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Success in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS)

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Success in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) for the School of Life Sciences
Date:
21/07/2022

Prof Liz Sockett FRS CBE

Date:
14/06/2022

BBC Four's: Secrets of Size

Date:
14/06/2022

Nottingham scientist receives ERC funding to unravel mystery of rapid cell division

Nottingham scientist receives ERC funding to unravel mystery of rapid cell division
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A scientist from the University of Nottingham has received nearly £2.5million from the European Research Council (ERC), to continue her research into the understanding of rapid atypical cell division, which could help to control transmission of malaria.
Date:
09/05/2022

Remembering Professor Sheila M. Gardiner (1954-2022)

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The School is very sad to announce that Professor Sheila Gardiner died on the 16th March 2022. Professor Gardiner was a long-serving and well-respected member of the University of Nottingham community.
Date:
07/04/2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Information about applying for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
Date:
06/08/2021

Research signals new treatment hope for Alzheimer's and dementia

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered a treatment that could potentially help to slow down the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Date:
23/03/2021

Two new research projects into motor neurone disease (MND)

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The new research studies will attempt to 'decode' protein signals in MND and develop our understanding of mental capacity in MND patients. The studies will be based in Nottingham and Edinburgh.
Date:
28/08/2020

Polymer-Harmful-Fungi

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham have developed a new way to control harmful fungi, without the need to use chemical bioactives like fungicides or antifungals.
Date:
08/06/2020

Faculty support for the fight against COVID-19

Faculty support for the fight against COVID-19
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How staff and students in the University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are helping during the coronavirus crisis.
Date:
03/04/2020

Globalise your degree course

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Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits. We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1 (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language.
Date:
17/09/2019

Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth

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How did a virgin fish become pregnant? Scientists have found the answer.
Date:
04/03/2019

Pink or brown? Humans struggle to identify snail shell shades

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How humans perceive colour - using snail shells as a guide.
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04/03/2019

Two genomes can be better than one for evolutionary adaptation

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A story on the natural phenomena of plants with 'supergenomes', and how they can thrive in hostile environments.
Date:
04/03/2019

Language Centre Module Enrolment: Spring semester 2019

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Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits. At the Language Centre we focus on providing language modules with the emphasis on communication. The modules are supported by the virtual learning environment Moodle, digital classrooms and a Self Access Centre for independent learning.We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Slovene and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1a (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language.
Date:
07/01/2019

New Director of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences

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Professor Chris Denning has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) as it undergoes a £23m expansion to underline its reputation as a hub of world-class interdisciplinary research.
Date:
27/09/2018

No monsters, but wonders

Date:
20/06/2018

COMPARE launch

Date:
19/04/2018

RIP Jeremy the lefty garden snail

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A 'one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died.
Date:
15/10/2017

Water contact angle is not a good predictor of biological responses to materials

Water contact angle is not a good predictor of biological responses to materials
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An article has just been published in Biointerphases to contextualize our recent polymer library observations in the wider literature of water contact angle (WCA) and surface energetics.
Date:
13/07/2017

We are gold!

Date:
26/06/2017

Babies' DNA affects mothers' risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, study finds

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A major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia – a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy.
Date:
20/06/2017

Top 40 in the world for Anatomy & Physiology

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The University of Nottingham has been placed in the global top 50 for Anatomy & Physiology according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
Date:
08/03/2017

Study finds 'double-crossing' protein could hinder disease therapies

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A paper published on 25 October finds a protein known for guarding against viral infections leads a double life, and can interfere with cell growth and the defence against parasites.
Date:
02/11/2016

Real-time selective sequencing using nanopore technology

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION sequencer enables selection of specific DNA molecules.
Date:
26/07/2016

ERAS Society World Congress Lecture

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4th annual ERAS world congress, Professor Paul Greenhaff gives lecture
Date:
25/05/2016

Impact Awards Success

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Knowledge Exchange & Impact awards success for Professor Jonathan Ball, news and current affairs category
Date:
24/05/2016

Lord Dearing Award Success 2016

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Lord Dearing award success for 2016
Date:
24/05/2016

We're going on a bug hunt!

