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Cholera Antibiotic Resistance in Bangladesh (CARE): big data mining and machine learning to improve diagnostics and treatment selection

A new research project will address the need for rapid diagnosis of cholera by developing tools to help early detection, and provide real-time intervention in outbreaks of this deadly disease. The project will make use of portable, real-time DNA sequencing (using the Oxford Nanopore MinION), together with cloud-based solutions for large data storage and remote …

Countdown to Christmas gets scientific!

The countdown to Christmas is underway and the Sustainable Process Technologies (SPT) Research Group are giving a daily dose of science with their fun and festive Labvent calendar. Each day on twitter @UoNSPT #Labvent2019 and in the windows of L4 on University Park the Labvent calendar will feature a different area of research from the …

Nottingham academic wins the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Dr Alison Gray, from the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious international award, recognising her commitment to replacing animal use in antibody production. Dr Gray, who also founded the non-profit organization AFABILITY, has been awarded the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments, which is given to a …

Boost for behavioural science research with Chan Zuckerberg grant

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been awarded a prestigious grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to further develop a software package designed to make access to experiments in behavioural science easier. PsychoPy is an open-source software package developed at the University of Nottingham to facilitate reaction-time experiments in behavioural sciences. The free …

Faculty of Engineering enjoys two weeks full of awards

Over the last two weeks the University of Nottingham’s Engineering faculty has won a spate of awards for their innovations. The awards span a number of areas, including healthcare and housing, demonstrating the far-reaching impact of the University’s research. Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill and Professor John Crowe from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering picked …

University News Review — September 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 News Review which features some of our top news stories from the month…   See bike, say bike! The story that drivers are five times more likely to forget seeing an oncoming motorcycle than a car, appeared in the news headlines in September. Fatal crashes involving cars and motorbikes may …

Nottingham technology, Pulse, proposed as new alternative test in UK government consultation for construction industry

A new airtightness test for buildings, developed by the University of Nottingham, has been mooted in a government consultation as an alternative test to be added to the construction process. The testing of airtightness is needed to help establish and minimise the infiltration of cold air into buildings and the loss of heated air out …

Commonwealth scholars welcomed to University

The School of Biosciences and the Future Food Beacon are welcoming two Commonwealth scholars to undertake 12 month research studentships. Mirriam Makungwe from Zambia and Naailah Alifrom Trinidad have been awarded the Commonwealth split-site Scholarships to develop their food sustainabilty research projects with the School of Biosciences and Future Food Beacon of Excellence. These scholarships …

Army visit explores use of MEG to diagnose brain injury

The University of Nottingham’s MEG team welcomed an important visitor on Friday as they were joined by the Head of Army Medical Services, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE QHS. Brigadier Hodgetts visited the facilities in the Sir Peter Mansfield imaging centre, including the newly installed wearable-MEG laboratory, to investigate the potential use of MEG in the diagnosis …

Degree apprenticeship students welcomed to the University

The University has welcomed 37 new apprentices to degree apprenticeship programmes starting this academic year. Combining real work with study, the apprentices have joined us to study the Laboratory Scientist, Architecture and Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree apprenticeship programmes. The programmes are developed alongside employers to provide employees with bespoke, work-based learning with real industry application. …