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NIHR SurgTech 2024

March saw the National Institute of Care and Research (NIHR) SurgTech conference in Leeds, showcasing new approaches in surgery. Our colleagues Professor David Jayne, Head of Surgical Technologies research at the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) Chief Executive Professor Phil Wood, opened the 2- day…

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Professor Philip Helliwell honoured with prestigious awards

Our colleague Prof Philip Helliwell has recently been honoured with numerous awards in recognition of his career in service to rheumatology and the NHS. Prof Helliwell was presented with the esteemed accolade of the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Healthcare award at the Our Health Heroes Awards, clinching the top prize…

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Senior Investigator awards for BRC members

We are pleased to share the news that two BRC members, Professor Hemant Pandit and Professor Gordon Cook have been appointed as prestigious NIHR Senior Investigators. Professor Cook who co-leads for our Haematology Theme received the award in recognition of his work on multiple myeloma (MM). “I am delighted to…

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Leeds BRC BioArt collaboration

BRC members has collaborated with an internationally renowned award-winning artist to create a unique exhibition looking at the complex ecosystems of microbes. Professor of Microbiology at University of Leeds, Jane Freeman, and BioArt pioneer Anna Dumitriu worked together on the exhibition looking at microbes and bacteria via sculptures, altered vintage…

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Leeds BRC Appoints Academic Capacity Development Leadership

Dr Md Yuzaiful The NIHR Leeds BRC is thrilled to announce the 12-month appointment of Dr Md Yuzaiful (Yuz) Md Yusof, Senior Research Fellow and LTHT Locum Consultant Rheumatologist (from our Musculoskeletal Theme) as an emerging lead for ACD. Yuz brings lived experience of the challenges of the academic/research career…

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Pump-Priming funding call now open

The NIHR Leeds BRC wishes to help support new collaborative research either within the current BRC partnership or with new external partners to facilitate new early translational and experimental medicine clinical research which align with our strategic aims.   We are inviting researchers and collaborators to apply for funding of up…

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SurgTech 2024: Innovation Across the Surgical Pathway

21st – 22nd March 2024 , 08:30am – 4:30pmLeeds Marriott Hotel4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane,Leeds LS1 6ET Featuring: NIHR Surgical Co-operative, Leeds NIHR BRC Surgery, Centre for HealthTech Innovation, LTHT Innovation PopUp, SIDD Clinical Trials Network with like-minded individuals Updates from across our networks Establish new collaborations Be at the…

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New Years Honours for BRC team members

Exciting news to begin the new year that BRC clinical partners have had their important work recognised in the New Years Honours List. Prof Paul Emery has been awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to Rheumatology. Paul was previously awarded an OBE in 2018 and is the former director of…

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Medical Research Council funds VEXAS syndrome research 

A research team led by one of our BRC colleagues has received funding worth £1 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support their ground-breaking work.  Our colleague Dr Sinisa Savic, Consultant Immunologist and Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds is leading the team’s…

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Successes shared at Northern BRCs Early Researchers Conference

We recently had a great day welcoming colleagues to our Northern BRC Early Researchers Conference.It is very important to our approach to collaborate with our valued colleagues from across the Northern BRC community network, to meet with the medical researchers of tomorrow, and collectively share our exciting work. We were…

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