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Surgery and Interventional Science


Textbook of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now available

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We are excited to announce the new book 'Textbook in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery' is now available online. You can download your own free copy or you can purchase a copy in hardback, paperback or e-book. A free Android or iOS app will also be available for you to download. Visit the webpage to get your copy now:  
The book has been published by UCL Press and is the first OPENACESS book in surgery.
Congratulations to Deepak M. Kalaskar, Peter Butler & Shadi Ghali on having your book published!

Lab Olympics

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The Whitaker lab at UCL will be staging a 'Lab Olympics' event to coincide with the 2016 Olympic games.

Cancer researchers, health care workers, students and fundraisers alike are invited to join  them to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. This is a great opportunity to test your laboratory skills - strength, speed, accuracy and determination will all be put to the test in a formidable battle of pipette-shooting, gelgripping, weight guesstimation and even a race to dress up in our super fashionable PPE!

“A Brighter Future for Oesophageal Cancer”

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Laurence Lovat, Professor of Gastroenterology & Biophotonics

StARs Annual Reception 2016

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On Monday 6 June 2016, StARs (Student Academic Representatives) from across the university attended the StARs Annual Reception; an opportunity to celebrate and thank this year’s StARs for their hard work and indulge in a well-deserved drinks reception and lunch, provided by UCLU.

2015-16 RNOH Academic Leadership Award

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Congratulations to George Lodge who has been awarded the 2015-16 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Academic Leadership Award. 

Dr Rifat Hamoudi awarded funding from the St Peters Trust/Royal Free Charity grant to investigate post-therapeutic immune response in Prostate Cancer

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There are several new approaches to minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer involving the local application of energy such as light or ultrasound but relatively little is known about whether the treatment can stimulate an immune response which could reduce the chance of metastatic spread and improve patient survival.

My Work Experience Week – Rachel Jimminson

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From the 20th to the 24th of June, I was given the opportunity to complete work experience at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, in the Centre for Tissue and Cell Research. I was supervised by PhD student Wollis Vas, and throughout the week I was able to observe many different student’s research projects. To start the week, I was shown how to use a DSC machine, in order to determine the denaturation temperature of collagen. I was also shown the process of preparing the samples, and allowing to stand with the enzyme solution on a Shaker.

Divisional Director appointed

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Vivek Mudera has been appointed as Director in the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science.

Congratulations to Daniyal Jafree

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This month Divisional iBSC student (Surgical Sciences), Daniyal Jafree was awarded the Gurdon, The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship, by the British Society of Developmental Biology, with a value of £1,440, to undertake a summer project in developmental biology (for more information, please visit Daniyal will be working in the Developmental Biology of Birth Defects section at UCL Institute of Child Health, examining molecular mechanisms of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22qDS). Specifically, he will be screening for characterising craniofacial dysmorphogenesis in mouse embryos, expanding on the work of his host laboratory to elucidate a potential role of the CXCR4-CXCL12 pathway in mouse models of 22qDS.

Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions 2015-16

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Congratulations to the successful Division of Surgery & Interventional Science staff who have been promoted in the 2015/16 Senior Promotions round:

Research study participants needed

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Are you female and regularly exercise? Divisional Graduate Research Student, Georgie Bruinvels, is currently recruiting exercising females to participate in a study as part of her PhD.

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Professor Irving Taylor titled “Maintaining Surgical Professionalism or gritting the slippery slope; a personal reflection” 

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Monday 18 July 2016, 5pmVenue: Wilkins Haldane Room, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT (Map)Please RSVP to Shila Govind -
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the North Cloisters.

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc/PG Diploma & Performing Arts Medicine MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate

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Both the Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health & Performing Arts Medicine programmes at UCL (in collaboration with the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) will be holding a joint Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 16:00-18:00. This will be held at our teaching facilities at the ISEH, 170 Tottenham Court Road, WIT 7HA, in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2.

Division students explore applications of 3D printing in surgery

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UCL intercalated surgical sciences students are one of the UK’s first undergraduate medical students (to our knowledge) to be formally trained to explore applications of 3D printing in surgery.

Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine MSc Open Day

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Friday 6th May: 14:00 - 16:00
9th Floor, Royal Free Hospital

Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc Open Day

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Friday 13th May: 14:00 - 16:00
9th Floor, Royal Free Hospital

Online Open Day 2016 - 21 April 2016

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12:30 – 2:30pm GMT (UK time)

Learn more about our research-led and student-centred taught programmes at our

Online Open Day 2016 - 5 May 2016

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12:30 – 2:30pm GMT (UK time)

Learn more about our research-led and student-centred taught programmes at our upcoming Virtual Open Day.

Dean's Research Prize

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The Faculty of Medical Sciences held its fourth annual Dean’s Research Prize Event on Thursday 11th February to celebrate students’ success in research. The Faculty has over 3000 students including 900 Masters and 450 Research students and a flavour of their research achievements was highlighted at the event in the form of research talks and posters.

New PGCert for Performing Arts Medicine

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The Department of Performing Arts Medicine have added a Postgraduate Certificate to the MSc and Diploma programme. The PGCert will include four modules on Touring and Travel of the Performer, Performance Psychology, Assessment of the Professional Voice and Science of Music and Dance.

Volunteers needed

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Model for our MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health OSCE Examinations

We are looking for volunteers to model for our MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health OSCE Examinations on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May.  

Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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The Division is pleased to announce that we will soon be publishing a new book - Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The book has had valued contributions from previous students and consultant Plastic surgeons.

The National Undergraduate & Foundation Surgery Conference 2016

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The National Undergraduate & Foundation Surgery Conference (NUGSC) 2016 will be held this year on 19th March 2016. Held in the heart of London, NUGSC is the most prominent undergraduate surgical conference in the country.

Orthopaedic Research Society - top study in the 'Hip' category

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Dr Melanie Coathup, Professor Gordon Blunn and co-authors Dr Jay Meswania and Dr Roberta Ferro de Godoy whose study ‘A Novel Ceramic Coating for Reduced Metal Ion Release in Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Surgery’ has been selected as the top scored study in the ‘Hip' category at the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando, USA, 2016.

UCLH Celebrating Excellence Award winners

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Congratulations to Hash Ahmed and the Prostate Cancer Team for winning the UCLH

Celebrating Excellence Award in the category of ‘Contribution to World-Class Research’. This is an excellent achievement, hundreds of nominations were received and the finalists were shortlisted from a joint panel made up of patient governors, non-executive and executive directors.

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