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'Hidden Half' plant biologist elected Fellow of Royal Society

Description
A plant biologist from the University of Nottingham who is pioneering research to reveal how root systems work has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Date:
30/04/2020

PHDs cement international collaboration

Description
Six new PhDs announced by the University of Adelaide strengthen the long-term collaboration with the University of Nottingham, UK.
Date:
25/03/2020

Cath Rees awarded Cream Award for innovation

Description
Cath Rees and colleagues from PBD Biotech Ltd were awarded the Cream Award for their new tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic test at Dairy Tech, a dairy industry trade event, on 5th Feb. The Cream Awards promote best practice and recognise the brightest and best businesses and people across the dairy industry.
Date:
24/03/2020

Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage

Description
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases than mature plantations.
Date:
19/03/2020

New research shows sustainability can be a selling point for new ingredients

Description
Researchers from the School of Biosciences have carried out the first UK consumer study on the use of Bambara Groundnut as an ingredient in products. The research has shown that sharing information on sustainable features increased consumers' positive emotional connection to food.
Date:
19/03/2020

Sticky antibiotic provides glue for successful treatment

Description
Dr Mary Phillip-Jones, Associate Professor in the National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, based in Biosciences, has led research which made a discovery that will pave the way for the development of more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs.
Date:
19/03/2020

Sugar gets the red light from consumers in new study

Description
Researchers form the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics have found that sugar content is the most important factor for people when making healthy food choices - overriding fat and salt.
Date:
19/03/2020

World Soils Day

World Soils Day
Description
Thursday 5th December is World Soils Day, an annual focusing of attention on the importance of soil
Date:
04/12/2019

Biotechnology undergraduates win gold medal at iGEM 2019

Description
Undergraduate students studying biotechnology were part of the team which won a gold medal at the iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA.
Date:
02/12/2019

Chloe Dunne, a PhD in Agricultural Systems and Management student, has been awarded a National Agricultural Award

Description
Chloe, who is studying for a PhD in Agricultural Systems and Management, is one of four students from across the UK to have been awarded a 'Centenary Award' bursary from The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.
Date:
01/11/2019
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