News Archive

Symington Bequest Award - Published 15 May 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Fabio Quondomatteo on being awarded a Symington Bequest Award. The award will go to support attendance and participation at the Gordon Research Conference on Collagen, in New Hampshire, USA, from 14th to 19th July 2013. 

Barclay-Smith Travelling Award - Published 15 May 2013
Congratulations to Paula Vickerton on being awarded a Barclay-Smith Travelling Grant. The award will go to support attendance and participation at the Summer meeting of the Society in Dublin from 4-5 July 2013. 

Teaching Development Grants Scheme - Published 15 May 2013
The Higher Education Authority Individual Grant Scheme is inviting proposals individual staff members to lead projects that enhance the student experience. Up to £7000 is available for each project which can run for 12 months. The Higher Education Academy is keen to encourage evidence-based research which can lead to innovations in learning and teaching that have clear benefits beyond your own institution. This call closes midday on Friday 14 june 2013 with decision notifications scheduled to go out end of September 2013. 

Journal of Anatomy: The diaphragmatic shoulder - Published 15 May 2013
Ever wondered how the diaphragm and the skin of the shoulder got to share common nerve origins? Tatsuya Hirasawa and Shigeru Kuratani at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan have examined the evolutionary origins of limb and diaphragm and suggest a shared cell population during embryonic development. You can read more about their hypothesis in the May issue of the Journal of Anatomy here

Royal Society Funding Opportunity - Published 25 June 2013
Wolfson Research Merit Award: this scheme is for outstanding scientists who would benefit from a five year salary enhancement to help recruit them to or retain them in the UK. Closing date: 9 July 2013.  Link 

Best Image Prize Deadline 31st May - Published 15 May 2013
Best Image Prize Deadline 31st May
The deadline to submit entries to the Anatomical Society Best Image Prize Competition is 31st May. Details and instructions to submit images here

Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarships 2013 - Published 20 March 2013
The Society has introduced a new funding scheme directed at encouraging undergraduate student research. Applications are now being invited prospective supervisors for bursaries for undergraduate students to undertake research in the Anatomical Sciences (including Anatomy Education) during a 4 to 10 week period during the summer vacation normally at their own institution. Up to 5 bursaries are being awarded this year. Successful applicants will receive a bursary up to a maximum of £2,500 each (comprising a weekly stipend (£180) and a bench fee of £70 per week. Application forms and conditions can be obtained from the society website or by email to Ms Mary‐Anne Piggott. Closing date for applications is
midnight Friday 12th April 2013. More info 

Professor Robert MH McMinn - Published 28 August 2012
The Society is sad to announce the death of eminent anatomist Prof. Robert McMinn who was a former Programme Secretary and Treasurer of the Society. read more ...

Extended Deadline for Joint Meeting of Anatomical Societies in Cardiff - Published 19 November 2011
Joint winter meeting of anatomical societies in Cardiff, December 19-21st - Earlybird registration extended until Monday 28th November.After this date there will be a £10 surcharge on all registration fees. Please go to: www.anatsocmeeting.co.uk to register. 

Aging Cell Best Paper Award - Published 26 August 2011
The annual prize for the best paper published in the journal Aging Cell in 2010 (Volume 9) has been awarded to Dr. Chen-Yu Liao and co-authors for their paper describing the "Genetic variation in the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction: from life extension to life shortening". Honorable mention also go to runners-up Dr. S. Liang and others for their paper on tumorigenesis in the naked mole rats and Dr. Y. Kanfi and colleagues for their paper on SIRT6 and obesity. 

