IBMSpod Episode 4 - with Nigel Brown & Jayanta Brahma

In February’s edition of IBMS POD, we delve into the fascinating specialism of Toxicology.

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 health & 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.

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


IBMSpod Episode 3 - with Debra Padgett and Kip Heath

In the next outing of IBMS POD, we caught up with Debra Padgett – the IBMS’s new president-elect and infection sciences operational manager in North Cumbria. In the midst of a winter lockdown where a new, highly transmissible COVID-19 variant is challenging Biomedical Scientists more than ever, Debra sets out her aims and priorities for the year ahead as well how her team have adapted to maintain diagnostic services for patients. She also tells us all about her career journey to date and how she progressed to a senior level in the profession.

In LabLife, Great Ormond Street Biomedical Scientist and Science comedian Kip Heath chats to Jordan about her stand-up shows, as well her experience volunteering in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic. She also explains how her upcoming PhD project will help to fight Sepsis and combat AMR. 

IBMSPOD · IBMSPOD Episode 3 - with President-elect Debra Padgett & Kip Heath


IBMSpod Episode 2 - with Dr Sarah Pitt and Umar Siddiqui

In the second instalment of IBMSpod, leading virologist and fellow Dr Sarah Pitt talk to Rob & Jordan about her experience appearing in the media spotlight throughout the pandemic. Later, she discusses the innovative science behind the new COVID-19 vaccines.

In Lablife, Helen is joined by Gogglebox TV Star and Senior Biomedical Scientist Umar Siddiqui.

IBMSpod · IBMSpod Episode 2 - with Dr Sarah Pitt & Umar Siddiqui


IBMSpod Episode 1  - with Dr Guy Orchard and Emma Victory

In Episode 1 of the all-new IBMSpod Rob and Jordan chat to AH Biomedical Scientist of the Year Dr Guy Orchard. In a wide-ranging conversation, Guy discussed how a trip to the local delicatessen inspired him to develop two new pathology products patented for clinical use. 

IBMScience · IBMSPOD Episode 1  - with Dr Guy Orchard and Emma Victory