Local politicians visit the Metal Ions in Medicine Group

On the 24th March three local MSPs, Roger Mullin (SNP), Willie Rennie (Scottish Lib Dems) and Alex Rowley (Labour), together with representatives from the British Heart Foundation were in St Andrews to hear about the cutting-edge cardiovascular research being carried out in the School of Medicine.  Dr Alan Stewart and Dr Sam Pitt as well as other researchers from the Metal Ions in Medicine Group (Dr Siavash Khazaipoul, Amelie Sobczak and Gavin Robertson) presented updates on their work.  In addition, Prof David Crossman and Dr Simon Powis were in attendance, with Prof Crossman providing an introduction to the school and an overview of how biomedical research is funded and its importance to Scotland.