News Archive - 2008

18 December 2008: International excellence of Food Biosciences research recognised by national assessment exercise

The Department has been recognised as providing high quality research across a broad spectrum of food bioscience disciplines ..

18 December 2008: BBC appearance for sensory scientist who explains why some people hate Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are the traditional vegetable to have with the main Christmas dinner.But it is well known that ..

8 December 2008: Research team wins BBSRC best young entrepreneur title

BBSRC Entrepreneur Team 2008 - smallA team of bioscientists from the University have today been rewarded for their exceptional entrepreneurial skills as they were crowned winners of a national competition ..

6 December 2008: Department reluctantly decides to withdraw the BSc Biotechnology programme

After several years of low recruitment, the Faculty and the University have agreed to the proposal from the Department ..

12 November 2008: University films feature top Food Biosciences researchers

As one of the leading research departments at the University of Reading, the Department of Food Biosciences has been involved in the preparation of some promotional films ..

20 October 2008: Winning formula developed by PhD researcher selected for its business potential

Budding entrepreneurs from the CommercialiSE Fellows Training Programme presented their business plans ..

6 October 2008: Department welcomes record numbers of new students

Student numbers have increased again this year with both our undergraduate and master's programmes attracting record numbers ..

8 September 2008: Department joins leading market research group to create new Sensory Science Centre

The University of Reading and the independent market research group MMR Research Worldwide Ltd, are pleased to announce ..

7 August 2008: Department welcomes new group of students from China

Our link scheme with Henan University in China continues to flourish. ..

4 July 2008: Teaching support takes lecturer on visits to Chile and Spain

This summer Dr Paula Jauregi was invited to visit the School of Biochemical Engineering at the Catholic University of Valparaíso ..

28 April 2008: Promotions announced for Drs Richard Frazier and Jeremy Spencer

The annual round of promotions at the University is always competitive ..

27 April 2008: Death of dairy microbiologist, retired lecturer Dr Richard Robinson

It is with great sadness that we report the death last week of Richard Robinson ..

24 April 2008: Professor Niranjan in Chile for International Congress on Engineering and Food

Professor Niranjan has this week been attending ..

21 April 2008: Project to develop confectionary with natural colours links Department with specialist food business

The Department has been awarded another grant to link it with a food company ..

16 April 2008: American Chemical Society recognises achievements of Professor Don Mottram

Each year the American Chemical Society (ACS) makes awards to key scientists ..

14 April 2008: International students rank the University as top for learning experience

The University of Reading has been ranked No 1 .. 

Leo Pyle

4 April 2008: Tragic Death of Emeritus Professor Leo Pyle

We regret to announce the sudden death of Leo Pyle ..

4 April 2008: Department helps Nottinghamshire school students gain notable science award

A group of 6th formers from Nottingham Girls High School ..

13 March 2008: Final year food students show off their product development skills

Our final year food students (from all our food-based programmes) follow a module on food product development ..

7 February 2008: Professor Rowland in Germany to address Life Stage Nutrition conference

Professor Ian Rowland, Head of Human Nutrition in the Department ..

3 February 2008: Country of origin labelling rules explained on BBC television

The rules on food labelling are complex. There is increasing pressure ..

23 January 2008: Food Society Chinese New Year Party

The Food Society held a Chinese New Year Party this evening .. 

20 January 2008: International experience for PhD student

One of our second-year PhD students ..

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