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In-depth coverage of globally influential initiatives from academic and research institutes in Cambridge & the East of England.

TGAC leads research to identify animal-human transmitted diseases

TGAC-RichardThe Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich will lead research into the development of bioinformatics to support the identification and characterisation of viruses through metagenomics.

MRC hands £25 million to Cambridge for disease research

Patrick-MaxwellUK Chancellor George Osborne has hailed a Cambridge led initiative to combat cancer, dementia and other diseases and conditions through a £25 million clinical research venture which includes a focus on personalised medicines.

Honorary business doctorate for Alan Barrell

Alan-Barrell-ARUProfessor Alan Barrell, a passionate ambassador internationally for Cambridge and the East of England, has received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.

Peiperl accepts Cranfield University role

Prof-Maury-PeiperlPrinceton and Harvard alumnus and ex-Wall Street guru Professor Maury Peiperl has accepted the post of pro-vice-chancellor and director of the School of Management at Cranfield University.

AZ and University build historic Cambridge research ecosystem

Bahija-JallalAstraZeneca and Cambridge University have shaken hands on arguably the biggest life science-academia collaboration programme the UK has ever witnessed.

Cambridge University steps up long-horizon investment

Judge director, Professor Christoph LochCambridge University Judge Business School’s Centre for Endowment Asset Management has entered into a five-year partnership with Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon.

Invasive ladybirds are real city slickers

Harlequin-by-Barnaby-SmithNew research carried out by Anglia Ruskin University scientist Dr Peter Brown shows that the invasive harlequin ladybird has a preference for Britain’s towns and cities.

LED technology set to light up the planet

Prof-Sir-Colin-HumphreysCambridge University researchers are working with UK manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors to craft a revolution in LED lighting in the home and workplace. The researchers are also looking at long-term applications for the technology that extend from biomedicine to power electronics.

Cambridge creates climate change innovation centre

BAS-penguinsAn innovation centre focusing on technology that can help combat climate change and challenging environments is being created in Cambridge UK and will carry planet-wide significance.

Biology award for Cambridge scientist

Kate-McAllisterUniversity of Cambridge neuroscience PhD student, Kate McAllister has won The New Researcher Prize from The Society of Biology.

Finnish university picks Cambridge brainpower

cfel-shai-diplomaCambridge University expertise is being harnessed by a top seat of learning in Finland to leverage the power of entrepreneurship for economic growth.

Cambridge PhD students on coding mission

Raoul-Gabriel-UrmaA group of philanthropic PhD students pushing the importance of coding for generations of young people are seeking financial help to accelerate their plans for workshops that over time could help hundreds of kids hack their way to engineering roles in a brave new technology world.

Computer kids urged to join California code rush

Sherry-Coutu-at-NerveParents, teachers and youngsters in Cambridge and across the UK are being urged to engage with a special computer coding competition that will climax with a high profile California showcase.

Better than Harvard but Oxford pricks Cambridge bubble

800px-KingsCollegeChapelWesJust days after being named the second best research university on the planet - ahead of Harvard and beaten only by MIT – Cambridge is forced to share top spot with ‘the other place’ Oxford in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

Super sieves to capture greenhouse gases

molecular-sieveCambridge University researchers have developed advanced and powerful molecular ‘sieves’ which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Genetic clue to heart disease

Nicole-OranzoCambridge scientists working with UK colleagues have discovered a rare gene variant that could lead to novel therapies to cut the risk of heart disease.

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