My thanks and a look ahead to 2022

Season’s greetings from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my final research update of 2021. It feels particularly tough to be writing this as we face new challenges in getting through the pandemic and as we return to scenario planning for different eventualities. But there is also room for optimism. We continue to help drive …

Arts researchers double triumph at university Oscars

I’m delighted to share that Dr Heike Bartel (Cultures, Languages and Area Studies) won the THE Award for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In a ceremony last night, Heike was recognised for her work to raise awareness of eating disorders in males. The project ‘Hungry for Words’ has generated new resources …

Our message of hope at COP26: research can truly change the world

COP26, the United Nations Climate Conference, opens in Glasgow on 1 November, and I will be proud to lead a small delegation from our university at this incredibly important event. We will carry a message of hope. We face the greatest challenge of our time yet a common purpose and shared determination to deliver innovative, …

Next steps in research strategy consultation

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to our new academic year. I do hope you enjoyed a relaxing break over the summer. The new term is an opportunity to reflect and look to the future and I would like to remind you of an invitation from Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West to take part in the …

Double success as university researchers land UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Two researchers from the University Nottingham have been recognised as among the UK’s future science leaders by UK Research and Innovation. Dr Peter Millington from the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Chemistry’s Dr Liam Ball each receive a prestigious and highly competitive Future Leaders Fellowship, which aims to establish the careers …

Launch of Biodiscovery Institute: celebrating our research and wonderful people

By Professor Chris Denning The University of Nottingham’s Biodiscovery Institute officially opens on Monday 6 September, when Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West will welcome around 100 guests including senior leaders from industry, funding bodies and government. We are honoured that Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council Professor Fiona Watt will formally open the institute and …

Our gradual and careful approach for research as restrictions are lifted

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner We are reviewing our research activities following the lifting of Covid restrictions by the government. This will be a careful and gradual approach, ensuring your wellbeing remains our first priority. We continue to work very closely with public health officials, and our estates and health and safety teams are …

Why does a chromosome have a coat?  

Prestigious funding awards are helping Nottingham Research Fellow Dr Dan Booth reveal the link between cell defects and diseases such as cancer My research is focused on cell division, more specifically – how cells equally divide their chromosomes. This work is important because errors in this process can result in some cells having extra chromosomes …

Dame Jessica becomes Registrar at the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been announced as Registrar at the Academy of Medical Sciences. Dame Jessica will oversee the academy’s fellowship election, which recognises individuals who make exceptional contributions to the medical sciences, either in the form of original discovery or of sustained contributions to scholarship. The Academy …

Next steps in research strategy consultation, and tackling climate change

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Research strategy consultation We continue to make good progress towards developing the university’s new research strategy. We are reviewing your inputs into the green paper consultation and conversations at a series of faculty-led town halls (responses from 1,600 colleagues and around 500 attendees). Your insights are helping to identify …