30th October 2001

 

CAMPUS TO GET NEW BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB

 

The government is to give the University of Lincoln almost a quarter of a million pounds to pay for a new biomedical research laboratory.

 

The money comes from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Scientific Research Infrastructure Fund (SRIF) and will support the university’s new Biomedical Science degree which launches in September 2002.

 

The university is expanding its academic portfolio in the areas of health through the Lincolnshire Institute for Health which was set up at the university in April this year.

 

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is a professionally accredited degree course which teaches the application of biological and chemical sciences to modern medical and health care.

 

The laboratory will be built at the Lincoln campus in spring 2002 in the ground floor of the university’s new science building.

 

“We are delighted to have received the grant,” commented Prof H T Hassan, Director of the Lincolnshire Institute for Health and Professor of Oncology. “It provides the foundations for undertaking first-class biomedical research in Lincoln and will attract high calibre students.

 

“Research not only underpins the university’s learning and teaching but fulfils the mission of the university to be recognised as a university of distinction and quality,”

 

For further information about BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences contact 01522 886355 or email sredman@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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The Lincolnshire Institute for Health is a modern, first-class, student-centred institute providing learning, teaching, CPD, scholarship and research to all health professionals in Lincolnshire.

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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