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Nottingham researchers support Indonesian government to ramp-up COVID-19 testing and research

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have been working closely with Indonesia authorities to support the management of COVID-19 in the country. Members of the Nottingham-Indonesia Collaboration for Clinical Research and Training (NICCRAT) consortium, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, are advising government on areas such as COVID testing and research. The …

Fighting the war? Remembering twentieth century conflicts and responding to Covid-19

In the run up to VE Day @75 on Friday 8th May 2020, Dr Ross Wilson shares his thoughts on the references to war in contemporary reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic and how wartime experience could guide, inform and warn us. His free online talk about the trenches of WW1 takes place live at 5pm on …

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 …

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 …

I got interviewed by Kate Humble and now my kids think I’m a superstar!

In this blog, Dr Rachael Tarlinton from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science tells how her five minutes of fame on BBC Animal Park today, Thursday 22nd August 2019, has won her new respect from her harshest critics… her kids! My own miniature wildlife fanatics (aged 9 and 5) have of course …

Director General of the WHO visits the University of Nottingham

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) came back to his student roots last week when he visited the University to learn about its world-leading research and to meet nursing staff on the front-line of patient care at the Queen’s Medical Centre. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a University Alumnus, also received an Honorary …

Degree apprenticeship programme showcased by Health Education England

The University’s Advanced Clinical Practice degree apprenticeship has been showcased in a new video from Health Education England.  The video, filmed at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, examines how employers have worked in partnership with the University to develop a curriculum alongside students, service users and carers.   Degree apprenticeships enable levy-paying organisations to spend their apprenticeship levy and …

Nottingham Professor awarded Fellowship to study impact of Brexit on the UK’s financial services.

Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography, is one of nine new Senior Fellows who will share funding of £4.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She’ll be analysing the consequences of the UK’s changing relationship with Europe for the UK’s crucial financial services sector The Fellowship is part of the UK in …

Chief Nursing Officer visits student nurses’ leadership summit in Nottingham

The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, has spoken of the importance of teaching leadership skills to student nurses and midwives, at a special European conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. The EU funded European Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses and Midwives works to identify students with an aptitude for leadership and …

The dangers of everyday noise levels

This blog has been written by Dr Rebecca Dewey, a neuroimaging expert at the University of Nottingham. She is collaborating with the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) at …