New Awards - Published 14 January 2011
Congratulations to the following four members who have been awarded Anatomical Society Studentships in support of their research to commence 1st October 2011:
Dr Clare Baker, University of Cambridge
Professor Arthur Butt, University of Portsmouth
Dr Martin Collinson, University of Aberdeen
Professor Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh
 

Anatomy Training Programme success - Published 18 January 2011
Congratulations to Drs: Alanna Stanley (NUI, Galway), Kirsty Richardson (Cardiff University), Hannah Shaw (Cardiff University) and Shiby Stephens (Cardiff University) who have successfully completed all four modules of the 2008-10 Anatomical Society/American Association of Anatomists Anatomy Training Programme 

School of Medicine Anatomy Lecturer features in BBC rugby coverage - Published 21 December 2010
‘The Anatomy of a Rugby Player' is a two minute trailer filmed at Swansea University’s School of Medicine and features Dr Jo Bishop (Lecturer in Anatomy) who takes us through each key player type, explaining why their physique makes them such a great proponent of their sport. read more ...

Professor provides anatomical expertise to Channel 4 - Published 13 December 2010
Professor Darrell Evans of Brighton and Sussex Medical School and a former Honorary Treasurer of the Society has been recruited to the Inside Nature's Giants team to provide expertise on human anatomy for the web content. read more ...

University of Edinburgh - 2011 MSc Human Anatomy - Published 4 November 2010
This masters course in Human Anatomy is designed to provide a complete dissection-based, study of the human body, augmented with specific training in preservation and handling of the body, ethics of human dissection and importandly, specific training in how to teach.  For further details, go to the Vacancies page of the website. 

University of Edinburgh - 2011 Anatomy PhD Studentship - Published 4 November 2010
The University of Edinburgh has announced that it has vacancies for fully-funded PhD studentships starting in September 2011.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday, 15 December 2010.  For further details, go to the Vacancies page of the website. 

Macrophages talk to enterocytes in vitro - Published 4 October 2010
Writing in the October issue of the Journal of Anatomy, Anatomical Society Research Student Siobhan Moyes and co-workers found that when Caco-2 cells are grown in an enterocyte-like monolayer in functional association with a compartmentally separate macrophage culture population, transepithelial resistance in the monolayer reduces and uptake of microparticulates increases. You can read more about their findings in the current issue of the journal or you can log on to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1469-7580 

HRT reduces muscle loss in aging twins - Published 4 October 2010
Monozygotic female twins aged over 50years have provided us with the latest insight into the role of oestrogen in aging-associated loss in muscle tissue. Paula Ronkainen and colleagues have just reported their findings from studies which show that hormone replacement therapy improves muscle tissue during ageing by, among other things, orchestrating a switch from glucose-oriented metabolism to fatty acid utilisation. The full paper is published in the current October issue of Aging Cell which can be accessed online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1474-9726 

Welcome to the new website - Published 13 September 2010
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Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarships 2013 - Published 27 February 2013
The Anatomical Society is offering up to 5 bursaries a year commencing 2013 to encourage more undergraduate members by enabling enthusiastic and qualified Undergraduate Students to apply for a bursary to undertake research in the Anatomical Sciences (including Anatomy Education) for a 4 to 10 week period in the summer vacation normally at their own institution. More info 

New Awards - Published 2 January 2013
Congratulations to the following four members who have been awarded Anatomical Society Studentships in support of their research to commence 1st October 2013:
Dr Simon Parson (University of Edinburgh)
Dr. Frank Schubert (University of Portsmouth)
Prof Kate Storey (University of Dundee)
Dr Abigail Tucker (King's College London)   more details 

The Inaugural Anatomical Society New Fellow of the Year Award - Published 11 December 2012
The Society is inviting nominations for election as Fellows of the Anatomical Society on a rolling basis.  In 2012/2013, the Anatomical Society will present a New Fellow of the Year Award to the Fellow of the Anatomical Society who has demonstrated the most significant accomplishments relative to their career stage.  The award will be presented at the Society’s Winter Meeting in 2013. The New Fellow of the Year 2013 will be selected from those elected to Fellowship during the academic year 2012-13. More details and the proposal form can be downloaded from here

Eduction Toolkit - Published 5 December 2012
The Education Toolkit articles provided by Dr. Ian Stewart (University of Aberdeen)
which have been highlighted in recent issues of Anastomosis are now available for members (so you need to login in see the pages) on the AS website - more information here 

