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The PharmSoc have a ball

Our Pharmacy Society students had a ball at the annual PharmSoc ball at the iconic Grand Hotel on Brighton Seafront. This year’s ball was themed Spring Tales and the nominated charity was The Brain Tumour Charity, who will receive all funds and profits raised by the event. You can find out more about the charity…

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New project on nicotine delivery device

Dr Dipak Sarker (pictured left) and Prof John Smart (pictured right) will start a project based on a nicotine delivery device with a company called Smpl Innovations, based in Germany. The formulation and analysis research work will be undertaken in our school’s labs from March.

Fighting infections with viruses

Scientists at the university have shown that viruses can kill bacteria and may be used to combat common infections related to the use of medical devices such as catheters. This new insight could lead to new methods of preventing infections and could contribute to overcoming problems with antibiotic resistance and comes after a recent government…

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Introducing our new Head of School

Professor David Timson joined us at the start of this academic year as Head of School. He shares some of this thoughts about his first semester here… It’s almost the end of my first semester as Head of School. In many ways I feel that I am a student all over again with so many…

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POP promotes our courses

Following on from some successful school visits last year, the PaBS Outreach Programme (POP) will be on the road once again visiting schools in the local region to promote science subjects within our school. Third year Pharmacy students Riona Browne, Emma Greene and Zoe Haines are responsible for the management and running of the programme, along with…

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Lively debates at the Inter-professional Education meetings

As part of the Pharmacy course, we run annual events that bring together healthcare professionals from various courses within the university. In some of our recent events, 2nd and 3rd year Pharmacy students have been working together with medical students from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School on clinical scenarios. These session not only brought…

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Pharmacy student hunts for the Philosopher’s Stone

MPharm student Afsoun Abassian featured in the recent Al Jazeera documentary Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone, along with Professor Hal Sosabowski. Part of the series Science in the Golden Age, presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the documentary explored how the work of medieval chemists has impacted the evolution of modern chemistry. Afsoun demonstrated…

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A national award for Dr Patel

Congratulations to our very own Dr Bhavik Patel who has been named winner of the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Science Award. The award is presented to a scientist with a “proven track record of independent research and published work that shows outstanding promise”. Dr Patel has led research to develop sensor tools to monitor and…

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Students vote us an award winning school

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have picked up the School of the Year award at the Brighton Students’ Union Excellence Awards, for the second year in a row! Reasons for our nomination include things like encouraging our students to stand out from the crowd and the support we offer out students. Now in…

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