Inside the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Read our blog to get to know us better, with first-hand accounts from our researchers, lecturers and students about life in the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology.

PhD Students Insight to studying Biochemistry - Biology Week 2021

Posted on: 7 October 2021 | Category: October posts

Thanyaporn Tengsuttiwat, 3rd year PhD student provides an insight to her experience and PhD journey studying Biochemistry whilst at the University of Liverpool.

Student wins prize at British Pharmacology Society conference

Posted on: 8 January 2021 | Category: January posts

Beth Heaton in the laboratory

Beth Heaton, a PhD student in the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has won an award at the annual British Pharmacological Society (BPS: Pharmacology 2020) conference for her work on glucose uptake transporters in human immune cells.

Life Sciences Employability Week

Posted on: 11 December 2020 | Category: December posts

Life Sciences Employability Week

Life Sciences Employability Week (LSEW) 2020 ran across the week beginning 23 November, with a total of 20 online events open to all students across the School of Life Sciences and School of Psychology.

Spotlight: Lung cancer research in Liverpool

Posted on: 30 November 2020 | Category: November posts

As Lung Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we reflect on the vital research taking place in Liverpool.

Spotlight: Professor Eithne Costello - pancreatic cancer research

Posted on: 19 November 2020 | Category: November posts

Professor Eithne Costello

This edition of Spotlight focusses on Professor Eithne Costello from the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine. Eithne joined the University of Liverpool in 1999, where she established her own research group focused on pancreatic cancer, with a particular emphasis on early diagnosis.

Life as a PhD Student in Lockdown

Posted on: 16 November 2020 | Category: November posts

Rebecca Jensen in University Square after her MRes graduation ceremony

Rebecca Jensen is a PhD student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. During the first national lockdown she was unable to continue her original research from home, and so she decided to volunteer for the ISARIC/WHO CCP study which looks at the urgent questions posed by Covid-19. Here she tells us what that was like, and how she is coping with the second national lockdown.

Spotlight: Professor Sarah Coupland

Posted on: 13 November 2020 | Category: November posts

Professor Sarah Coupland

This edition of Spotlight focusses on Professor Sarah Coupland from the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine. Sarah holds the George Holt Chair in Pathology and is an Honorary Consultant Histopathologist at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed joins British Heart Foundation Board

Posted on: 12 November 2020 | Category: November posts

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed has been appointed as a trustee to the Board of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). He was appointed alongside Prudential’s Mark FitzPatrick and Professor Jill Pell from the University of Glasgow.

From Uganda to the UK: Crossing continents for COVID-19 clinical care

Posted on: 15 October 2020 | Category: October posts

Catriona and Peter Waitt

Catriona Waitt is a Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, a Wellcome clinical postdoctoral fellow based at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and an honorary Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Peter Waitt is an Acute Physician at Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Infectious Disease Institute as Uganda Clinical Lead on the Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Clinical Capability Project. Here they tell us about balancing work and family life during the pandemic, both in Uganda and in Liverpool.

Spotlight: Professor Andy Jones - international rice research

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Category: October posts

Rice Diversity.  Part of the image collection of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

This edition of Spotlight focusses on Professor Andy Jones from the Department of Biochemistry and Systems Biology. Andy is joint Director of the Computational Biology Facility and is one of the founders of the UK Rice Research Consortium (UKRRC).

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