Ballot for Councillors: deadline 5pm 11th December 2012 - Published 19 November 2012
Invitation to all Members of the Anatomical Society to participate in the BALLOT for Councillors beginning a three year term on 18th December, 2012. PLEASE LOGIN to see further information here

Abstract Deadline - Published 7 November 2012
The abstract deadline for the Winter meeting at the Royal Veterinary College London is fast approaching. Please submit your abstracts by 18th November. Remember that there is a Young Investigator prize available for the best Oral Communication by someone less than 1 year Post Doctoral (message from the Meetings Officer Dr Simon Parson) 

Best Image Prize Deadline 31st October 2012 - Published 18 October 2012
The deadline to submit entries to the Anatomical Society Best Image Prize Competition is 31st October 2012. Details and instructions to submit images here

Deaths of two Honorary Members - Published 19 June 2012
The Society is sad to report the deaths of two of its Honorary Members: Sir Andrew Huxley and Professor Phillip Tobias

Fellowship of the Anatomical Society - Published 28 May 2012
The Society is inviting nominations for election as Fellows of the Anatomical Society.
The fellowship represents public recognition of achievement in research, education
and service in the anatomical sciences, is open to full members of the Society
(minimum of 7 years in good standing) and confers use of the designation 'FAS'. The first deadline for submission is Thursday 21st June 2012. More details and the proposal form can be downloaded from here but you must be logged in as a member to see this page

Best Image Prize Deadline 31st May - Published 29 May 2012
The deadline to submit entries to the Anatomical Society Best Image Prize Competition is 31st May. Details and instructions to submit images here

Best Image Prize Award for 2011 - Published 7 January 2012
  There were joint winners of the latest Best Image Prize Award. Dr. Jon Colinson for his image (left) "E16.5 paw muscles" and Mr. Daniel Tams for his image (right) "Neurosphere". More details and larger images here.  
 

Donated to Science - Published 5 December 2011
On 14th December at 21.00 the documentary "Donated to Science" is going to be broadcast on BBC4. This documentary follows several people who donate their bodies to the Otago Medical School for dissection and the students who work on them. When it was shown in New Zealand it changed the way people see anatomy teaching and body bequests. A link to a clip of the film is provided here but you may need to download additional software to view it. 

Barclay-Smith Travelling Awards - Published 29 September 2011
Congratulations to Helen Meadows and to Seaneen Tennent on being awarded Barclay-Smith Travelling Grants. The awards will go to support their attendance and participation at the Winter meeting of the Society in Cardiff from 19-21 December 2011. 

Anatomical Society Research Studentships - Published 29 June 2011
Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors for Research Studentships to commence in October 2012. These Studentships provide basic maintenance and fees for postgraduate students working towards the award of a higher degree in the anatomical and related sciences, including anatomical education research, within British or Irish universities. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 October 2011. Further information and application form here

Research funding opportunities - Published 3 June 2011
The Royal Society is offering a number of funding opportunities for researchers in the life and physical sciences (excluding clinical medicine). There is a current call for research grants for "seed corn" funding for new projects initiated by research scientists at an early stage of their career (within the first 5 years) with the aim of increasing the availability of specialised equipment, consumable materials and services: deadline is 7 June 2011 (more details here). The deadline for the international exchanges scheme for UK scientists who wish to undertake a collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel is 30 June 2011 (more details here). 

Editors-in-Chief for the Journal of Anatomy - Published 12 April 2011
The Anatomical Society is seeking to appoint up to 4 Editors-in-Chief for its prestigious publication the Journal of Anatomy. The Editors-in-Chief will be appointed for 5 years in the first instance. The appointments carry academic honoraria. The closing date for applications is 16th May 2011. More information here 

New Anatomical Society Studentships - Published 29 March 2011
Details of the projects for which recent Anatomical Society Studentships were awarded are now published here. These studentships are due to commence 1st October 2011. 

