IBMSPOD - Episode 4

In February’s edition of IBMSpod, we delve into the fascinating speciality of Toxicology.

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3rd February 2021

IBMSPOD · Episode 4 - Toxicology and mental health with Nigel Brown & Jayanta Brahma

Nigel Brown is a consultant clinical toxicologist whose career spans four decades. He gives us an insight into his role, which has a broad remit - including undertaking routine drug screening to confirm a doctors’ hypothesis about what a patient might have ingested; monitoring alcohol poisoning, where urgent action is required to prevent death from anti-freeze consumption and assisting coroners with post-mortems. He also works closely with the police and social services in cases where people are arrested or tragically, where children need to be taken into care.

In this month’s LabLife, Plymouth-based Biomedical Scientist and Triathlete Jayanta Brahma opens-up about how the tragic loss of his best friend motivated him to undertake record-breaking fitness challenges - raising hundreds for the Brain Tumour Charity, MIND & Sarcoma UK in the process. He’s rock-climbed the height of Olympus Mons on Mars - the solar’s systems tallest mountain and completed the Iron Man Triathlon – a mammoth 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.22-mile run.

Also features IBMS News- a round-up of all the latest headlines from the IBMS.

Show Notes:

IBMS News:
Nominations open for Biomedical Scientist of the Year:…-of-the-year-2021/
President Allan Wilson receives position as visiting professor:…isiting-professor/
New IBMS Mentoring Scheme:
Science Council launches 'Glowing CPD' campaign:…wing-cpd-campaign/

Jayanta Brahma scales height of Olympus Mons:…st-mountain
Iron Man 2018 for Eddie: