Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Our first Biomed M.Sc. graduates

Along with friends and family, we recently celebrated the graduation of the first cohort on our MSc Biomedical Science programme (see photos below taken at the ceremony, which was held at the Hoe on Plymouth's seafront - Acting Head of School Craig Donaldson is the one without the mortarboard).

Five students graduated with Distinction and ten with Merit with Mark Atkin, seen here (left) receiving his MSc from Prof David Coslett, Interim Vice Chancellor, being awarded the Highest Achiever Academic Excellence Award for the highest overall mark in the taught elements and Amy Lakey the Highest Achiever Research Excellence Prize for her research dissertation (below, with Andy Evendon; Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning).

We wish all our graduates the best for the future. Please keep us up to date about your subsequent success.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lecturer on the Today programme

Click here to listen to lecturer Mat Upton being interviewed on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme about his progress in making new drugs against dangerous pathogens such as MRSA. The interview is from 6:52 to 6:57am (note this link will only work for the next 29 days). They discuss how Mat is now working with an Edinburgh company Ingenza to manufacture these antimicrobials, planning to start clinical trials within the next 2 years, and the need for tighter regulation of antibiotic use and why big pharmaceutical companies are not doing more. More information is available in the university press release.