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IBLS - Home » SWAN: SouthWest London Academic Network

  1. 1. • Thoughts on the origins of IBLS. • Synergy & Complementarity. • Competitiveness, Sustainability & Expansion. • Research Environment & Productivity. • Enhanced Undergraduate & Graduate teaching. • Integrated Research & Learning Environments • IBLS Management Structure. • These are not tablets of stone! Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences Visions of the Future Professor George Dickson
  2. 2. SGUL Cardiac & Vascular Sciences Clinical Developmental Sciences Cellular & Molecular Medicine Community Health Sciences Mental Health Research Basic Medical Sciences St George's NHS Trust Vaccine Institute Biomics Centre MRI Suites Kingston Medicinal Chemistry Pharmaceutical Chemistry Agriculture & Environment Haematology & Immunology Cancer Biology Clinical Pharmacy/ Drug Delivery Parasitology & Microbiology Nutrition & Sports Science Computing Information Systems Materials Research Engineering RHUL Biomedical Sciences Plant Molecular Sciences Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Chemical & Bioanalytical Sciences Psychology MRI Suite Computer Science Information Security Physics IBLS Research Synergies & Complementarities
  3. 3. SGUL BSc Biomedical Sciences BSc Biomedical Informatics BSc Physiotherapy MSci Pharmacy MBBS (Medicine) MRes Biomedical Sciences MSc Forensic Mental Health MSc Rehabilitation MSc Health Sciences Kingston BSc Biomedical Sciences BSc Biochemistry/ Biology BSc Pharmacology BSc Cell & Molecular Biology BSc Marine & Freshwater Ecology BSc Nutrition / Sports Science BSc Forensic Science/ Chemistry BSc MSc Analytical Chemistry MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc Forensic Analysis MSc Cancer Biology MSci Pharmacy RHUL BSc Biomedical Sciences BSc Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology BSc Biology/ Zoology BSc Ecology & Environment BSc Psychology/ Doct. in Clin. Psychology MSc in Bioscience Research MSc Bioinformatics & Post-Genomic Science IBLS Teaching Synergies & Complementarities
  4. 4. Clinical &Clinical & TranslationalTranslational ResearchResearch HumanHuman Cognition &Cognition & Mental HealthMental Health BiotechnologyBiotechnology & Basic& Basic Life SciencesLife Sciences Medicinal &Medicinal & PharmaceuticalPharmaceutical ChemistryChemistry Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences Computational Biology Bio-Informatics Funct. Genomics Proteomics Metabolomics Nanotechnology Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Cell Biology & Bio-imaging Model & Transgenic Organisms Epidemiology, Ecology & Population Studies
  5. 5. Molecules Populations SGUL ………...….. KU …………….. RHUL Cross-cutting Core Technology Themes Computational Biology Bio-Informatics Funct. Genomics Proteomics Metabolomics Nanotechnology Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Cell Biology & Bio-imaging Model & Transgenic Organisms Physiology Pharmacology Epidemiology, Ecology & Population Studies Clinical & Translational Research Human Cognition & Mental Health Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Biotechnology & Basic Life Sciences • Research Strategy & Productivity. • Teaching Portfolio Excellence. • Core Technology Programmes. • Collaborative Interaction. • Interdisciplinary Activity. • ↑ Critical Mass. • Key Academic Appointments. • 3rd Stream Activity. • National/ International Profile. • Income Generation & Stability. IBLS Strategic Activity Matrix Cells Organisms
  6. 6. Modern Bioscience Research Key Elements • Creative, talented, motivated researchers & teachers. • Teams with common goals and technologies. • People, technologies and key services. • First class environment, infrastructure & support. • Underpin collective activities & philosophy. • Embrace change and a common collegiate ethos. • Retain & attract quality staff. • International excellence in teaching & research. • Job satisfaction!!!
  7. 7. IBLS Management Structure Executive Steering Group Graduate Training & CPD Sub-Group Research & Enterprise Sub-Group Undergraduate Teaching Sub-Group Optimise Staff-Time Resources Integrated Learning Environment Economies of Scale & Critical Mass Integrated Research Environment
  8. 8. George Dickson – Director Paul Andrews – Deputy Director (Graduate Training) David Mackintosh – Deputy Director (Undergraduate Studies) Peter Bramley – Deputy Director (Research & Enterprise) Philip Beesley (RHUL), George Griffin (SGUL), Declan Naughton (KU), Alan Gange (RHUL) Nigel Brown (SGUL), Alan Seddon (KU) George Dickson – Director Paul Andrews – Deputy Director (Graduate Training) David Mackintosh – Deputy Director (Undergraduate Studies) Peter Bramley – Deputy Director (Research & Enterprise) Philip Beesley (RHUL), George Griffin (SGUL), Declan Naughton (KU), Alan Gange (RHUL) Nigel Brown (SGUL), Alan Seddon (KU) • Vision and sense of overall mission. • Clear short and long term goals. • Strong but inclusive leadership. • Involvement of key staff in strategic planning. IBLS Executive Steering GroupIBLS Executive Steering Group
  9. 9. IBLS Research & Enterprise Sub-GroupIBLS Research & Enterprise Sub-Group Peter Bramley (RHUL) - Chair George Griffin (SGUL) Gary Coulton (SGUL) Declan Naughton (KU) Sports Scientist (TBA: KU) Vincent Jansen (RHUL) Johannes Zanker (RHUL) Peter Bramley (RHUL) - Chair George Griffin (SGUL) Gary Coulton (SGUL) Declan Naughton (KU) Sports Scientist (TBA: KU) Vincent Jansen (RHUL) Johannes Zanker (RHUL)
  10. 10. IBLS Research & Enterprise Sub-GroupIBLS Research & Enterprise Sub-Group Peter Bramley (RHUL) - Chair George Griffin (SGUL) Gary Coulton (SGUL) Declan Naughton (KU) Sports Scientist (TBA: KU) Vincent Jansen (RHUL) Johannes Zanker (RHUL) Peter Bramley (RHUL) - Chair George Griffin (SGUL) Gary Coulton (SGUL) Declan Naughton (KU) Sports Scientist (TBA: KU) Vincent Jansen (RHUL) Johannes Zanker (RHUL) • Coordinate/ encourage joint research. • Catalogue/ disseminate research resources. • Promote Academia - Industry interactions. • Fund IBLS interactions. • Interactive research environment (seminars). • Contract research. • Consultancy. • New ideas & IP. • Academic entrepreneurs.
