Faculty of Biological Sciences

Research Bulletin

Injured soldiers' Kilimanjaro climb could boost psychological recovery

4th August 2011

A group of soldiers recovering from serious injury as a result of their service in Afghanistan are to take part in a psychological study as they hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The study will assess the psychological benefits of taking on a unique physical challenge and examine how those benefits might contribute to a person's overall sense of wellbeing as they recover from physical trauma. The research is being carried out by Dr Shaunna Burke, a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Leeds. Dr Burke, an expert mountaineer who scaled Everest in 2005, will climb alongside the group and interview them at intervals during the hike and at the summit. The research forms part of a larger expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro organised by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Canada. Around 40 people, including doctors, professionals and business people will be attempting the climb alongside the soldiers to raise money for the hospital's new Orthopaedic Surgery Centre. Dr Burke, a Canadian national, was invited to join the expedition to carry out the study. "We want to look at how the experience and achievement of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can shape the recovery and sense of wellbeing of individuals who have gone through serious injury, or who have undergone joint replacement surgery," explains Dr Burke. "There has been a lot of emphasis on the positive effects of regular, structured types of exercise on everybody's day-to-day physical and psychological wellbeing, but there little research to explore the potential benefits of less structured, more demanding physical pursuits. We want to better understand how difficult goals - activities that take people outside their comfort zone - contribute to their psychological health." Among the soldiers taking part in the climb are Corporals Mark Fuchko, a tank driver from Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and Dallas White, of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, both of whom sustained serious injuries whilst on duty in Kandahar province. In 2008 Corporal Fuchko's tank struck an improvised explosive device and was severely injured, eventually losing both legs below the knee. He is currently studying part-time at Mount Royal University. Just three years on from his terrible injuries, he says he is looking forward to the challenge. Corporal White was critically injured in 2010 whilst on patrol, two days before he was due to return home. A friend stepped onto a hidden trigger, setting off an artillery shell that had been buried in the dirt. The blast killed his friend and Corporal White sustained muscle loss in his left leg and damage to his left arm. He says: "I want to participate in the Kilimanjaro Climb to do more than just confirm that I'm mobile again. I want to reclaim a quality of life that I once thought was going to be lost because of my injuries, and a chance to give something to others who face the same challenges." Previous research carried out by Dr Burke examined the experiences of a group of breast cancer survivors as they also climbed Mount. Kilimanjaro. The results of her study identified how some women gained a sense of personal strength from their experiences on the mountain and put the trauma of illness behind them. "Some of my research focuses on the activity of high altitude mountaineering and identifies how scaling mountains affects people psychologically," explains Dr Burke. "The breast cancer survivors in my study felt that each step they took up the mountain was a step further away from cancer." Dr Burke hopes her research will ultimately be useful in designing programmes for recovery and rehabilitation for patients recovering from serious physical injury or illness. Further information from: Jo Kelly, Campus PR: tel 0113 357 2103, email jo@campuspr.co.uk University of Leeds press office: tel 0113 343 5764, email h.isom@leeds.ac.uk

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Future looks bleak for one of world's smallest seal species

6th October 2008

One of the smallest seals - the Caspian - has joined a growing list of mammal species in danger of extinction. more

Disease diagnosis in just 15 minutes

29th September 2008

Testing for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis could soon be as simple as using a pregnancy testing kit. more

Why did the squirrel cross the road?

29th August 2008

A study has proved that red squirrels can and do make use of special crossings set up over busy roads. more

Could your pond offer a home to the crays?

13th August 2008

Scientists at the University of Leeds are on the look out for willing volunteers who could provide a home for a dying breed of aquatic invertebrates. more

Challenging forensic DNA evidence

18th July 2008

A new course to help lawyers tackle difficult decisions about when and how to challenge DNA evidence presented in the courtroom is being launched at the University of Leeds. more

Leeds-China Membrane Biology Initiative takes a further step

7th July 2008

The UK-China Membrane Biology Initiative led by the University of Leeds recently celebrated its first birthday by successfully hosting the 2nd international symposium on "Membrane Biology: Structure, Signalling and Neuroscience" at the University of Leeds more

Peter Hudson FRS

25th June 2008

Leeds Alumnus Peter Hudson has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society. Peter is now Willaman Chair in Biology, Director of Life Sciences, at our WUN partner Pennsylvania State University more

£2.8million study to combat global food poverty

10th June 2008

The University of Leeds Transformation Fund will bring together researchers from medicine, plant science, ecology, social policy and the environment to focus on preventing future food crises in Sub-Saharan Africa. more

