ISMB Newsletter-2017

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Posted in General News

Young Investigator Award 2017

The BSMB Young Investigator Award committee is now seeking nominations for the 2017 award. Applications will be considered from any member aged 35 or under at the time of application. This prestigious prize is worth £1000 to a worthy winner, as well as the opportunity to present their work at the September meeting in London. Full application rules and eligibility requirements are available on the BSMB website:

Posted in Awards

The qualifying period for reduced rate registration is now just 12 weeks

Members of the society are required to have joined 12 weeks (84 days) before the start of a meeting to qualify for reduced rate registration. Make sure to encourage your new students and post-docs to join the BSMB as soon as they start work in your laboratory.

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Professor Cay Kielty will be the recipient of the Fell-Muir Award 2017

The prestigious Fell-Muir Award for scientists who have made a major contribution to extracellular matrix research has been awarded to Professor Cay Kielty of the University of Manchester. Cay will receive the award at the Spring BSMB meeting to be held in Oxford.

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Contaminants in commercial preparations of ‘purified’ proteoglycans

BSMB members’ attention is drawn to a recent publication by Brown et al Bioscience Reports (2017) 37 BSR20160465
DOI: 10.1042/BSR20160465

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3rd Matrix Biology Europe Meeting – Manchester 2018

In July 2018, the British Society for Matrix Biology is hosting and organising the 3rd Matrix Biology Europe meeting. The meeting will celebrate 50 years of FECTS (The Federation of European Connective Tissue Societies), the forerunner of Matrix Biology Europe. It will be held at University Place in the University of Manchester, 21st – 24th July 2018. Further details are available on the meeting website

Posted in Meetings

Thomas Cox is awarded the John Scott Young Investigator Award, 2016

Dr Thomas Cox of the University of Copenhagen was selected for this prestigious award, and will receive a cheque for £1,000. He will present the John Scott Lecture at the next BSMB meeting, to be held in Cardiff this September. Further details of the BSMB Young Investigator Award and how to apply for next year’s competition can be found here.

Posted in Awards

Edward Horton is awarded the Dick Heinegard Young Investigator Award 2016

The winner of this prestigious award was our BSMB nominee, Edward R. Horton, for research carried out during his Ph.D. studies in Martin Humphries lab., University of Manchester.

Posted in Awards

John Scott Young Investigator Award Competition, 2016

Applications are invited for this year’s John Scott Young Investigator Award. This award is open to scientists up to the age of 35. Full details of the application process are available on the BSMB YIA webpage.

The deadline for applications is the 29th July 2016

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Three Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader positions available at University of East Anglia Medical School, Norwich

Norwich Medical School is seeking to attract outstanding non-clinical researchers to three new posts in a number of fields as stated below:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Sciences
  • Health Science
  • Health Services Research
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical and Applied Psychology
  • Respiratory Medicine

Please note that Musculoskeletal Science is included as a potential area for recruitment.

Appointments will be made at a level appropriate to the experience of each of the three appointees. The successful applicants will be expected to carry out independent high quality research aimed at improving our understanding of Medical Science and allied fields.

Interested parties are directed to the UEA Academic vacancies website. The closing date is 12 noon on the 26th February.

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