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Biodiversity - helping to secure our food - May 2010

Dr Simon Potts, Principle Research Fellow at the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, University of Reading, explains why it is vitally important for human health to ensure biodiversity is at the top of our agenda.

Reading research front page in New Scientist - March 2010

Key evolutionary research carried out by Professor Mark Pagel has been published in the journal Nature and has made front page news in the popular science magazine 'New Scientist'.  

Why do we need food scientists and technologists? -October 2009

Professor Bob Rastall from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences discusses the importace of food science and technology.  

Nutrient Imbalances in Agricultural Development - June 2009

Professor Penny Johnes, Director of the Aquatic Environments Research Centre at the University, is co-author of a recent study in the journal Science, which highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use.

Can a machine think? - results from the 18th Loebner Prize contest - May 2009

Huma Shah and Professor Kevin Warwick describe the day and discuss the results from the recent Loebner Prize contest which was hosted by the University’s School of Systems Engineering.

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS - March 2009

Dr Ruth Evans discusses recent research which explored the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who care for a parent with HIV in the global North and South.

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Successful Pharmacy summer placement - February 2010

Research carried out by a Pharmacy student whilst on a summer placement has been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Soft Matter.

Walker Institute scientists advise Government on the potential impacts of a 4 deg C rise in global temperature October 2009

Professors Nigel Arnell and Tim Wheeler from the University's Walker Institute have contributed to a map for the UK Government showing the potential impacts of a 4°C rise in global temperature.

The South East Hub for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET has moved to the University of Reading - September 2009

The South East Hub of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) helps to support women working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) by providing a range of advice and services, to individuals and organisations in the South East area.

Readings research outputs online - July 2009

Our institutional repository, CentAUR, will come online in 2010, and will be available worldwide via the internet.

Reading scientist first to use FIGARO to improve our understanding of cloud formation - May 2009

Dr Christian Pfrang, an RCUK Academic Fellow from the University of Reading, recently led the first experiment on FIGARO, a new piece of equipment at Institut Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France)...

Students compete in prestigious Science and Engineering competition - March 2009

Three University of Reading students have been selected to compete in the SET for BRITAIN awards at the House of Commons...

University Professor inspires young scientist - March 2009

University of Reading's Professor Kevin Warwick was today cited as being the inspiration of the National Young Scientist of the Year Peter Hatfield.

Reading PhD thesis awarded the Lord Bryce Prize - February 2009

Emmanuel Sigalas from the School of Politics and International Relations has been awarded the Lord Bryce Prize for 2009. 

2008 archive


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