ENCODED REALITIES – new art exhibition featuring university research

The Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB)’s latest art show features the work of 12 artists and 49 scientists from across University of Birmingham and opens this Friday 7th June. Visitors are invited to the launch party which kicks off at 5.45pm at Centrala gallery, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 … Continue reading “ENCODED REALITIES – new art exhibition featuring university research”

SMQB 2023-24 Artist in Residence callout live

UK artists are invited to apply for the next round of the SMQB residency programme. Artists will be paired with a research project and team of scientists at the start of the collaborative research process. Projects in this round include topics such as: The deadline to apply is June 9th. Find out more here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/systems-modelling-and-quantitative-biomedicine/artists-in-residence/smbq-artists-in-residence-2024-2025-open-call

Congrats to our public engagement winners!

Well done to all PGR/ECRs who took part in the recent public engagement “Dragon’s Den” workshop. Three interdisciplinary teams collaborated to design new public engagement activities from scratch to explain techniques from real research. These had to be suitable for a young audience of children under 10 and their families to understand. These ideas were … Continue reading “Congrats to our public engagement winners!”

Public Engagement “Dragon’s Den” this May 3rd: Calling all MDS PGRs & ECRs!

Join us on Friday 3rd May (1-4pm, IBR seminar room) for a training workshop with a twist! Have fun with peers whilst developing practical experience relevant to grant application and impact activities. Skills such as: The winning team will also win £500 funding to turn their public engagement ideas into reality!  You don’t need to be in a … Continue reading “Public Engagement “Dragon’s Den” this May 3rd: Calling all MDS PGRs & ECRs!”

Another ‘Pituitary Open Morning’ success!

IMSR researcher Professor Niki Karavitaki lead coordination of another successful patient engagement event in partnership with endocrine research nurses and other clinician colleagues at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Together, the Birmingham Pituitary team gave a series of short presentations and interactive discussions on pituitary conditions, sharing the latest research findings and discussing the pituitary service. … Continue reading “Another ‘Pituitary Open Morning’ success!”

SIMBA Adrenal 3.0 thanks patient representatives

Last week IMSR researchers took a lead role in a two-day SIMBA continuing professional development (CDP) programme aimed at medical professionals and medical students. Over 100 registered. The innovative SIMBA programme uses simulation-based learning to provide scaffolded learning based on real-life case studies. The theme focused on the Adrenal Gland and this is the third … Continue reading “SIMBA Adrenal 3.0 thanks patient representatives”

SMQB Artists in Residence meet to share updates

SMQB’s latest batch of artists in residences met recently to share updates on their projects as they each approach the midway point of their collaborations. So far, creative works range from poetry and paintings, through to installations, video art and performance pieces. You can find out more by reading through the artist progress blogs. Expect … Continue reading “SMQB Artists in Residence meet to share updates”