The Inaugural Anatomical Society New Fellow of the Year Award - Published 27 March 2013
The Society is inviting nominations for election as Fellows of the Anatomical Society on a rolling basis.  In 2012/2013, the Anatomical Society will present a New Fellow of the Year Award to the Fellow of the Anatomical Society who has demonstrated the most significant accomplishments relative to their career stage.  The award will be presented at the Society’s Winter Meeting in 2013.The New Fellow of the Year 2013 will be selected from those elected to Fellowship during the academic year 2012-13. More details including the proposal form are available here. 

Ms. Fuchs wins Young Investigator Award - Published 6 February 2013
Congratulations to Ms Jennifer Fuchs of King's College London, winner of the Anatomical Society Young Investigator Oral Presentation Prize presented at the Winter meeting of the Society in December 2012 for her paper 'Causes of Otitis Media in a New Mouse Model'. Along with the award worth 200 pounds, Ms. Fuchs received an Award Certificate from Society President Professor Ceri Davies. 

Royal Society grant deadlines - Published 2 January 2013
Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (closes 9 January 2013)
For scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without
teaching and administrative duties for a period of up to one year. Link
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (closes 10 January 2013)
For excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career
who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as
parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Link
Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award (closes 6 February 2013)
For scientists who want to develop a collaborative research project between the UK and research institutions in either Ghana or Tanzania.Link
Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative (closes 4 April 2013)
For scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between
sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK. Link 

Society's Outreach Material featured in SEB Newsletter - Published 7 November 2012
The Society of Biology monthly Education E-newsletter - BioEd: November 2012 (for Teachers and Technicians in 5 -19 education) features the Anatomical Society in "Spotlight Member Organisation" for the outreach material available here on our website. 

Previous AS Medal winner now wins Nobel Prize - Published 18 October 2012
Professor Sir John Gurdon was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, jointly with Shinya Yamanaka, for his work showing that specialised cells were not irreversibly committed to their fate (more information).The importance of Professor Sir John Gurdon's work was recognised by the Anatomical Society when he was awarded the Anatomical Society Medal (now the Anatomical Society Prize) in 2007. 

Anatomical Society Research Studentship 2013 - Published 27 July 2012
Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors for Research Studentships to commence in October 2013. The scope of projects to which these studentships can be applied include laboratory-based and educational research projects. The closing date for applications is Friday 7 September 2012. For further information and application form: www.anatsoc.org.uk/awards/grantsandprizes 

Royal Society Funding Opportunities - Published 8 June 2012
Research Grants for early career stage scientists - deadline 12 June 2012- more info
Research Professorships to allow focus on research - deadline 26 June 2012 - more info
Wolffson Research Merit Awards - deadline 10th July 2012 - more info
Brian Mercer Feasability Awards - for commercialising a project - more info
International Exchanges - for overseas collaboration - deadline 12th June 2012 - more info
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Research in Anatomy: Cardiff and Edinburgh - Published 15 May 2012
Associated with 2 Nobel laureates, 3 Royal Society Fellows, and 4 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, research at Cardiff School of Biosciences defines its contribution to the advancement of medicine and dentistry. Along with excellent ratings for teaching, the school is home to the anatomical sciences at Cardiff. You can read more about the exciting teaching and research at Cardiff here

With a one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history and tradition for teaching and conducting research in the anatomical sciences, Edinburgh's Old Medical School and School of Biomedical Sciences exemplify the strong links between old and new medicine. From Lister's antisepsis to stem cells and motor neuron disease, anatomy at Edinburgh offers a fascinating showcase for research and teaching. Read the full story here 

Award of Anatomical Society Studentships - Published 11 January 2012
The Anatomical Society is delighted to announce the award of four new research studentships. Awards to Prof John Aplin (university of Manchester), Dr Gavin Clowry (University of Newcastle), Prof Tom Gillingwater (University of Edinburgh) and Prof Andrew Pitsillides (Royal Veterinary College London) will fund graduate studentships beginning October 2012. These awards are the outcome of the Society’s annual studentship competition open to its members More information here.
 

