In the last few days final year MPharm students have been displaying the efforts they have made in their final year projects. Students presented posters on their research topic and it was clear to see the wide breath and quality of the science on display. Research areas spanned pharmaceutical science, diabetes, pharmacology, business, pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, clinical audits and many more.
Poster day is a celebration of student achievement and is an opportunity for students to showcase their hard efforts over the academic year and discuss their work with fellow students and staff. It is a moment in the calendar all staff look forward to and enjoy in celebrating students efforts as they near graduation.
You can see the wide spread of posters from the following link and maybe even vote for your favourite!!
If your final year, undergraduate project used Scanning Electron Microscopy you are eligible to enter this year’s Quorom prize scheme.
There are three x £200 final year undergraduate prizes available. The prizes will be awarded in recognition of the three most commendable undergraduate final year projects that have included the use of electron microscopy.
If you meet the criteria above, please email a copy of your final year project to Dr Jonathan Salvage or drop a hard copy off at the Image and Analysis Unit or the PABS school office, marked for the attention of Dr Jonathan Salvage.
Scientists at the University of Brighton are playing an integral role in developing a new early warning system that tells patients and carers when urinary catheters are infected and at risk of blocking.
Urinary catheters are the most commonly used medical devices, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide every year. Many of these will be used for long-term management of incontinence in older individuals or those with spinal cord injuries, and these patients are at particular risk of infection, and associated complications.
One of the most serious complications of infection is the encrustation and blockage of catheters, which is mostly caused by a bacterial species called Proteus mirabilis. Blockage, in turn, leads to the onset of serious complications such as kidney infection and septicaemia, one of the UK’s biggest killers.
A reliable system for patients or their carers to spot infection early and take action before blockage occurs would have considerable benefits to patients, and could considerably reduce NHS costs.
Dr Brian Jones
Leading the university’s research is Dr Brian Jones, Reader in Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the university’s College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, and Head of Research Development at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. This work is a collaboration with scientists at the University of Bath.
Roche Continents has been running since 2007.
Some of the best science and arts students are nominated by professors of European universities to apply to Roche Continents.
Creativity and innovation are at the core of the programme and 100 students are selected after all application have been reviewed.
We’re encouraging our top students to apply. If you would like to be put forward for selection please send a summary of your marks so far to Professor John Smart John.Smart@brighton.ac.uk
You can find out more here.