Institute of Biomedical Science
UCL Life Sciences Society is a proud affiliate of IBMS. With over 20,000 members in over 30 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science is the leading professional body for biomedical scientists, support staff and students. For over 100 years they have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public.
UCL Division of Biosciences
As the premier science society within UCL, LSS works closely with The Division of Biosciences at UCL. It is one of the world's foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences. We have an outstanding international reputation and a community of over 500 staff and 300 PhD students engaged in cutting edge research and collaboration.
people we work with
LSS have partnered up with AppliedStrategic health care and life sciences consulting to educate our members on some of the alternate fields of focus that science students can enter. They focuses on clients' needs and opportunities, providing real world data analytics to improve strategy, operations, and regulatory disciplines, helping our clients achieve value and build their business.
Target Malaria is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation researching the use of gene drive to reduce the transmission of malaria. Despite being preventable and treatable, malaria is estimated to have caused over 400,000 deaths in 2015. Genetic traits such as malaria resistance, female infertility or an inability to find a blood source can be edited into mosquito’s genomes and spread quickly. We have invited Delphine Thizy to represent Target Malaria and explain more about this approach and its challenges, as well as other methods used to fight malaria and their effectiveness.