Young People – Get involved in research!

Are you aged 13-17 and living in or near Birmingham UK in the West Midlands? Do you believe women’s health research is important? Would you like to share your views, ideas & suggestions for future research, as well as advise on current research taking place? We are starting a new young people’s advisory group and … Continue reading “Young People – Get involved in research!”

SMQB Artists in Residence: Open Call

The latest Artist in Residence (AIR) callout is open. This opportunity is based with the Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB), part of the IMSR. Projects typically have a healthcare focus and involve scientists from two or more disciplines. Artists are paired with an interdisciplinary research team for a 6-month period. Further details … Continue reading “SMQB Artists in Residence: Open Call”

PGRs and ECRs get crafty at clay workshop

AUTHOR OF THIS POST: Rahatil Chowdhury Last week, PGRs and ECRs from across the institutes came together and took part in creating fantastic pieces at a clay workshop run by Rachel Akers and organised by Dr. Gabriela Da Silva Xavier.       Images taken by Dr Christian Ludwig. The workshop was both the setting for PGRS and … Continue reading “PGRs and ECRs get crafty at clay workshop”

Festival Season! Come meet IMSR this summer

Summer festival season is upon us and members of the Institute for Metabolism & Systems Research (IMSR) will be popping along to run science engagement activities. We will be at: CoCoMad Festival, in Cotteridge Park on Saturday 1st July Sandwell & Birmingham Mela, in Victoria Park (Smethwick), over Saturday & Sunday 22-23rd July Take part in activities to learn about some of the … Continue reading “Festival Season! Come meet IMSR this summer”

Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award

Dr Caroline Gillett has been successfully awarded a Society for Endocrinology grant of £1000 to support the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research’s public engagement work. Working with her colleagues in the Community Action Team the funding will enable the volunteer team to carry out activities targeting young children under 12 and their families. Exploring … Continue reading “Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award”

Thyroid Patient and Public Engagement Event

Join clinicians, IMSR researchers and healthcare professionals at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for their Thyroid Patient and Public Education  and  Engagement Event on Saturday, 10th of June 2023 (09:30am until 11:30am) Attendance is FREE but please book – see details below! Why join? This event is an excellent opportunity to get updates and ask questions about the latest research … Continue reading “Thyroid Patient and Public Engagement Event”

Researchers & families of neurodivergent children share experiences

Supported through the Waterloo Foundation, SMQB researcher Dr Leandro Junges and collaborators in the CHBH (Professor Andy Bagshaw and Dr Caroline Richards) took part in a patient and public involvement discussion with families and carers responsible for children with epilepsy, ADHD and/or autism. The team shared their research to date and gathered impressions and feedback … Continue reading “Researchers & families of neurodivergent children share experiences”

Does your child have epilepsy, autism or ADHD?

Researchers at University of Birmingham are organising an event next Friday 28th April between 1-4pm in Birmingham city centre. They are interested in sharing some of their research related to epilepsy, autism and ADHD; to gather feedback/questions; and also to learn more about the lived experiences and priorities of families with a child who has one or more of these … Continue reading “Does your child have epilepsy, autism or ADHD?”