New #SMQBair blog from artist Lucy Hutchinson!

The lastest SMBQ Artist in Residence (aka #SMQBair) blog has been published, this time from artist Lucy Hutchinson. Lucy works at the cross-section of art, science and technology to explore how visual practices and storytelling are used to shape the world. The outcomes of her work often take the form of prints, publications, installation, moving … Continue reading “New #SMQBair blog from artist Lucy Hutchinson!”

Cushing’s Awareness Day

This past weekend The Pituitary Academy brought together clinicians, researchers, nurses, patients, families and carers for a patient engagement morning focused on different aspects of Cushing’s disease. It was held on Cushing’s Awareness Day (8th April) which marks the birthday of the pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing afrter whom the condition was named. The Pituitary … Continue reading “Cushing’s Awareness Day”

Purple Day on campus!

Over 40 staff, students and visitors joined epilepsy awareness events run by the SMQB on campus. Kicking this off was an enjoyable seizure first-aid training session at lunch run by Epilepsy Action lead Simon Privett. Simon is also one of SMQB’s AMIGO patient and public involvement representives and has a long history of collaborating with … Continue reading “Purple Day on campus!”

Epilepsy Awareness Day #PurpleDay – March 25th

The Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine invites you to join us for epilepsy awareness events on Friday, March 25th to support #PurpleDay. Events on the day will be: Seizure first-aid training (12-1.30 pm) Mini research & lived experience talks, plus networking (3-5 pm) Talks will feature researchers from the SMQB, the Institute of … Continue reading “Epilepsy Awareness Day #PurpleDay – March 25th”

You’re Invited! Dame Hilda Lloyd Network officially launches this June

The official launch of The Dame Hilda Lloyd (DHL) Network by Preet Gill MP is to take on June 9th, 2022 on campus. We invite you to spend an afternoon at the launch of the DHL Network. The meeting will be an opportunity to hear from invited speakers, learn from researcher presentations and network with … Continue reading “You’re Invited! Dame Hilda Lloyd Network officially launches this June”

New #SMQBair blog from artist Karina Thompson!

The lastest SMBQ Artist in Residence (aka #SMQBair) blog is up, this time from artist Karina Thompson. Karina is a textile artist based in Birmingham and she has been exhibiting work in this medium since 1987. In her blog post, Karina describes her artistic process & the mathematical modelling research on Epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity … Continue reading “New #SMQBair blog from artist Karina Thompson!”

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PCOS & The Pill International Womens Day2022 event on March 5th

Join researchers in the IMSR on Saturday 5th of March at 1 pm GMT for a special online event ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day discussing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and ‘The Pill’. Learn why the pill is sometimes used in PCOS management and find out more about the different types of pill that exist and why … Continue reading “PCOS & The Pill International Womens Day2022 event on March 5th”

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Chris McCabe to chair Wolves Lit Fest event featuring Richard Dawkins

IMSR’s very own Professor Chris McCabe (Professor of Molecular Endocrinology) will be charing an ‘in conversation’ event with Professor Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s most eminent writers and thinkers, and a major contributor to the public understanding of the science of evolution. Chris himself has also lectured widely across the world both within science, … Continue reading “Chris McCabe to chair Wolves Lit Fest event featuring Richard Dawkins”

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Recent research on radiotherapy shared with pituitary patients

The Birmingham Pituitary Academy organised a successful patient engagement session on radiotherapy on Saturday 15th January 2022. Dr. Sara Meade, Consultant Oncologist from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Dr. Ross Hamblin, Clinical Research Fellow of Dr. Niki Karavitaki discussed the pros and cons of radiotherapy for pituitary tumours.  Recent research data of the pituitary team on … Continue reading “Recent research on radiotherapy shared with pituitary patients”

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