contact:  gila.holliman@roslin.ed.ac.uk
  • Please find all the information, including a link for online registration, at the STN website at http://www.stn.ed.ac.uk/stn/seminars.html

Chair: Professor V. Hugh Perry (University of Southampton)

9:00-9:30 Professor Bob Will (National CJD Surveillance Unit, Edinburgh, UK)
Natural transmission of Alzheimer's disease: is there any evidence?

The 18th annual BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference, serving the global biotechnology industry.

  • When:  Saturday/Sunday 10/11 and 16/17 November 2012
  • Time:  12.30 - 3.30 pm, drop-in sessions
  • Location:  John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, Inverleith Row

"Life Through a Lens" is a project developed by the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh to get the the excitement and wonder of cell biology across to non-scientists of all ages.  At the drop-in sessions visitors will have the chance to use a microscope, meet scientists from the University of Edinburgh and discuss the work of current and historical scientists.  Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is playing its part with a display about the helminth H. polygyrus on 10/11 November.

For more information about "Life Through a Lens", please visit the project website.


  • When:  Friday 9 November 2012
  • Time:  9 am - 6 pm
  • Location:  Charles Darwin House, London, UK

It is estimated that more than half of the human population plus a much greater number of domestic and wild animals suffer from parasitic infections. The magnitude of the problem can be illustrated by estimates of more than 250 million human cases and about 1 million deaths each year from malaria alone.

The meeting will highlight the recent advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that are essential for these parasites life cycle. It will also incorporate the different experimental approaches that can be applied to the study of various protist parasites. The meeting will also demonstrate how biochemical approaches can be applied to reveal novel signalling pathways.

  • When:  Wednesday 7 November 2012
  • Time:  9 am - 6 pm
  • Location:  The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Centre for Immunity Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, invites you to the Neglected Diseases Research Symposium which will take place on Wednesday, 7 November at The Hub on Royal Mile.

For more information, detailed programme and speakers bios, go to:  http://symposium.bio.ed.ac.uk/ciie/

The LSHTM TB Centre is hosting a one-day symposium showcasing recent trends in TB research and discussing novel ways to move forward.
  • Session 1: Research from the Field, chaired by Ginny Bond
  • Session 2: Moving TB Research from the field to mathematical models, chaired by John Porter
  • Session 3: Finding TB cases, chaired by Dave Moore
  • When:  Wednesday 31 October 2012
  • Location:  Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh, UK
  • More information
  • When:  Wednesday 31 October 2012
  • Time:  10 - 12 pm
  • Location:  Venue G.07, Informatics Forum (Central Area)
Open presentation and one-to-one meetings
Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Funding Talk Advisors from the Wellcome Trust's will talk about funding opportunities for academics from the Humanities and Social Sciences whose research intersects with medicine or other health related fields.
For those interested in applying for these funds, there is also the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with Nils Fietje, Medical Humanities Adviser or Paul Woodgate, Ethics & Society Advisor, from 13:00-16:00.
  • When:  Tuesday 30 October 2012
  • Location:  Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, UK
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  • When:  Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 October 2012
  • Location:  Discovery Centre Dundee

CoZEE (Cooperative of Zoonoses Experience and Expertise) is a new research network for those working on Zoonoses in Scotland.  More information is available on their website - http://www.cozee-zoonosis.net.

The theme for the meeting this year is Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Zoonoses.  A draft programme for the meeting is below.

To register please email Hazel Rice (hazel.rice@cozee-zoonosis.net)


  • When:  Thursday 25 October 2012
  • Time:  1 - 5 pm
  • Location:  Darwin Building, Rm 712, Kings Buildings

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop, supported by the BBSRC, is intended to showcase the sorts of funds that are available to support commercialisation.  It will have presentations from PI’s who have been successful in obtaining funds to support industry interactions and an insight  from some companies who have participated in these schemes too.

  • When:  Wednesday 24 October 2012
  • Location:  The Brewery Conference Centre, London
Govtoday is pleased to announce the final conference of the "Reducing HCAIs 2012 series - A Whole System Approach", to be held at the Brewery Conference Centre on Wednesday 24th October. We are especially pleased to announce the first National Summit to be hosted by the Hand Hygiene Alliance will be held as part of this conference.
There has been great progress in reducing MRSA bloodstream and Clostridium difficile infections in some parts of the NHS, but we want everyone at the level of the best...but there is still more to do before we have achieved our objective of zero tolerance...and it is vital that we continue to reduce variation across the country."

Meeting programme

  • When:  Saturday 13 - Sunday 21 October 2012
  • Location:  Venues all over Midlothian!

Looking for something different to do this half-term?  The Midlothian Science Festival is it!!

  • Wednesday 10 October 2012
  • 2 - 3 pm
  • Ashworth Labs, Lecture Theatre 3
  • For all EID members based at Kings Buildings

As you know, the aims of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases are to foster research collaborations between researchers spread across the University of Edinburgh an dissociated institutions, secure major cross-disciplinary funding and to present the infectious disease work done in Edinburgh to the outside world. We very much welcome your insights and views of how we might achieve our goals and assist you in your work.

To this end we are inviting you to an open forum meeting where all EID members based at Kings Buildings can discuss these issues.

The meeting will be held THIS WEEK on Wednesday 10 October at 2 - 3 pm in lecture theatre 3 of the Ashworth labs. Refreshments will be provided.

We very much look forward to seeing you and hearing your views!

  • When: Thursday 4 October 2012
  • Location: Seminar Room 1.18, Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Further information:  www.ASCUS.org.uk

Malaria: an Art Science Collaboration

An evening with artist Dr. Deborah Robinson (ESRC Genomics Forum Bright Ideas Fellow)
  • Tuesday 2 October 2012
  • 9.30 am – 5.00 pm (postponed from 15 March 2012)
  • Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE
  • For more information visit the RCVS website.
  • Details on how to win a bursary to attend this symposium can be found here.


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