XXII International Symposium on Morphological Sciences, Brazil - Published 30 September 2011
Deadline for abstracts extended to 31st October. More information  

Human bodies: donation for medicine and research - Nuffield Report - Published 29 September 2011
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics will publish a report on the ethical issues related to body donations on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 14:00-17:00 (lunch from 13:00) at the Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX. Admission is free but must be booked in advance. Click here for details. 

Young Generation European Veterinary Congress - Published 26 August 2011
Society member Caitin Rutland has just reported back from the 6th Young Generation European Veterinary Congress held in July 2011 in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. Supported by a Symington grant from the Society, Dr Rutland along with 45 participants from 15 countries presented and shared experiences and ideas in anatomical education and veterinary anatomy teaching. The meeting was also supported by a 2010 Society Departmental Seminar Award. You will be able to read Dr Rutland's report here 

Exhibitions of Leonardo drawings in 2012 - Published 8 July 2011
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
4 May – 7 October 2012 more information

Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
A Royal Collection touring exhibition to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dundee and Hull during 2012 more information 

The Anatomical Society goes to Bursa - Published 3 June 2011
The Anatomical Society was recently involved in the Joint Meeting of the Anatomical Societies. Held on the 19-22nd May in Bursa, Turkey. With seven other societies involved it was a great meeting of minds. The society was well represented with individuals presenting research, including PhD students. Further details of the conference including abstracts and photos can be found here. The meeting even made the Turkish national press! Click here 

Medical Students debated in UK Parliament - Published 13 May 2011
An important and interesting debate on funding for medical students, bursary support, admissions versus socioeconomic class, provisions for clinical placements and the impact of graduate-entry medical students is outlined here

Ethical dilemmas in scientific research - Published 7 April 2011
"All research, however good its intentions, necessarily involves risks," Oxford University neuroscience professor Colin Blakemore explained at a workshop on "ethical dilemmas in brain research" held by Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) team. However as all speakers noted, that doesn’t make the choices researchers face any easier. More information here

National Science and Engineering Week - Published 22 February 2011
The 11th -20th March 2011 is National Science and Engineering week. Many events around the country are being held to highlight how science is related to everyday life. Of course, many events include the anatomical sciences, to find events in your area or to register an event follow this link.
 

Professor on Radio 2 show - Published 16 February 2011
Professor Darrell Evans of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School talked briefly with Simon Mayo on his early evening Radio 2 show on 15th February, discussing cartilage and whether or not ears grow as we get older.
 

Barclay-Smith Travelling Fund Applications - Published 20 March 2013
The next deadline for submission of applications to the Barclay-Smith Travelling Fund is Thursday 25th April, 2013. The fund is designed to assist Members who are studying for a higher degree (or are in the early years of their career) to attend meetings of the Society. Click here for more information. 

American Association of Anatomists Meeting in Boston - Published 20 March 2013
The annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists will be held in Boston, USA from April 20th-24th, 2013. The meeting will also mark and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the association. The theme of the meeting is “many faces of anatomy”. 

Looking to the future of Anatomy - Published 6 February 2013
Anatomy as a foundational medical science, as well as a set of operational skills continues to create interest in young medical students, trainees and society members. For Rafail Kotronias, a third year student at Keele University Medical School, this interest is more than just a part of his training because he chairs the Keele Anatomy Society (KAS), and has joined the Anatomical Society. You can read more in the January issue of Anastomosis, the society newsletter. 

