Category: Research

In profile: Dr Richard Kelwick, Research Associate

Dr Richard Kelwick is a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology. Having recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship, we asked him about his experiences so far of translating his research into the commercial world.


Department of Medicine Postdoctoral Travel Awards | Deadline 1 Aug 2018


Applications are now open for the Department of Medicine Travel Awards. These awards are aimed at postdoctoral staff who do not have funding to attend conferences to travel and present their work. The Department has disbursed over £20,000 through the scheme, and this time it could be you! (more…)

DoM Travel Award winners share their experiences

DoM Travel Award winners
(L-R) PhD students Amandip Bisel and Anjali Amin

The Department of Medicine sponsors three rounds of travel awards every year for PhD students, allowing them to attend conferences to travel and present their work.

We heard from two recent winners, Anjali Amin and Amandip Bisel, about their experiences attending international conferences with the help of DoM Travel Awards funding.


Gallery: Rising Scientist Day 2018

The Department hosted its annual celebration of PhD research on 5 February 2018. Rising Scientist Day gave students the opportunity to showcase their work in the form of poster presentations and talks.

The day also featured insights from early career researchers, who discussed their transition from PhD to postdoc. Find out what they had to say on the Imperial Medicine Blog.

Browse photos from the day below


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 (