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Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming?

BBC News talks to Dr Mike Tildesley about the possibility of a second wave and predicting when it might happen.

BBC News (24 June 2020)

Mon 29 Jun 2020, 17:55 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Six Months of Coronavirus: What Have We Learned?

Professor Andrew Easton discusses the last six months on TRT World:


Dr Tildesley talks to BBC News about plans to ease lockdown

Dr Mike Tildesley talks to BBC News about the UK government's plans to ease the lockdown, the need to maintain social distancing and the importance of the R number to stopping the spread of Covid-19.
(BBC News Channel - 10.05.2020)

Mon 11 May 2020, 11:42 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Researcher discusses slime mould on The One Show

On Tuesday 31 March, Ian Hands-Portman took part in The One Show discussing the networking ability of slime mould.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (item is 11 mins in).

Learn more about Slime Moulds.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 16:51 | Tags: Environmental Bioscience TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Professor Andrew Easton discusses the potential development of Covid-19

Andrew Easton, Emeritus Professor of virology from the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences, discusses the potential development of COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines live on anews (19 March 2020).

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11:02 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Dr Mike Tildesley discusses the coronavirus pandemic

Dr Mike Tildesley, Associate Professor of Life Sciences, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and what lessons can be learned from previous outbreaks of flu (TRT World Now, 18 March 2020).

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10:57 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Coronavirus:Your Questions

Dr Mike Tildesley answers viewers' questions about coronavirus on the BBC News Channel (Broadcast 09.03.2020).

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 13:26 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Professor Andrew Easton comments on the Coronavirus outbreak

Professor Andrew Easton talks live to Sky News about the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak:

Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:40 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Interview Faculty of Science

Seed collection conserves genetic diversity of vegetables

Listen to Dr Charlotte Allender discuss the need to conserve the genetic diversity of vegetables, and how this is being done at the University of Warwick's seed bank facility.

Radio discussion (28 Sept 2019)

The Warwick Genetic Resources Unit houses the UK Vegetable Genebank, a globally significant collection of around 14,000 seed samples of a range of vegetable crops.


How close are we to there being a British Baked Bean?

Prof Eric Holub being interviewed by the BBCDr David Gregory-Kumar from BBC Midlands Today reports on the harvest of the first full size field of a new variety of haricot bean bred by Professor Eric Holub for the UK's climate. Watch the report and read the press release

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:37 | Tags: Plant and Crop Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

A cure for the common cold?

Did you know that SLS researchers have been leading work to find cures for the common cold and influenza?

Listen as Professor Nigel Dimmock discusses his career and his new antiviral research on the BBC.

Download or listen online bbc.in/2GA7W74


When and how did we first start to domesticate wild plants?

Professor Robin Allaby talks to CrowdScience on the BBC World Service and explains all.

Listen to bbc.in/2JV7jpV (Interview starts at approx 5:28).


Sprout science

SproutsOn Monday 18 December, Dr Guy Barker spoke on BBC Midlands Today on how Warwick Crop Centre are improving sprouts through traditional plant breeding. Watch www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jg8fl/midlands-today-evening-news-18122017 (from 23 minutes)

Dr Barker also spoke with Phil Upton on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, describing how researchers are utilising genetic diversity from the UK Vegetable Genebank to enhance the appearance, quality and resistance of sprouts. Listen at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nlj64 (1:41-1:45)

 


Antibiotics and farming

Liz WellingtonProfessor Elizabeth Wellington talks to Adam Rutherford on BBC Radio 4 about how the agricultural use of antibiotics is contributing to the global spread of resistance to them on this week's Inside Science: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0977v58 

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 11:23 | Tags: Environmental Bioscience TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Learn more about your vegetables

charlotte_with_carrotsOn Tuesday 6 January, Dr Charlotte Allender from Warwick Crop Centre shared her vegetable knowledge with BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's Phil Upton.

Listen on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fqlqy (from approx 2:17)

Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:10 | Tags: TV/Radio, Crop Centre, Research

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire interview Crop Centre about vegetable research

Glasshouse onionsOn Monday 27th May BBC Coventry and Warwickshire interviewed academics from Warwick Crop Centre to find out about the vegetable research taking place on the Wellesbourne site.

Dr Rosemary Collier, Director of Warwick Crop Centre, describes the establishment of crop research at Wellesbourne in response to post-war pressure for food production and the changes that have taken place leading to the development of the Centre as it is today.

Dr Graham Teakle, a plant geneticist, gives an insight into some of the research projects currently being undertaken to improve crop yields.

Listen to the interview on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018syq0 (The Crop Centre item is 1hr 22 mins into the programme).

Related links:
Warwick Crop Centre
Dr Rosemary Collier
Dr Graham Teakle

Tue 28 May 2013, 13:41 | Tags: TV/Radio

Testing the heat of chillis

Analytical chemist Andy Jukes, from Warwick Crop Centre, describes the analysis of heat in chillis on the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme 'Chilli Britannia'.

Broadcast on Sunday 14 April 2013.

Mon 15 Apr 2013, 09:35 | Tags: TV/Radio, Crop Centre