Registration now open for Winter Meeting at RVC - Published 9 October 2012
The Anatomical Society Winter Meeting is at the Royal Veterinary College London. Registration is now open and further details can be obtained at: www.anatsocmeeting.co.uk  

Death of Honorary Fellow - Published 16 August 2012
The Society is sad to report the death of one of its Honorary Fellows, Professor Sir Gabriel Horn. more info 

Anatomy Training Programme 2012 - Published 15 May 2012
Applications are now being accepted for admission into the Anatomy Training Program starting September 2012. The deadline for submission of applications is August 1, 2012 and forms can be downloaded from the Society webpages at http://www.anatsoc.org.uk/Education/AnatomyTrainingProgramme/. To discuss academic content of the programme, please email Dr David Heylings or Prof John Morris. For administrative matters and return of completed application forms please contact Ms Mary-Anne Piggott

Anatomical Society Departmental Seminar - Published 21 March 2012
As part of the Society’s departmental seminar awards series, Dr Jenny Skidmore will be hosting an Anatomical Society seminar and symposium in the University of Southampton on Wednesday 9 May 2012. Keynote speaker Professor Darrell Evans will be presenting a talk entitled “anatomy learning journey”. For more information about the seminar, click here

Journal Editor says farewell - Published 27 January 2012
Professor Gillian Morris-Kay edits her final issue of the Journal of Anatomy as Editor-in-Chief this month. The Society and Anastomosis are enormously grateful to Professor Morris-Kay for the long and wonderful service to the journal and wish her well in future endeavours. You can read Professor Morris-Kay’s valedictory editorial in the January issue of the journal at: Wiley Online 

New guidance for making and using clinical healthcare recordings for learning and teaching - Published 14 December 2011
New advice and guidance on making and using clinical healthcare recordings funded by the Strategic Content Alliance for learning and teaching has been launched. Clinical images, videos and other recordings are vital to good teaching and learning within the health care professions but increasingly these are originated outside the institution that wishes to use them which raises a number of legal, ethical and other issues relating to their re-use. Read advice and guidance here  

Funeral expenses for body donations - Published 20 October 2011
Nuffield Council on Bioethics have published a report entitled "Human bodies: donation for medicine and research" which considers how far society should go towards encouraging body and organ donations. The report floats the idea that funeral expenses for donors should be paid - as a "form of recognition from society". You can read more here 

Few biomedical scientists on REF subpanel - Published 29 September 2011
The Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science have warned that a lack of biomedical scientists on one of the subpanels for the research excellence framework has caused "grave concerns" over the credibility of the exercise. You can read more about this in Sarah Cunnane's report published in Times Higher Education here 

IFAA Presidential Address - Published 10 August 2011
Professor Bernard Moxham, our Education Officer, as President of the International Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), has published a "2011 Message to Anatomists and Associations of Anatomists" which can be found in the latest July 2011 IFAA newsletter.  

RSE launches new Young Academy - Published 3 June 2011
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has launched a call for applications to a new Young Academy of Scotland. The RSE, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters, with a history dating back to 1783, is seeking to encourage the current generation of young academics and professionals to contribute to solving the challenges of the current age. Read more about this at here

A "how-to" for peer review - Published 13 May 2011
Your cross-disciplinary grant application has been rejected. Do you wonder if specialist reviewers really grasped its scope? Would you feel more, or less, confident in the process if reviewers were paid? A guide ‘The European Peer Review Guide’ released last week surveys the range of practices in Europe — and offers suggestions for improvement. Read more about this in Nature 473, 17 (2011) or here

EU Clinical Trials Register goes live - Published 7 April 2011
The EU Clinical Trials Register (more information here) was launched by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The online register gives for the first time public access to information on interventional clinical trials for medicines authorised in the 27 EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The database also allows the public to search for information on clinical trials authorised to be carried out outside the EU if these trials are part of a paediatric investigation plan (more information here). 

Bursa abstracts submission deadline extended to 28th February - Published 9 February 2011
The deadline for abstracts submission for the Joint Anatomical Societies meeting in Bursa, Turkey 19-22nd May, 2010 has been extended until 28th February.
Full details available here

Applications for Symington bequests for travel to Bursa encouraged.
Further information here
 

New Health Research Agency advocated - Published 15 February 2011
The Academy of Medical Sciences has advocated the establishment of a new Health Research Agency to regulate all health research in the UK. In a report entitled ‘A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research’, the Academy describes the current system as "a disaster stifling medical advances", attributing the blame for the decline in research to beaurocratic processes. You can read their report here.
 