Date:
24/05/2016

Gene lets animals tell left from right

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Angus Davison, Associate Professor and Reader in Evolutionary Genetics, has found a gene that defines left and right during embryonic development in snails and frogs.
Date:
04/03/2016

Nottingham to become Paget's Disease Centre of Excellence

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It's the second most common bone condition in the UK, affecting the lives of almost one million of us - yet the vast majority of people have never even heard of Paget's Disease. Now, Nottingham is to be officially recognised for its expertise in treating and researching this little known disorder.
Date:
22/01/2016

Scientists find key to malaria growth

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A new study, led by Prof Rita Tewari, about cyclins which cause cells to divide rapidly in the malaria parasite could lead to new treatments for malaria.
Date:
17/11/2015

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the future

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The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.
Date:
19/10/2015

International imaging success for SLIM

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Robert Markus, a member of the School of Life Sciences imaging (SLIM) team has just been awarded image of distinction for his two entries in the international Nikon small world imaging competition, and so was ranked in the top 60 entries worldwide.
Date:
15/10/2015

Chevening Scholarships

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Call for applications for Chevening Scholarships for one-year Postgraduate Taught Masters degree courses in UK. Closing date for scholarship applications is 3rd November 2015.
Date:
18/09/2015

Alzheimer's Research

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The Morgan Lab is at the forefront of human molecular genetics contributing to the development of much needed treatments for this disease.
Date:
06/08/2015

Water4Life project receives PhAMA's Award for Community Impact and Awareness

Water4Life project receives PhAMA's Award for Community Impact and Awareness
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Congratulations Kang Nee for receiveing the PhAMA's president Award for Community Impact and Awareness. The money will be donated back to the community's children via Kang Nee's next mission for climb for Life 2.
Date:
02/12/2014

Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

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A new study challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrate evolved.
Date:
16/04/2014

BIG Data - BIG Science

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Professor Kevin Morgan from the School of Life Sciences and his colleagues from the Nottingham Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Research Group made a substantial contribution in the discovery of 20 new genetic links to Alzheimer's Disease.
Date:
14/04/2014

What makes us left or right handed?

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Around 10 per cent of the UK is left handed — and that percentage remains consistent in many populations around the world. But why exactly someone is left or right handed remains unclear.
Date:
19/12/2013

University Executive Board Update 11

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This is the latest regular update from the University Executive Board (UEB, formerly known as Management Board), which aims to bring staff up to speed with recent developments and items discussed at UEB.
Date:
29/10/2013

Early Stage Researchers: A poster competition with cash prizes

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The overall aim of SET for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are the "engine-room" of continued progress in and development of UK research and R&D, and ultimately of UK plc.
Date:
18/10/2013

Miguel Cámara awarded a Guest Professorship by Jiangsu University

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Miguel Cámara has been awarded a Guest Professorship by Jiangsu University in China. The award ceremony took place on the 10th of October 2013.
Date:
17/10/2013

HERMES Call 6 Opened - New Category Announced

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A call is announced for applications to the latest round of HERMES Fellowship funding. Expressions of Interest should be submitted to David Southall before the deadline of 9am, Monday 28th October to allow shortlisting for full applications
Date:
16/10/2013

UK Fungus Day: Sunday 13 October

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As part of a series of over 40 events throughout the UK to celebrate the first ever 'UK Fungus Day', members of the Life Science Fungal Biology and Genetics group joined forces with the Nottinghamshire Fungus Group to host an event at Bestwood Country Park last Sunday 13th October.
Date:
16/10/2013

Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition - Support Chris Gaffney!

