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11 Sep 2012

Save the date: Tuesday 11 December 2012

The Edinburgh Microbiology Forum is pleased to announce that its first meeting will take place in the Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings on Tuesday 11 December, 1-6pm (...

10 Sep 2012

This year's annual Global Health Academy Conference: 'Building the evidence base for global health interventions', is taking place on Friday 5th October, 12 - 6pm, at the Royal...

4 Sep 2012

In this week's Reunion, Sue MacGregor gathers together creators of Dolly the cloned sheep - including Roslin scientists.

BBC Radio Four's Reunion is a series that reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history....

3 Sep 2012

Cholesterol study could aid quest for new treatments of cardiovascular disease

New studies by Peter Ghazal and his colleagues in the Division of Pathway Medicine, and published in Biochimie last week, provide fresh insights about how our...

29 Aug 2012

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announces $1,000,000 in Grants Awarded for Innovative IBD Research

Oakland, CA – The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced today the recipients of its 2012 Innovator Awards and its 2012 Breakthrough Awards...

27 Aug 2012

£600K Industrial Partnership Award from the BBSRC and the Erich Wesjohann Group

13 Aug 2012

Harsh winters make hibernating squirrels go to ground for longer

A University of Edinburgh study just published online in Nature shows...

7 Aug 2012

Fresh insight into infection could improve scientists’ understanding of allergies and inform new treatments.

Edinburgh research into the immune system has shed light on the role of a cell that is involved in the body’s response to allergens,...

6 Aug 2012

Read about the newest publications from EID members for the week of 6 August 2012!

2 Aug 2012

Here is a link to the most recent publications from EID members for week commencing 30 July 2012.

2 Aug 2012

EID member Paul Digard and his research team at The Roslin Institute have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body’s response to infection.  The findings...

31 Jul 2012

Save the date: Friday 5th October 2012.

  • Global Health Academy annual conference
  • Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street
  • Time: 12:00 to 18:00
  • Date:  Friday October 5th 2012
25 Jul 2012

Meet Paul McLaughlin, Programme Director of the exciting new distance learning MSc programme Next Generation Drug Discovery, in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom,  Sunday 29th July, 4-5 pm BST. 

For more details on how...

25 Jul 2012

The Division of Pathway Medicine (DPM) based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, has just announced that Edinburgh Infectious Diseases member Dr Till Bachmann has been appointed as a Reader in Personalised...

26 Jun 2012

Double congratulations to EID member Tom Little (Institute of Evolutionary Biology)!  Tom has just been awarded the...

21 Jun 2012

The inaugural annual symposium of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases was held on 31 May at the Royal Society of Edinburgh when over 150 clinical and academic researchers gathered for an exciting day of presentations.  In fact such...

21 Jun 2012

Dr Ian Harper, a member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the School of Social and Political Sciences (Medical Anthropology), has...

21 Jun 2012
Ker Memorial Prize and Lecture

The Ker Memorial Prize is awarded ananually to the PhD student who has submitted the best thesis in infectious diseases during that year.

The Ker Memorial Prize...

17 Jan 2012

Bacterial Nano-Particles as Oral Vaccines Against Diarrhoea
Garry Blakely of the University of Edinburgh has been awarded $100,000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a novel oral vaccination strategy against diarrhoeal diseases...

6 Dec 2011

Roslin researcher Dr Jayne Hope has received five-figure funding for her research contributing to the protection of cattle from tuberculosis. The incidence of TB in cattle is increasing rapidly resulting in major economic...


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