Undergraduate Bioscience Research Reaches New Horizons

25th March 2008

This week sees the launch of Bioscience Horizons, a unique peer-reviewed journal comprising entirely of the very best undergraduate bioscience research in the UK and Republic of Ireland. more

European membrane expertise to focus on new treatments for human diseases

18th March 2008

A new 15 million Euro project led by the University of Leeds aims to find novel treatments for many human diseases by bringing together the leading European experts in membrane proteins. more

Purging the plantain pests

21st February 2008

A tiny pest that threatens the staple diet of millions in Africa could soon be eradicated in a project announced today that brings together plant experts from Leeds and Uganda. more

New Centre to be at the heart of UK's cardiovascular research

11th February 2008

Expertise from across the University of Leeds is to be channelled into a new research centre that aims to progress the understanding, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. more

Genetic mapping of the potato pest

27th November 2007

The full weight of a consortium of world-leading scientists - including those who helped decode the entire human genome - is being thrown at the potato worm. more

Visit from Zhejiang university

7th November 2007

Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur has hosted a visit from members of Zhejiang University, one of the largest and most highly-regarded universities in China. more

Professor John Hardy's Crisp Lecture

29th October 2007

The annual Crisp Lecture in Neuroscience or Neurology was delivered on 29th October 2007 by John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience at University College London. more

New partnership offers outsourced R&D in membrane biology

24th September 2007

One of the UK's most successful academic entrepreneurs has teamed up with the University of Leeds to offer outsourced research and development in membrane biology to pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical companies. more

Battling back pain with spinal research

24th September 2007

Back pain is Britain's leading cause of time off work, with an estimated eight out of 10 people suffering at some point in their lives. more

Research to shed new light on how statins benefit heart patients

20th September 2007

A scientist at Leeds whose research is challenging conventional thinking on how the cholesterol-reducing drugs statins benefit cardiac patients, has secured funding to further investigate her findings. more

Joint Symposium held in Beijing

19th June 2007

The onset of a new Leeds-China collaborative initiative in membrane and neurobiology was marked by a joint symposium on 'Membrane Biology: Structure, Signalling and Neuroscience', held at Beijing (Peking) University between May 18th and 20th, 2007 more

Pioneering skin researchers at the University of Leeds achieve international quality standard

23rd May 2007

The Skin Research Centre at the University of Leeds, which has led the way in the treatment of acne, eczema and other skin conditions, is the only University skin microbiology laboratory in the UK to receive the international quality standard ISO 17025. more

Stan White will speak at Symposium

23rd May 2007

Stan has been invited to give a symposium lecture at the Renal Association Annual Conference in Brighton May 21st-23rd. more

IMSB Symposium success

22nd May 2007

The Institute held its First Research Symposium on 27th February, which had research talks and poster presentations by institute members more

Breakthrough for treatment of fatal heart condition

9th May 2007

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a mechanism to prevent a potentially fatal heart condition that can strike without warning. more

Brian Whipp receives award

7th May 2007

American Physiology Society Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section Honor Award for 2008 more

Plant Biologist wins Medal

23rd April 2007

Stefan Kepinski has been awarded the Society for Experimental Biology President's Medal for Plant Biology for 2007 more

Honour for Leeds graduate

26th March 2007

Dr. Chris Baylis has been named the 2007 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society Renal Section. more

More honors for Sports and Exercise Sciences Professor Whipp

7th March 2007

Professor Brian Whipp (Cardiovascular and SES) has been named as the American College of Chest Physicians: Distinguished Scientist Honor Lecturer 2007. more

Visit from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology ( Beijing) to Leeds on Monday 5th March

5th March 2007

A special symposium was held on Monday 5th of March to mark the establishment of the first virtual-laboratory between Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (Beijing) and the Centre for Plant Sciences. more

IMSB first research symposium

26th February 2007

The IMSB will be celebrating its official opening with an inaugural symposium on Tuesday 27th Feb. more

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go to work

22nd January 2007

There will soon be no more bitter pills to swallow, thanks to new research by Leeds scientists: a spoonful of sugar will be all we need for our bodies to make their own medicine. more

Fellow to spread the word

15th January 2007

Dr Sue Deuchars (IMSB) was featured in an article from the Times Higher Education Supplement (Jan 12, 2006) discussing the role of Research Fellows and the public understanding of science. more

New funds for revolutionary research

2nd January 2007

Life-saving surgery using novel human tissue products developed in the University of Leeds moved a step nearer today. more

Student memory lives on at Leeds

14th December 2006

The Amit Mehta prize will 'recognise students who have shown determination, resilience and humour in overcoming adversity and disability'. more

