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From the Editor

Posted on: 24 September 2020 | Category: From the Editor

From the Editor... Welcome to the latest edition of “Inside Life Science” and my last as Editor.


Spotlight on Steve Paterson

Posted on: 24 September 2020 | Category: Spotlight on...

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Join our conversation with Professor Steve Paterson from the Centre for Genomic Research where we chat about the varied aspects of his role. Find out about his research into subjects such as infectious diseases, and his ambitions to help train the next generation of scientists.


Genomics - Covering the bases

Posted on: 23 September 2020 | Category: Science explained

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DNA is sometimes considered the most important biological molecule, as it contains all the instructions that govern every biological process within the cell. It enables the cell to manufacture the many thousands of protein molecules that, in turn, catalyse the myriad of metabolic reactions that allow it to function and interact with its environment. Because it plays such a pivotal and ubiquitous role in cell biology, it makes sense that, as biologists, we understand how DNA molecules work in a wide range of contexts. This has given rise to the field of genomics, in which the function, structure and evolution of genomes (the entire DNA complement of any given organism) are investigated.


Funding Opportunities for 2020

Posted on: 22 September 2020 | Category: Funding Opportunities

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Below we have summarised a few different schemes through which Health and Life Science researchers can apply for funding.


Connecting employers and students virtually

Posted on: 22 September 2020 | Category: Recruitment

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Along with most other universities, we have had to cancel our traditional on-campus autumn careers fairs and employer events due to the ongoing coronavirus social distancing restrictions. A lot has changed over the past 6 months and we've been busy working on exciting ways to bring students and employers together. To make sure that students do not miss out on the chance to connect with potential employers, we have been working on an exciting new programme of virtual events for the autumn term.


Learning while giving

Posted on: 22 September 2020 | Category: Blog

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In the last blog post, we wrote about the importance of training opportunities offered by our Shared Research Facilities (SRFs) to their users and the wider research community. But what happens when a global pandemic hits, bringing with it new ways of working and learning? Dr Eva Caamano-Gutierrez, Computational Biology Facility (CBF) Manager, tells us why changing their training courses to a virtual classroom not only enabled them to continue to provide a vital resource to their users but also benefited the COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign here at Liverpool.


Dates for the Diary

Posted on: 22 September 2020 | Category: Inside Life Science newsletter

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Save the date! We have accumulated a list of events from across the faculty and beyond, which we believe may be of interest. If you would like your event to be featured on our website and newsletter, please get in touch!


From the Editor

Posted on: 23 June 2020 | Category: From the Editor

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From the Editor... Hi everyone and welcome to this lock-down edition of Inside Life Science.


Spotlight on Carrol Gamble

Posted on: 23 June 2020 | Category: Spotlight on...

Prof Carrol Gamble, Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre

Join our conversation with Prof Carrol Gamble, Director of the Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre where we chat about the different type of clinical trials and how they can be used to tackle the unmet health needs. Find out how clinical trials have changed over the years and why methods of routine data collection are important for the future.


What does a Clinical Trials Unit do?

Posted on: 23 June 2020 | Category: Science explained

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Have you ever wondered how doctors know the best way to treat a particular illness? How they know which drugs to prescribe or interventions to make and whether they are likely to be safe and effective? Well, the short answer is, they look at the evidence and the best source of evidence comes from clinical trials. If you’ve ever taken any drugs or used some sort of medical device, it will have been tested in a clinical trial. They’re hugely important..


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    From the Editor

    Posted on: 24 September 2020 | Category: From the Editor

    From the Editor... Welcome to the latest edition of “Inside Life Science” and my last as Editor.


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