The Mason Institute offers an exciting calendar of events throughout the year for students, academics, practitioners, and the public.

Oct
24
Tue
MI Lunch – 24 October with Prof. Daniel Sinclair @ BLT (Basement Lecture Theatre), Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

About MI Lunches

Human health is essential for the enjoyment and maximisation of almost all human activities. As our health futures rapidly evolve alongside great medical, scientific, and technological advancement, we are faced with the obligation to both protect patients and promote ethical research. How to successfully navigate these interconnected and complex relationships is a challenge not yet met. The Mason Institute is at the forefront of research into the protection and promotion of human health. The MI Lunch Series reaches across the boundaries of discipline and institution to directly engage with crucial human health actors – researchers, practitioners, policymakers, patients, and the public – to exploit on-going research and explore this challenge.
If you would like to be a part of our series, please contact: mason.institute@ed.ac.uk

 

 

Oct
26
Thu
Mason Institute Writing Retreat @ Carstares Room, Old College
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Nov
9
Thu
Mason Institute Writing Retreat @ Cheviot Room, Charles Stewart House
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
22
Wed
MI Lunch – 22 November with Professor Catherine Lyall
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Stem Cells and Serendipity: How to make an ‘interdisciplinary’ collaborative research project work for you

Catherine Lyall, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

I was until recently Co-Investigator in a research consortium funded by the Scottish Funding Council that sought to produce ‘industrially generated’ red blood cells for transfusion (see http://novosang.co.uk). It was a slightly unusual project – not least because we were awarded the grant without actually bidding for it – that might afford some useful lessons in how to conduct research in a multi-partner, multi-discipline environment.

So, you can expect a bit about how we planned and conducted the research, a bit about our findings, (almost) no theory and quite a lot about how we tried to make the project work for us as social researchers.

Catherine Lyall holds a Personal Chair in Science and Public Policy and is currently Head of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. She has previously held the position of Associate Dean of Research Careers in the College and her research interests encompass the management of interdisciplinary research and the development of interdisciplinary careers. She can be contacted by email c.lyall@ed.ac.uk and her publications are available via http://tinyurl.com/idwiki

 

About MI Lunches

Human health is essential for the enjoyment and maximisation of almost all human activities. As our health futures rapidly evolve alongside great medical, scientific, and technological advancement, we are faced with the obligation to both protect patients and promote ethical research. How to successfully navigate these interconnected and complex relationships is a challenge not yet met. The Mason Institute is at the forefront of research into the protection and promotion of human health. The MI Lunch Series reaches across the boundaries of discipline and institution to directly engage with crucial human health actors – researchers, practitioners, policymakers, patients, and the public – to exploit on-going research and explore this challenge.
If you would like to be a part of our series, please contact: mason.institute@ed.ac.uk

Nov
23
Thu
Mason Institute Writing Retreat @ Carstares Room, Old College
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
7
Thu
Mason Institute Writing Retreat @ Carstares Room, Old College
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
11
Mon
MI Winter Lecture
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
21
Thu
Mason Institute Writing Retreat @ Elder Room, Old College
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm