Author: Department of Medicine Communications

Listen: Professor Wendy Barclay and the flu virus

In the midst of one of the worst flu seasons for several years, Wendy Barclay, Professor of Virology and Action Medical Research Chair in Virology, speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Jim al-Khalili about about how she uses genetics to understand how flu viruses mutate.

Listen now via BBC iPlayer Radio:

Watch: Professors Steve Gentleman and David Nutt feature in new BBC documentary

Last week, Professors Steve Gentleman and David Nutt shared insights into their research as part of a new BBC documentary: ‘Charlotte Church: Inside My Brain’. The programme explores the relationship between our brains and our mental health, and is available to watch via BBC iPlayer:


Researchfish returns open 5 February 2018

The Researchfish window for the Research Councils, NC3Rs, NIHR, BHF and CRUK will be opening on the Monday 5 February, with a deadline for submission of the Thursday 15 March. Researchfish is an external system through which PIs are asked to report annually on the outputs of their research. Failure to complete a return could result in sanctions.

If you are assisting in completing Researchfish returns, resources aimed to help with the Researchfish system can be found in this document.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Department’s Research Support Officer, Jaxom Champion (

Innovation Surgeries: weekly drop-in sessions

From Monday 29 January, the Imperial Innovations team will be holding regular drop-in sessions at the Hammersmith and South Kensington Campuses:

  • Hammersmith: every Thursday at 12:00 – 14:00, Wolfson Education Centre Café
  • South Kensington: every Wednesday at 11:30 – 13:30, SAF Café

Innovation surgeries are informal drop-in sessions with members of Imperial Innovations’ technology transfer team. You can use them to discuss ideas, find out information about the support on offer, or get answers to specific questions related to translational funding or intellectual property protection. They can be a good way to make first contact if you have an invention you wish to discuss, or simply a way to set up a more formal discussion in future.

Find out more on the Imperial Innovations website.