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Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings. The Brighton medical school is also the only UK institution in the global top 50, coming in at number 44 on a list of 475 universities spread around 68 countries. It is the fourth…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

Brighton lecturer wins Biomedical Scientist of the Year award

Dr Sarah Pitt has won a major award from the Institute of Biomedical Science for virology research and media engagement around Covid-19.   

The IBMS Biomedical Scientist of the Year award celebrates an exceptional biomedical scientist who has advanced practice in an innovative and impactful way, making a real difference to patients’ lives and inspiring those around…

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Brighton and Sussex universities go head to head in City Nature Challenge 2021

Brighton’s two universities have added a competition to their participation in a major annual global challenge to boost ecological engagement worldwide. Dr Rachel White and Dr Maureen Berg will lead the University’s participation for the Brighton & Eastern Downs area in the City Nature Challenge (CNC), taking place between 30 April and 3 May. Adding…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

Brighton academic receives prestigious lifetime membership

Dr Sarah Pitt has been made a Life Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science in recognition of her long and valuable contribution to the field of virology. Dr Pitt – Principal Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences – has become a familiar name in both print and broadcast media over the past year for…

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Fellowship award for Brighton researcher on disc-related back pain

Dr Valeria Perugini is the latest recipient of the Shepperd Fellowship, created to fund research at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices. The Shepperd Fellowship is a generous philanthropic donation made by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Shepperd to support work at one of several pioneering specialist Centres at the university. A key aim…

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Professor Matteo Santin

Brighton biomaterials pioneer receives prestigious international science fellowship

University of Brighton’s Matteo Santin has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Sciences and Engineering. Santin – Professor of Tissue Regeneration in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences – recently gave a speech at the World Biomaterials Congress which highlighted the sometimes overlooked contribution biomaterials can make in the fight…

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What our new accreditation means for you

The Biosciences teaching team is delighted to announce that our BSc and BSc with Integrated foundation year degrees for Ecology and Conservation, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Science are now accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). All graduating students will graduate with an accredited degree and this includes our current final year students. As…

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Professor Richard Faragher

Brighton professor brings expertise to new government report on ageing research

Professor Richard Faragher from Brighton’s Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease (STRAND) has provided key input to a new report on science and ageing. Published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the report – entitled Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living – highlights recent discoveries about how we age and why, adding an urgent…

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Brighton duo to develop new treatment for a major health problem of old age

Professor Bhavik Patel has received a £530,503 grant for research to boost detection and treatment of the widespread problem of age-related bowel dysfunction. This significant grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will see Professor Patel team up with colleague Dr Mark Yeoman – Director of the university’s unique Centre for Stress and Age-related Disease – for a…

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Innovative training programme allows Brighton students to join Covid-19 testing workforce

A biomedical science training programme developed at the University of Brighton has been praised by a professional body for its ability to withstand coronavirus pressures. The training programme, designed by Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Simonne Weeks, allows students studying Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) to join a placement Frontier Pathology laboratories, giving them a chance to work…

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