  11. 11. IBLS Undergraduate Teaching Sub-GroupIBLS Undergraduate Teaching Sub-Group David Mackintosh (KU)-Chair Alan Johnstone (SGUL) Saffron Whitehead (SGUL) Alan Seddon (KU) Alan Gange (RHUL) Sue Easmon (KU) Dewi Davies (RHUL) David Mackintosh (KU)-Chair Alan Johnstone (SGUL) Saffron Whitehead (SGUL) Alan Seddon (KU) Alan Gange (RHUL) Sue Easmon (KU) Dewi Davies (RHUL)
  12. 12. IBLS Undergraduate Teaching Sub-GroupIBLS Undergraduate Teaching Sub-Group David Mackintosh (KU)-Chair Alan Johnstone (SGUL) Saffron Whitehead (SGUL) Alan Seddon (KU) Alan Gange (RHUL) Sue Easmon (KU) Dewi Davies (RHUL) David Mackintosh (KU)-Chair Alan Johnstone (SGUL) Saffron Whitehead (SGUL) Alan Seddon (KU) Alan Gange (RHUL) Sue Easmon (KU) Dewi Davies (RHUL) • Shared degree streams. • BSc in Biomedical Sciences. • >300 intake for 2007. • New shared degree options. • Structure & regulations. • Enhanced student experience. • Enhanced learning opportunities. • Staff efficient course structures. • Interactive teaching environment.
  13. 13. IBLS Graduate Training Sub-GroupIBLS Graduate Training Sub-Group Paul Andrews (SGUL)-Chair Nigel Brown (SGUL) Helen Mason (SGUL) Ralph Manly (KU) Sue Easmon (KU) Chris Rider (RHUL) Philip Beesley (RHUL) Paul Andrews (SGUL)-Chair Nigel Brown (SGUL) Helen Mason (SGUL) Ralph Manly (KU) Sue Easmon (KU) Chris Rider (RHUL) Philip Beesley (RHUL)
  14. 14. IBLS Graduate Training Sub-GroupIBLS Graduate Training Sub-Group Paul Andrews (SGUL)-Chair Nigel Brown (SGUL) Helen Mason (SGUL) Ralph Manly (KU) Sue Easmon (KU) Chris Rider (RHUL) Philip Beesley (RHUL) Paul Andrews (SGUL)-Chair Nigel Brown (SGUL) Helen Mason (SGUL) Ralph Manly (KU) Sue Easmon (KU) Chris Rider (RHUL) Philip Beesley (RHUL) • Enhanced training environment. • Enhanced student experience. • Career development. • Employer interactions. • Develop new joint MSc courses. – Neuroscience, Translational Res, Biotech/ Genetics., others? • Joint PhD Studentship funding. • Shared training modules already exist.
  15. 15. • Creative, talented & motivated researchers & teachers. • Teams with common goals & technologies. • First class environment, infrastructure & support. • Keys: People, technologies, services. • Underpin collective activities & philosophy. • Embrace change with a common ethos. • Retain and attract quality staff at all levels. • Security and enjoyment. What do we all want to achieve?
  16. 16. How can IBLS help us to get there! • Input from you! – Food for thought & not tablets of stone! – Ideas, visions, commitment, hard work. • Generate Confidence & Partnership! – Cohesive & Consensus Strategic view. – Common purpose, pride, up-beat approach. – Facilitate the work of colleagues. • Generate Income! – Research Grants/ Papers/ High Profile. – Recruit Students (especially overseas). – 3rd Stream activity, networking & collaboration.
  17. 17. SWAN Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences But in the end its all about Quality Activity, Income Generation, Confidence, Cash Flow, and Investment! But in the end its also about Personalities, Abilities, Motivation, Judgement, Relationships, Enjoyment, Friends, Family, Scientific Thrills and an occasional glass of beer?
  18. 18. SWAN Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences But in the end its all about Quality Activity, Income Generation, Confidence, Cash Flow, and Investment! But in the end its also about Personalities, Abilities, Motivation, Judgement, Relationships, Enjoyment, Friends, Family, Scientific Thrills and an occasional glass of beer? Thank You! Any Questions? Thank You! Any Questions?

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