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Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer made at University of Warwick

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) – which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research – can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant, discovered by researchers at WMS and the Department of Chemistry.

Mon 05 Aug 2019, 11:25 | Tags: news BMS

WMS Research Fellow awarded Faculty Thesis Prize for cancer research

Research Fellow Gabrielle Larocque has been awarded the WMS Thesis Prize by the University of Warwick’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine in recognition of her cancer research.

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 08:30 | Tags: news BMS

Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with ‘hidden’ pain disorder

WMS researchers have discovered how cells in our immune system play a role in stimulating the growth and activity of nerve cells in the condition, leading to increased sensitivity to pain in the pelvic region.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 11:38 | Tags: news BMS

Molecular ‘clutch’ puts infection-fighting cells into gear

Two proteins that act as a ‘clutch’ in cells to put them in gear and drive our immune response have been identified for the first time by a team including researchers from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 09:46 | Tags: news BMS

Prof Siobhan Quenby helps couple to have baby after 13 miscarriages

A woman from Kenilworth who suffered 13 miscarriages gave birth to a girl after pioneering work by Warwick Medical School's Professor Siobhan Quenby.

Wed 19 Jun 2019, 09:07 | Tags: news BMS

WMS pregnancy researchers named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Professor Siobhan Quenby and Professor Jan Brosens from WMS have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Wed 22 May 2019, 08:06 | Tags: news BMS

Zehra Irshad


Congratulations to Dr Zehra Irshad, who has been awarded the inaugural Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize for her work on ‘Hepatic VLDL secretion: DGAT1 determines particle size but not particle number, which can be supported entirely by DGAT2'.

Wed 15 May 2019, 14:54 | Tags: BMS

Professor Matthew Gibson awarded Royal Society Industrial Fellowship

Matthew GibsonProfessor Matthew Gibson (Joint appointee between Warwick Medical School and Chemistry Department) has been awarded a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship to work with his industrial Partners, GE Healthcare. These prestigious fellowships give academics the time to work with an industrial partner to transfer knowledge and technologies. In particular, this Fellowship will enable Professor Gibson to move his research into biomaterials to help cryopreserve (freeze) donor cells and tissue, from the lab to real world applications.

Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10:38 | Tags: BMS

Master's by Research (Medical Sciences): Projects available in cell and developmental biology

Warwick Medical School’s MSc by Research (Medical Sciences) degree gives you the opportunity to address significant and exciting questions within the field of cell and developmental biology. This is a one-year full time research degree during which you will be able to undertake a project which matches your research interests and career objectives. This program will act as a stepping stone to a career in research in academia or industry.
Find out more here
Deadline for applications: Monday 20 May 2019

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 08:54 | Tags: BMS

MSci Integrated Science

We're excited to have launched a new undergraduate course for 2020 entry, MSci Integrated Science, incorporating principles from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Find out more about it.

Tue 11 Dec 2018, 09:14 | Tags: BMS

Warwick Medical School professor secures prestigious prize

Congratulations to Professor Mark Achtman, who has been announced as the winner of the highly-esteemed Pettenkofer Prize 2018 for his lifetime work on evolution of bacterial pathogens and their association with humans.

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 09:45 | Tags: news BMS

New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.

Wed 04 Jul 2018, 12:13 | Tags: news BMS

Engagement evening invites public to learn 'how to build a human'

Around 50 members of the public joined staff and students from our Division of Biomedical Sciences on 1 May to learn ‘how to build a human’.

Wed 02 May 2018, 10:39 | Tags: news BMS

Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

Researchers at Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that natural killer cells play in preparing the womb for pregnancy.

Mon 18 Dec 2017, 09:03 | Tags: news BMS