Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS) Annual Conference 2016

The HUCBMS Annual Conference 2016 programme will begin at lunchtime on Tuesday 6 September and will end after the Conference Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 7 September/following breakfast on Thursday 8 September.

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The Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS)'s mission is to promote the development and enhancement of teaching and research in the Biomedical Sciences. The Biomedical Sciences encompass the subjects that provide understanding of the biological basis for health and disease and includes a wide range of specialist areas. It is one of the most popular undergraduate and postgraduate bioscience course areas offered across the world. Biomedical research is also the fastest growing and most highly funded research discipline in modern science due largely to its pivotal position in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and its associated impact on economic development via the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

One of HUCBMS’s most important activities is an annual conference to keep academics in Biomedical Sciences Centres up to date with current developments and facilitate their interaction. The Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences are delighted to be hosting the 2016 Annual Conference in our state of the art Portland Square Building. The Portland Square Building comprises three atriums, giving the building a modern and bright feel. Portland Square houses three lecture theatres with video conferencing facilities, numerous classrooms and a café. All facilities in Portland Square Building are fully accessible.

Please select the conference speakers and presentations link below to access the presentations from the 2016 HUCBMS Conference.

Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS)

The mission of HUCBMS is to promote the development and enhancement of biomedical sciences teaching and research. It represents the interests of its member institutions (universities and colleges) at a national and international level. Inter alia, it acts as a representative voice for the biomedical sciences and a source of advice, comment and analysis to relevant external bodies.

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Conference speakers and presentations

Link to information about the HUCBMS Annual Conference 2016 keynote speakers.


University of Plymouth Biomedical Research Group

Our research is aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular processes underlying human health and disease with a key aim to translate this research into diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

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Biomedical research

The Organising Committee