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September 2018

BTRU @ Great North Nights

28th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum, Hancock, Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT United Kingdom
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Across the continent, Friday 28 September 2018 is European Researchers' Night and to mark this fantastic occasion the Great North Museum in Newcastle is opening late into the evening. Great North Nights will bring together some of the North East's sharpest minds - scientists, thinkers, doers and fun-lovers - and it's an opportunity we didn't want to miss. This year's theme is 'Planet 2.0'. Human activity has fundamentally changed the Earth and scientists are researching our impact to give us the…

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October 2018

BTRU Trainees’ Day

10th October 2018
Devonshire Buliding Newcastle University, Room G27, Devonshire Building, Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
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An event for all BTRU trainees from both Cambridge and Newcastle. The day will include invited speakers, oral presentations delivered by BTRU trainees and a poster session. Trainees will be involved throughout the day, from marking abstracts to having a nominated trainee chair for each session and a 'hot-topic' debate. The venue will be the Devonshire Building at Newcastle University. Further details will follow in due course.

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BTRU Biannual Progress and Management Meeting

11th October 2018

The second of the two progress update and management meetings of the BTRU in ODT in 2018, which will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne. All BTRU colleagues are invited to attend. Venue details and agenda will be sent out via email in advance.

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BTRU @ Big Biology Day 2018

13th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 8PE United Kingdom
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Saturday 13 October sees the return of Big Biology Day, one of the UK's largest free biology public engagement events involving hands-on science fun for all the family and this year we're delighted to be part of it all. We'll be joining a host of other organisations, companies and institutes at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge to get hands-on with biology. BTRU researchers will be demonstrating some of the latest organ perfusion technology which can revive donor organs…

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Joint BTRU Training Day

30th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Filton, Bristol, Holiday Inn Filton, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol
Bristol, BS16 1QX
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Hosted by NHSBT, this event will bring together trainees and colleagues from all four of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Units (BTRUs). Programme and further details to follow.

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December 2018

Patient and Public Research Panel: Christmas coffee

3rd December 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Courtyard Lounge, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, Claremont Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RG United Kingdom
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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss warmly invites all members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel to join her for an informal get together over Christmas coffee and mince pies. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny and share all the latest news. Venue: Courtyard Lounge, Courtyard restaurant, sited in the Old Library Building on the main University campus. This is the first of two such events Jenny will be hosting in early December…

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Patient and Public Research Panel: Christmas coffee

13th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Devonshire Buliding Newcastle University, Room G27, Devonshire Building, Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss warmly invites all members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel to join her for an informal get together over Christmas coffee and mince pies. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny and share all the latest news. Venue: Room G27, Ground floor, Devonshire Building on the main University campus (near Claremont Road).

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March 2019

Patient and Public Research Panel Meeting

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel are warmly invited to join Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss for this panel meeting. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny, share the latest BTRU news and find out about new opportunities to get involved in the work of the unit. Venue: Newcastle University main campus, room tbc.

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BTRU Biannual Progress Update and Management Meeting

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
St Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RL United Kingdom
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The first progress update and management meeting of the BTRU in Organ Donation and Transplantation in 2019 will be held in the McGrath Auditorium, St Catharine's College, Cambridge. All BTRU colleagues are invited to attend. Details and agenda will be sent out via email in advance.

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Cambridge Science Festival talk – Organ transplantation: past successes, future challenges

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BTRU researchers are once again giving a lecture at the Cambridge Science Festival, this year looking at organ transplantation past and future. Organ transplantation is one of the major success stories of modern medicine. Although more than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of this success, the severe shortage of donor organs remains the biggest single challenge facing transplant clinicians today. The goal of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Organ Donation and Transplantation…

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