Royal Society Funding Opportunities - Published 20 March 2013
International Exchanges Scheme (closes 26 June 2013)
This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to undertake a collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. Link 

Royal Society Grants - Published 16 August 2012
University Research Fellowship (closes 13 Sept 2012) - For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their research career who have the potential to become leaders in their field. more info
International Exchanges (closes 18 Oct 2012) - For scientists in the UK who want to undertake a collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. more info
Industry Fellowship (closes 5 Oct 2012) - For academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation. more info 

Widening Participation-"RVC late" - Published 4 October 2012
Members of the public are invited to an open evening at the Royal Veterinary College on 18th October. Places are free by must be pre-booked and the event is only open to persons of 18 years old or over. Further details here

Edinburgh 2012 - Published 27 July 2012


Professor Gillian Morriss-Kay being presented with a gift by Society President Professor Ceri Davies following Professor Morriss-Kay's talk on the history of the Journal of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. The session was heralded by a Scottish piper in full regalia, and at the conference dinner 48 hours later, attendees were given full encouragement by the Scottish hosts to try a bit of traditional Scottish dancing (ceilidh). 

Research in anatomy at Swansea - Published 21 March 2012
A ‘spiral’ curriculum characterizes the graduate entry medicine programme at Swansea University College of Medicine. Along with a strong offering of graduate programmes in biochemistry, genetics and trauma surgery in the medical school, anatomy in Swansea is host to researchers and clinician educators whose interests include cartilage cell biology, podcast development, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You can read more at www.anatsoc.org.uk/research.aspx 

Performing Medicine - Published 8 November 2011
Performing Medicine provides training to medical students and healthcare practitioners using the performing and visual arts. It consists a series of conversations, performances and workshops inspired by the theme of anatomy featuring brilliant artists, anatomists, medics and thinkers. The President of the Anatomical Society, Prof. Ceri Davies and the previous President, Prof. Susan Standring are contributors. More Information
 

Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award - Published 22 September 2011
The Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award seeks to identify the UK’s leading bioscience university teachers recognising the invaluable role played by Teachers in Higher Education. The award will be managed by the Society of Biology and the deadline for applications is 2/12/11. Further Details 

Appointments to UK Research Councils 2012 - Published 20 October 2011
Research Councils UK is currently inviting applications to fill a number of vacancies on the governing councils of five of the research councils in 2012. The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 November 2011. Click here for further details. 

Tripartite Meeting of Anatomical Societies, Edinburgh 2012 - Published 9 March 2011
Planning for this exciting joint meeting of UK, USA and Spanish Anatomical Societies is well underway. We are pleased to announce a list of confirmed speakers for the Symposium on Motor Neurones and Motor Neurone Diseases, which will be the major component of the meeting. Please see here for further details. 

UK National Curriculum Review - Published 15 February 2011
The UK Department for Education has launched a call for evidence for the National Curriculum Review. All interested parties are being invited to contribute to the review which will lead to the development of the new National Curriculum. A further call for evidence will be issued in early 2012 for phase 2 of the review. You can read more about this here.
 

Life Sciences Careers Conferences 2012-13 - Published 4 October 2012
The Society of Biology organises the Life Sciences Careers Conference in association with an organising committee of other biological Learned Societies. At University of Birmingham  (14 November 2012), Queen's University Belfast (28 November 2012) & University of Leeds  (5 December 2012). More details 

Between: Embodiment in Science Teaching - Published 4 May 2012
Workshop and Discussion June 20th at Inigo Rooms, East Wing Somerset House, KCL, Strand Campus. The workshop will explore the definitions and role of embodiment in science
teaching and science practice. It complements the exhibition “Between” at the Inigo
rooms, King’s College London, which features works by artists Susan Aldworth, Karen
Ingham and Andrew Carnie. The discipline focus will be anatomy, the brain and biomedical reflecting the themes of the Between exhibition, which will be open during the workshop. Numbers at this workshop will be limited to 30. more information 

