August 2023

My Lab: Specialist Clinical Biochemistry

Associate Practitioner Edna Rodrigues gives a guided tour of her laboratory at North West London Pathology.

Here to help: Professional registration

IBMS Professional Support Services Manager Christian Burt explains the benefits of professional registration and how to apply.

Breastfeeding at work

To mark World Breastfeeding Week (1–7 Aug), Simone Girdham, Biomedical Scientist and member of the IBMS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Group, looks at the issues.

ChatGPT: Implications for training

Dr Jim Taylor, IBMS Head of Digital Education, looks at the latest developments and whether we should embrace ChatGPT.

The future is green

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Lab Sustainability Champion Sheri Scott with the latest on clinical laboratories and sustainability.

Highlighting the IBMS routes to registration

Introducing a new IBMS campaign, which includes videos, flyers, leaflets, posters, web pages and social media posts.

Lessons learned from the pandemic

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells was NHS England’s Head of Pathology when COVID struck. He explains what lessons he learned and how they can help the profession. We then hear from a range of IBMS members and scientists on their biggest lessons and takeaways from the pandemic.

Should we be worried about the global spread of malaria?

This month we ask

Earlier this year, five people caught malaria in the US for the first time since 2003 – should we be worried about a global spread of the disease?

The immune system and psychosis

Katharina Schmack, who has been awarded over £5m from Wellcome to study the effects of antipsychotic drugs on the immune system, discusses her research.

Tech news: August 2023

This month's top tech news stories

Novel device for diagnosing tuberculosis

In a new paper, scientists have described a prototype microfluidic lab-on-a-chip system called CAPTURE-XT that can process solubilised sputum from suspected TB patients, capture Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacilli for visual analysis (as a substitute for smear microscopy).