Institute's approach to good practice in research highlighted in Nature

At the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute we are committed to promoting good practice in research by all our researchers. This perspective article in Nature outlines the approach we have taken, which has included creating a research integrity adviser role, described in the article, as well as providing the best training, advice and support for our scientists:, "Give every paper a read for reproducibility" 

Dr Tom Bird on Reporting Scotland

25th April, 2018

The Institute's Dr Tom Bird appeared on Reporting Scotland to discuss the issue of liver cancer and obesity:

Tom Bird Reporting Scotland

Tom is a group leader here at the Beatson Institute and is also an Honorary Consultant Hepatologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. For a description of Tom's research on liver disease and regeneration, click here.

Institute Gender Pay Gap report published

Today (27th March 2018), the Institute publishes its Gender Pay Gap report for 2017, ahead of the Government deadline of 4th April 2018.

In this report, you will find:

• A summary of our gender pay gap
• A summary of our challenges, which contribute to our pay gap
• Our commitments and actions to narrowing our gender pay gap

The report can be found here. A statement about the report from our Director, Professor Owen Sansom can also be found here.

Beatson Scientists Stand Up To Cancer

Beatson researchers have been very much involved in this year's Stand Up To Cancer campaign - their videos can be seen here:

Dr Sara Zanivan 'Join The Rebellion'

Prof Mike Olson's Lab 'Stand Up To Cancer'

Winner of the BAIR Imaging Competition 2017

We are delighted to annouce that Dr Amelie Juin has won this year's Beatson Advanced Imaging Resource (BAIR) competition to find the most striking microscopy image generated within the facility. Her image shows a spiral of HUVECs stained with phalloidin and contactin. Many thanks to Nikon UK who generously sponsored the competiton, providing a state of the art digital camera as the prize.

Amelie Juin Imaging Comp17

Recognition for engagement work

Congratulations to Dr Saadia Karim and Dr David Vincent, who are both researchers here at the Beatson, on their very well deserved Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Special Commendations. These are recognition of all of their research engagement activities over the years, which have helped explain the work we do to our funders and members of the public as well as inspire the next generation of scientists and doctors.

FOH Saadia David


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Read more about the Research Groups working at the Beatson Institute.



lab image 2017

Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.