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Meet the team

Posted on Friday 23 October 2020

The Jack Birch Unit is delighted to welcome new PhD, Masters by Research and 4th year integrated Masters students to the team.

Natural biomaterial successful in surgical model

Posted on Friday 15 February 2019

Dr Debora Morgante’s research could refine the way some congenital and acquired urinary tract defects are surgically treated in the future.

Dr Andrew Mason begins lectureship in bioinformatics

Posted on Tuesday 8 January 2019

His work could refine the way cancer is treated in the future.

Hambleton Hobble

Posted on Wednesday 10 October 2018

JBU scientists hobble towards victory against cancer.

York Rotary Club tour JBU

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018

In recognition of their fundraising efforts and to showcase our research, the York Vikings Rotary Club toured the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) and cancer biology laboratories.

York Against Cancer Challenge - Lyke Wake Walk

Posted on Tuesday 4 July 2017

Members of the Jack Birch Unit took on the Lyke Wake Walk on 25 June 2017, a full West to East crossing of the North York Moors National Park.

25 years on the front line in the battle to beat cancer

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

Researchers from the JBU are featured in York Press discussing the battle against cancer.

Scientists say they are a step closer to solving chronic bladder diseases

Posted on Thursday 16 March 2017

Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine - paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases such as interstitial cystitis and cancer.

Emerging treatments for bladder health

Posted on Tuesday 14 February 2017

JBU hosts scientists and academics from UK SME UroPharma Ltd and Synesis LLC.

New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered

Posted on Friday 18 March 2016

Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.

Ketamine news on BBC website

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Research conducted by JBU was featured in the BBC's news

Research points to new therapies for bladder cancer

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

A University of York scientist has played a key role in research that could help to improve the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers, particularly among men.

Study published in Developmental Biology

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013

PhD student Jenny Hinley describes a recent study from the Jack Birch Unit.

York scientists win research accolade

Posted on Thursday 15 March 2012

A team of scientists has received a top award in recognition of research on bladder tissue engineering carried out at the Jack Birch Unit at the University of York.

AACR Conference

Posted on Saturday 30 April 2011

Two graduate students presented posters at the AACR Conference

EAU Conference

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2011

Professor Jenny Southgate gave a plenary talk at the 26th EAU conference

JBU Scientists win $300,000

Posted on Friday 23 April 2010

The Astellas European Foundation Winner of Urology 2010 Prize Fund Announced.