Leeds researchers to fight foot and mouth disease

6th December 2006

Leeds scientists are starting the search for a new weapon in the fight against foot and mouth disease (FMD). more

Grass Powered Lawn Mower wins regional heat of Biosciences YES 2006

3rd November 2006

A University of Leeds team mows away to win the Bioscience Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2006. more

Ian Wood appointed to Biochemical Society panel

11th October 2006

Dr Ian Wood (IMSB) has been appointed to the Genes Theme Panels for the Biochemical Society. more

Leeds Graduate voted most charismatic

5th October 2006

Dr Jonathan Wood (Leeds 2002) won the coveted FameLab, a national competition run by Channel 4 and The Telegraph to find the science communicators of the future. more

New book for fish biologists and ethologists

5th October 2006

Professor Jens Krause (IICB) has just published a new book entitled Fish Cognition and Behavior. more

Leeds scientist invited to discuss African issues at international forum

19th September 2006

Dr Mohamed Dawo, from the Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, has been invited to the International Council for Science to review issues relating to Africa. more

PhD student featured in the Veterinary Times

18th September 2006

Stephen Gilbert, a 1st year PhD student in the IMSB, was interviewed for a feature about his work on computational modelling of the heart. more

Professor David Beech to speak at Discovery on Target 2006 conference

18th September 2006

One of the Featured Presentations for the Ion Channels session of Discovery on Target 2006 will be from Professor David Beech, IMSB Research Director. more

Galapagos studies by Leeds Ecologist Simon Goodman featured in Science

18th September 2006

Work by Dr Simon Goodman on the ecology of the Galapagos Archipelagos is featured in a news article in Science more

BBSRC invests £4.82 millions in the Faculty.

11th September 2006

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the largest investor in research for the Faculty, awarding a total of 25 grants to the value of £4.82 million for the academic year 2005-2006. more

Flurry of publications from the Proteolysis Research Group

6th September 2006

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology: The Proteolysis Research Group led by Professor Nigel Hooper has had several publications accepted this summer. more

Leeds - China research partnership sees first virtual joint laboratory

4th September 2006

A historic agreement has been signed in Beijing by Faculty's Pro-Dean of Research Professor Phil Gilmartin and his Chinese counterpart Professor Yongbiao Xue to setup the first virtual laboratory between Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. more

IMSB PostDoc away day 2006

4th September 2006

Postdocs from the Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology attended the first ever PostDoc Away Day, an initiative setup to give postdocs the opportunity to meet each other, present their research and share ideas. more

Imaging microbial systems: from whole micro-organism to single molecules

3rd August 2006

Mary Phillips-Jones (Astbury Centre) is the organiser of a symposium entitled "Imaging microbial systems: from whole micro-organism to single molecules" at the September meeting of the Society for General Microbiology. more

More success for PhD Students

31st May 2006

Michael Walker has won third prize for his talk at the recent Integrative Physiology Post-Graduate Conference more

Success for Leeds PhD Student

8th May 2006

3 PhD students from Leeds presented posters at SET for Bioscience in the House of Commons. more

Darwin Initiative grants

7th April 2006

Simon Goodman has been awarded two Darwin Initiative grants. more

Harry Rossiter

4th April 2006

Dr Harry Rossiter will be co-chairing a symposium with Dr Russell Hepple at the 2006 Experimental Biology Annual Conference more

Sandra Jones

30th March 2006

Sandra Jones was invited to give a talk at the University of Florida, Gainesville. more

Research advocates steady pace

30th March 2006

Dr Harry Rossiter and Dr Stephen garland of The English Institute of Sport comment on race strategy for the Oxford, Cambridge Boat Race more

When in Rome......

2nd March 2006

Sue Ward and Brian Whipp are co-organisers of the European Respiratory Society School Course more

Brian Whipp

1st March 2006

Brian Whipp has been invited to speak at UCLA more

Worldwide Collaboration

8th February 2006

Alison Dunn was part of a successful National Science Foundation application. more

Hitch-Hiking Across Generations

1st February 2006

Alison Dunn and her colleagues have had their work on Microsporidia featured in Planet Earth, NERC's quarterly magazine more

Forbes on ruminants

1st February 2006

Emeritus Professor Mike Forbes had edited a new book on ruminant digestion and metabolism. more

Eponymous wasp

24th January 2006

Stephen Compton has just had a small parasitic wasp named after him. more

Sarah Calaghan and Matthew Lancaster

12th January 2006

CRISTAL hosted the annual meeting of the Northern Cardiovascular Research Group. more

Dennis Wray

1st January 2006

Dennis Wray has co-written a book chapter with Louisa Stevens more

Keynote speaker

13th December 2005

Robert Ker was Keynote Speaker at the Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues more

