EASTBIO third-year student Christopher Johnston, based at the University of Aberdeen, wrote a report for the Scottish Government during his PIPS internship which got published and hit the national news.
One of the first studies to use the full data set of survey results between 1990 and 2013, shows lowest levels of smoking amongst 13 and 15-year old pupils in Scotland.
We are currently revising our Training Programme and wish to draw the attention of our students and supervisors - existing and new ones - to the changes in requirements and timelines for each of the four EASTBIO student cohorts.
Please go to our Programme page to see a variety of guides for students and supervisors or click on the child pages to see year-by-year views of our Training.
The EASTBIO website is currently being moved to a different server. As a result, remote access to it for registered users (EASTBIO students and supervisors) may be blocked. Students and supervisors not based at the University of Edinburgh may not be able to access some of its pages during this week.
We hope that the reconfiguration will be complete by the end of this week (21-28 September). Apologies for the inconvenience.
For any query, please email EASTBIO.
Our Induction Day for students who start their PhD in 2015 and hosted by the University of Dundee (28 September 2015) will be followed this year by a Foundation Masterclass on Statistics and Experimental Design (29 September), delivered by Dr Margo Chase-Topping (Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh).
Find more details here.
We will be welcoming our new students and supervisors at our Induction Day 2015 which will be hosted by the University of Dundee on Monday the 28th of September 2015 at the West Park Conference Centre.
The Induction Day will be followed by an EASTBIO masterclass on "Statistics and Experimental Design" course on Tuesday the 29th September 2015.
Places are still available for SysMIC, an online course in systems biology.
The course provides introductory and advanced training in maths and computing, based around biological examples. Participants will gain an understanding of programming MATLAB to model and simulate biological systems and the R package to run statistical analysis of results.
Every topic includes code examples, exercises and quizzes, with hands-on support provided by online tutors.
Audrey Henderson, second-year EASTBIO students is to see the study she's been working on with Dr Ross Whitehead (University of St Andrews) on the BBC this week. Read below for more details on a study wishing to encourage healthy eating habits by making its correlation with skill colour ovious.