June 6, 2012, by Fraser

24-31 May: The big stories

This week’s round up from The University of Nottingham’s press office includes news of Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable’s visit to the University to see how we’re collaborating with industry. There’s also news of what the Tomato Genome Consortium is doing to help deliver new varieties of tomato more quickly. Plus, following on from their donation to establish a Centre of Excellence for sustainable chemistry, GSK has joined with ESPRC to fund a Chair in Sustainable Chemistry. Read on for more



Nottingham plays key role in sequencing the tomato genome
Research by the Tomato Genome Consortium will help breeders identify important genes to deliver new varieties more quickly.
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Business collaborations impress Secretary of State
Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable visits The University of Nottingham to view work being done in collaboration with industry.
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World’s first liquid surfaces X-ray machine for University
During his visit Dr Cable announced funds for the world’s first Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy machine.
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New EPSRC/GSK Chair in Sustainable Chemistry
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and GlaxoSmithKline will jointly fund a Chair in Sustainable Chemistry based at the planned GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry.
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