Dr Nikita Gamper

1st December 2005

New Lecturer in Neuroscience. more

Harry Rossiter

22nd November 2005

Dr Harry Rossiter has been awarded Fellowship of the American College of Sports Medicine more

Rural Landscapes and Biodiversity

22nd November 2005

Tim Benton, Steve Sait and Bill Kunin have received funding from Rural Economy and Land Use. more

The Colour-Coded Prescription

17th November 2005

Martin Richards recently talked to BBC Radio 4's Analysis. more

Caspian seals in Kazakhstan

15th November 2005

Simon Goodman has been awarded a grant of US$90,000 from Agip-KCO. more

Sue Ward

15th November 2005

Professor Sue Ward has recently been appointed to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, Panel of Advisors more

Joanne Tipper

8th November 2005

Keynote speaker.. more

Joanne Tipper

1st November 2005

Joanne Tipper has been invited to join the EPSRC peer review college (2006?2009). more

Jens Krause and Darren Croft

1st November 2005

Jens Krause and Darren Croft have recently signed a new book contract .. more

Simon Goodman

28th October 2005

Simon Goodman recently gave an invited presentation at the 22nd Symposium of the Society of Population Ecology more

Nicolle Watt

19th October 2005

Prize nomination.. more

Nigel Hooper

15th October 2005

Keynote lecture.. more

Nigel Hooper

1st October 2005

Nigel Hooper has been appointed to the MRC New Investigator Award panel. more

Dave Westhead

1st October 2005

Dave Westhead has recently been appointed to serve on the BBSRC?s Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) panel. more

Alison Ashcroft

1st October 2005

Alison Ashcroft sat on the BBSRC?s Research Equipment Initiative Panel in October 2005. more

Adrian Whitehouse

1st October 2005

Prize lecture more

Adrian Whitehouse

1st October 2005

German Research Foundation appointment. more

Conference on Cardiac Remodelling

1st October 2005

Dennis Wray was an invited speaker and chairman of a session more

Becky Rose

4th September 2005

Bordoli Prize winner. more

Paul Knox

1st August 2005

Paul Knox has been promoted to a chair in Plant Cell Biology with effect from 1 August 2005. more

Judith Smith

1st August 2005

Judith Smith has been promoted to a chair in Parasitology, with effect from 1 August 2005. more

New Readers

1st August 2005

The Committee on Readerships has conferred the title and status of Reader upon ... more

New Senior Lecturers

1st August 2005

Mary Phillips-Jones (Structural Biology) and Sreenivasan (Vas) Ponnambalam (Molecular Cell Biology) have both been promoted to Senior Lecturer, with effect from 1 August 2005. more

Clare Hunton

1st June 2005

A First Class Technician more

Sue Deuchars

1st June 2005

Dr Sue Deuchars has been appointed Academic Fellow in FBS. This position is highly appropriate for Sue?s internationally competitive research portfolio more

Jim Deuchars

1st June 2005

Jim Deuchars has been appointed Professor of Systems Neuroscience. This promotion reflects the esteem in which Jim is held nationally and internationally, and is also recognition of his excellent work for Leeds. more

Sheena Radford

1st June 2005

Congratulations to Sheena Radford in being awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Peptides and Proteins for her "outstanding contributions to the understanding of protein folding mechanisms .." more

Ian Curtis

1st June 2005

First book .. more

Jurgen Denecke

23rd May 2005

Rank Prize Funds Conference more

Stan White

1st May 2005

Review lecture: ?New insights into the pathophysiology of renal control of acid-base balance" more

Faculty Director of Research Training

1st May 2005

Michelle Peckham has been appointed as the Faculty Director of Research Training. She will have responsibility for generic skills training for PhD students and post docs across the Faculty. more

Tony Turner

30th April 2005

Tony Turner is the first recipient of a new award of the Biochemical Society for distinguished service to biochemistry and to the Society. more

David Westhead

30th April 2005

David Westhead has been awarded a three year Research Development Fellowship by the BBSRC to continue working in the area of molecular networks in plants and parasites. more

Alison Baker

30th April 2005

Alison Baker has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 12 months on 'Chemical genetics and peroxisome protein traffic' more

Adrian Whitehouse

30th April 2005

Young Investigator Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. more

Aadil El-Turabi

26th April 2005

Aadil El-Turabi has recently been awarded a Bioscience Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship to further his research into Immunisation and was featured in a Yorkshire Post article on 26 April 2005 more

Demand versus conservation

28th January 2005

Global food demand is expected to double by 2050, but how do we reconcile the need for increased agricultural production with the conservation of biodiversity? more

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