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Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …

Many UK boardrooms blind to opportunity, warns report

Boards conditioned to play safe rather than embrace opportunity Efforts to “create certainty” overlook scope to enhance performance Narrow outlook partially fuelled by fear that dissent isn’t welcome Britain’s boardrooms may be impairing the UK’s economic potential by habitually viewing risk only in terms of threats rather than in terms of opportunities, a new report …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …

‘Runner’s high’ theory tested for BBC One documentary

Our super-busy but media-friendly researchers over at the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Medicine in Derby have been making television again with TV doctor Michael Mosley and his BBC crew. The BBC team has returned to our Medical School site at Derby to make part of a new programme called ‘The Truth About Getting …

Protecting art and cultural heritage in the digital age

An expert in digital heritage at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was at the V&A in London earlier this month to witness the final agreement of a new declaration aimed at re-thinking our approach to reproducing, storing and sharing works of art and cultural heritage in the digital age.   Eugene Ch’ng, Professor of …

Do green-certified buildings increase occupant satisfaction? It’s complicated…

A groundbreaking study suggests that earning green certification and specific Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits do not necessarily enhance occupant satisfaction.  A study led by Professor Sergio Altomonte of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), now at the Universite’ catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, and Professors Stefano Schiavon and Gail Brager, University of …

Road to the future

Dr Alvaro Garcia Hernandez of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) made his debut on BBC One’s The One Show yesterday in a feature about the different ways to fix potholes. The segment provided a fascinating insight into the groundbreaking research that is carried out at NTEC. The piece featuring the University was set in …

70 Years on the University marks its role in the DNA discovery story

The discovery of hydrogen bonds in DNA was made by a young Nottingham Post Graduate student, J. Michael Creeth, in what was known as the Nucleic Acid Laboratory at (the then) University College Nottingham. The results were published in the Journal of the Chemical Society on 1947. The discovery paved the way for the double …

Nottingham remembers its part in the DNA discovery

Tomorrow the University of Nottingham celebrates the 70th anniversary of the discovery by a young PhD student, J Michael Creeth, of hydrogen bonds in DNA. The event will be attended by leading academics in the field. Fifteen years ago the scientific community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA by Crick and Watson. …

ESRC annual celebration of social sciences

Academics from University of Nottingham will be playing a major part in this year’s annual festival of social science from the 4-11 November. Now in its 15 year, the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) festival will see 316 events across the UK, taking the social sciences to diverse and new audiences covering a range …