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Our very own Chris Gaffney is one of the University of Nottingham's two entries to the Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition (U21 3MT). This is an international competition and contestants have been ask to describe their PhD thesis in three minutes using just one slide
Date:
16/10/2013

University Executive Board: Update 10

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This is the latest regular update from the University Executive Board (UEB, formerly known as Management Board), which aims to bring staff up to speed with recent developments and items discussed at UEB.
Date:
16/10/2013

Re-writing the research on the treatment of infection

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A major breakthrough in the search for alternatives to antibiotics and the treatment of infection could provide microbiologists with a whole new insight into the way germs co-exist with or attack humans.
Date:
11/10/2013

Research grant awarded to School of Life Sciences immunologists

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A team of immunologists from the University of Nottingham led by Dr Ghaemmaghami have been awarded a research grant to develop new strategies to enhance the outcome of implants by modulating the function of the immune cells particularly macrophages.
Date:
07/10/2013

BBC News Link: Dlawer Ala'Aldeen: Stones and apples for changing Kurdistan's universities

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Prof Dlawer Ala'Aldeen had tomatoes, stones and apples thrown at him. He faced countless demonstrations.
Date:
03/10/2013

Colleagues raise over £2000 for Myeloma UK

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Jeanette Woolard and Amanda Wheal have raised over £2000 for Myeloma UK by completing the Robin Hood Half Marathon over the weekend (in a respectable time of 2 hours 07 minutes!).
Date:
02/10/2013

University Executive Board - Update 9

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This is the latest regular update from the University Executive Board (formerly known as Management Board), which aims to bring staff up to speed with recent developments and items discussed at UEB.
Date:
30/09/2013

Internal Research Funding Opportunities

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Nottingham Catalyst Partnership Fund is available to provide Academics and Research staff/students with the opportunity to develop working links with the public, charitable and community organisations with the purpose of sharing the benefits of University of Nottingham's research and/or to conduct joint research activity.
Date:
27/09/2013

Message from Chris Jagger, Chief Estates and Facilities Officer

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The following information is provided as a helpful update to the campus disruptions in the Engineering/Science areas caused by the tram and contractor activity.
Date:
27/09/2013

Visitors from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, 26th September

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We are delighted to welcome students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
Date:
26/09/2013

UK Genome Science Meeting 2013 - Meeting report

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Following on from the success of the previous 3 years' UK Next Generation Sequencing meetings, the 2013 UK Genome Science Meeting reached even greater heights when it was held at the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham for the 4th year running
Date:
23/09/2013

Restoring the collapsed human genome

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John Armour has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust on "Restoring the collapsed human genome".
Date:
23/09/2013

N-Spine 2013

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The Dissection Rooms recently hosted a series of cadaveric workshops as part of the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery at the Queens Medical Centre conference N-Spine 2013.
Date:
23/09/2013

The School of Life Sciences welcomes new undergraduates students

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The new School of Life Sciences are delighted to welcome its new intake of 300 Science students.
Date:
23/09/2013

Great North Run in aid of Breast Cancer Research

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Congratulations to First Year PhD student Hannah Somers (Lab C15, Med School) on completing the Great North Run last weekend, in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
Date:
18/09/2013

Liz Sockett awarded research study leave grant from the Leverhulme Trust

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Liz Sockett is on 12 months research sabbatical (until Sept 2014) funded by a Research Study Leave Grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
Date:
18/09/2013

SoLS Conference Fund

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Awards going to Devi Sagar, Jo Mallinson, Tim Constantin-Teodosiu, Amir Ghaemmaghami, Jess Tyson, Conrad Nieduszynski, Luisa Martinez-Pomares, and Mark Cole
Date:
17/09/2013

Daphne Jackson Fellowship

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Tamsin Majerus has been awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship to carry out research on the Comparative genomics of colour-pattern variation in the two-spot and ten-spot ladybirds.
Date:
17/09/2013

Australian Sabbatical

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Steve Hill has been awarded a Visiting Research Professorship by the Raine Medical Research Foundation to visit the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth.
Date:
16/09/2013

Zoology at Nottingham is top of the pops!

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The annual National Student Survey shows that BSc and MSci Zoology students at Nottingham rate their degree number one in the UK.
Date:
12/09/2013

 

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