Technician career case study
Dr Sarah Bennett talks to TALENT about her career path to becoming the WISB Research Technology Facility Manager. TALENT is a project which leads and influences change to advance status and opportunity for technical skills, roles and careers in UK higher education and research. Watch Sarah's story
SLS students represent University of Warwick at Botanical University Challenge
The room was full of tension and enthusiasm on Wednesday 16 February as Warwick’s team, Pistils at Dawn, entered this year’s Botanical University Challenge (BUC). Pistils at Dawn fought well in the closely run competition, coming 11th out of the 18 institutions that entered. Only 4 points separated Pistils at Dawn from the top eight teams, which went on to compete in the finals on 23 February. The Challenge organiser, Dr Jonathan Mitchley sent team Pistils at Dawn “huge commiserations for such a close shave” and told the team to “be proud, very proud” as they were the first ever team to enter for the University of Warwick.
Co-captains Jamie Pike and Annabelle de Vries, along with Andy Gladman, Stefania Luca, and reserve Andis Gyori László, were quizzed on a broad range of botanical subjects including botanical literature and art, plant identification, and national flags! The team hopes to enter again next year, with eyes set on top place. You can see how well you fair and meet the teams by visiting the BUC YouTube channel.
“The future of women in STEM is bright but not secure”: Warwick climate scientist
Four female climate scientists from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (Maria Rehman, Mst Atikunnaher, Manpreet Kaur Saini and Udvashita Chakraborty) - who are currently pursuing postgraduate studies in SLS thanks to 'Women in STEM’ scholarships - share their experiences and reflections on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Press release (11 February 2022)
Warwick Women in Science event - Friday 11 February 2022
On Friday 11 February, Anna Ceesay, a second year Biochemist, and Outreach Officer for Warwick's Biological Society, is joining a Virtual Q&A panel to celebrate Women in Science at Warwick. The day marks the sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science; a day designed to promote full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls. The live panel event will give the opportunity to meet some of the women in our Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and ask them any questions about Science at Warwick. Find out more
Kindness on Campus
Congratulations to Nikki Glover, our Deputy Educational Support Services Manager, who was commended for her acts of kindness in the recent Kindness on Campus Awards.
Find out more about the awards
Jim Brewster Scholarship 2021
This year the Jim Brewster Scholarship has been awarded to Huidong Liu, a PhD student with Dr Steve Jackson. The scholarship is awarded to a School of Life Sciences PhD student in their second year of research, whose work relates to crop improvement. Huidong's PhD project is looking at 'Manipulation of flowering time in Carrot by gene editing'.
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Ancientbiotics - Dr Freya Harrison's WH Pierce Prize 2021 lecture
In 2021 the Society for Applied Microbiology presented Dr Freya Harrison with the WH Pierce Prize, which they award annually to an academic at an early stage in their career who has already made a significant contribution to microbiology.
Watch Freya's award lecture (19 January 2022)
Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS)
In January, PGR student Chitra Joshi took part in GYSS 2022 where she presented her work to a global audience and interacted with Nobel Prize winners. Chitra is studying for a PhD in 'Structural and functional characterization of the major auxin uptake carrier AUX1 protein'.
'In this annual science summit, I got an opportunity to have an informal chat with Professor Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize Winner 2009, Chemistry) which was a great inspiration and cherish-able lifetime's memory. I also had an opportunity to interact with other Nobel Prize Winners in plenary lecture and panel discussion sessions. Overall, this was a great learning experience, and I am grateful to SLS to nominate me as a potential candidate for the Summit.'
Find out more about GYSS
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award winners 2021
Professor Johannes Boltze and Professor Phil Young both received commendation at the inaugural Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards. These awards recognise the outstanding contribution to the enhancement of equality, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to building more inclusive environments and experiences through everyday behaviours at the University of Warwick.
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5 questions with Johannes Boltze - find out about the work and story behind his award.