Archiving the past - Published 27 January 2012
Society archivist Professor Laurence Garey has written a fascinating historical treatise on the brain, the soul and the mind (Bumps or holes: the seat of the soul). Take for example Descartes description of the pain reflex: "Put your foot in a fire: the flame burns the skin, which pulls a string, which opens a pore in a ventricle letting 'animal spirit' flow through a hollow tube to a leg muscle, and the foot withdraws". You can read the full text of his illustrated exploration of history through Plato, Democritus, Edwin Smith, al Razi, and Broca at Society newsletter 

The simplicity of stem cells - Published 20 October 2011
The NewScientist has published an article that explores the simplicity of stem cells as a means of avoiding the genetic "trickery" favored by current approaches. You can read more here 

Science and Technology Facilities Council Studentships - Published 13 May 2011
The STFC’s Education, Training and Careers Committee have made recommendations on the allocations of forthcoming PhD studentships in light of the comprehensive spending review; favouring university departments which have a proven record of completion within 4 years. Allocations will drop by 10% for departments with 50-69% completion, and will be reduced by 20% for departments with less than 50% completion. Read more here
 

Royal Society Grants Reminder - Published 7 February 2011

The Royal Society have released an update on their funding opportunities, which include Early and Senior Career Fellowships, and Innovation awards. For full details and links

 

Cave Young Investigator Award - Published 1 October 2012
The Society has awarded the prize for the best poster at the summer meeting in Edinburgh in July 2013 to Ms. Sarah Roche for her work on glial neurofascin 155 in developmental synapse elimination. Ms. Roche’s work towards a PhD at Edinburgh University is supervised by Professor. Tom Gillingwater. 

Society member wins double Endocrine Prize - Published 27 July 2012
Congratulations to society member Waheed Mahmood who has won the Outstanding Abstract Award and the Presidential Poster Prize Award at the Endocrine Society meeting in Houston, Texas in June 2012. Waheed, whose attendance at the meeting was supported by Symington Bequest funding, received both awards for his work on follistatin-like (FSTL3) knock out mice. 

The Higher Education Academy’s First Annual Health Sciences Conference - Published 30 April 2012
Innovation, Simulation and the Evolution of Technology-Enhanced Learning is the HEA’s first annual conference dedicated solely to enhancing learning and teaching in the Health Sciences. Over 40 parallel sessions the conference will present the very latest developments and applications of technology and innovations in practice aimed at strengthening the experience and outcomes for students and service users. more details 

Sixty Research Bursaries for Biology Undergraduates and Postdoctoral Researchers - Published 8 February 2012
The Society of Biology is running a program of research bursaries for biology undergraduates to allow them gain experience in research and encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. The program, which is also open to postdoctoral researchers and new lecturers still in the early stages of their careers, is run in conjunction with a number of research societies and the Nuffield Foundation. 60 awards are available and more details can be found at the Society of Biology webpage. Closing date for application is 5pm Friday 30th March 2012. 

Research in Anatomy: Cork - Published 27 July 2012
Within the new Western Gateway building beats the heart of research in anatomy and neuroscience in University College Cork, Ireland. Powered by a well-funded research program in neural development, degeneration and regeneration to complement teaching in anatomy, and the expertise to match, you can read the full story about anatomy teaching and research at Cork at www.anatsoc.org.uk/research.aspx 

Society for Experimental Biology Education Symposium 2012 - Published 8 February 2012
There will be an education symposium at Charles Darwin House in London from March 27-29, 2012 organized by the Society for Experimental Biology in association with the HE Academy. The meeting is open to teachers and researchers and all attendees will be eligible to apply for HEA grants to cover the full cost of their travel (see http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund for more details). To register for the meeting, visit the Society for Experimental Biology registration webpage.