Article co-authored by Matilda Katan highlights the importance of embracing virtual reality by the higher education community
Authors of the article published in the Times Higher Education in May argue that failure to engage by universities with immersive technologies presents a wasted opportunity. These innovations have the potential to enhance interactions with external stakeholders and alumni and can be employed to aid greater research and education integration.
Publication date: 12 July 2018
Professor Andres Ramos (research profile) has been awarded an MRC Program grant entitled: 'Molecular mechanisms regulating mRNA transport and local translation in neurons'.
The research will investigate the crucial role played by RNA binding proteins in the regulation of the transport and translation of mRNAs in dendritic and axonal locations. The regulation of mRNA translation in space and time creates distinct local biochemical environments in the cell, which are essential in mediating inter-neuronal communication and establishing neuronal networks. This MRC programme is a collaboration between groups at ISMB, the UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, the Francis Crick Institute, the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The grant will run from 2018 to 2023.
Publication date: 5 July 2018
A low-cost, easy-to-use sensor to measure arsenic levels in water has been developed by researchers at University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London, with BBSRC funding.
Publication date: 20 February 2018
We are pleased to announce Dr Filipe Cabreiro has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Young Investigators award in recognition to his exceptional research and scientific potential.
Through the programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best researchers under 40 years of age who are in the process of establishing their own laboratory.
In the most recent round of applications the programme received 224 eligible applications out of which 28 young researchers were selected to join a network of 47 current Young Investigators.
Please join us in congratulating Dr Cabreiro.
Publication date: 31 October 2017
Please join us in congratulating Drs Suzanne Ruddy (SMB) and Elvira Mambetisaeva (GEE) who have received their HEA/UCL Arena Certificates - Senior Fellowship and Fellowship accordingly.
UCL Arena is UCL's professional development pathway for teaching: a scheme of awards accredited by the Higher Education Academy giving teaching and support staff nationally recognised fellowships.
Publication date: 19 September 2017
People with low iron levels may be at greater risk of heart disease, according to a new study involving UCL scientists.
Researchers analysing genetic data have uncovered a potential protective effect of iron in coronary artery disease, suggesting that having a higher iron status reduces a person’s risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), a type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) where clogged arteries reduce the amount of blood reaching the heart.
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Publication date: 11 July 2017
We are very pleased to announce Drs Hansen’s and Lowe’s research work has been recognised and rewarded in the recent round of Academic promotions.
Publication date: 23 June 2017