Climate change: we are determined to make a difference

Research update from Professor Neil Crout As world leaders return from COP27 in Egypt, I am pleased to share news of how our researchers are delivering climate solutions that are having impact at local, national and global level, from a new energy system set to reduce carbon emissions and homeowners’ bills at an award-winning community …

Taming microbes at the University’s Biodiscovery Institute

On 12 May the University is officially opening its £100 million Biodiscovery Institute.  In the first of a series of blogs, its Director Chris Denning wrote on Valentine’s Day about how the Institute’s expertise in regenerative medicine will help cure broken hearts though its world-leading stem cell research.  Today we’re highlighting another area of cross-disciplinary expertise that will be showcased to colleagues and visitors …

Medical devices that bacteria can’t grip

In 2012, a team from the schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham discovered a bacteria-resistant material. Six years on, the project has taken that ground-breaking discovery and translated it into a CE-certified, bacteria-resistant catheter, which is being trialled in six hospitals across the UK. Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces, …