View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine below.
A team of TIA researchers have published their study on a new deep learning algorithm that can pick up the molecular pathways and development of key mutations causing colorectal cancer more accurately than existing methods, meaning patients could benefit from targeted therapies with quicker turnaround times and at a lower cost. The research was funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the UHCW NHS Trust, University of Nottingham and WHO IARC. The study has just been published in the prestigious Lancet Digital Health journal.
Warwick Statistics has 9 new Turing Fellows
37 Warwick researchers have been named as Fellows of the Alan Turing Institute this year, including 9 colleagues from the Department of Statistics. Congratulations to Julia Brettschneider, Theo Damoulas, Paul Jenkins, Adam Johansen, Ioannis Kosmidis, Chenlei Leng, Gareth Roberts, Jim Smith and Yi Yu.
Terabotics project shortlisted for prestigious award
The Terabotics project, led by Professor Emma MacPherson, which aims to integrate terahertz technology with surgical robotics to help improve cancer diagnosis and treatment has been shortlisted for the Engineer's Collaborate to Innovate Awards 2021.
Find out more about Emma's Terahertz Research Group.
A new `self-writing' computer program learns to solve a key equation in computational chemistry.
Professor Hendrik Schaefer is part of expert delegation attending COP26
Environmental microbiologist Professor Hendrik Schaefer is one of 17 University of Warwick delegates taking their expertise to COP26. The university is one of a limited number of institutions to have been granted official observer status by the UN-led conference, which is being hosted by the UK.
Press release (20 October 2021)
Dr James Kermode has been appointed as the Director of the Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling.
Expert comment from Margot James, Executive Chair at WMG, in response to the Government’s Net Zero Strategy.
"The decarbonisation of personal transport, by moving to Electric Vehicles (EVs), will be a major contributor to delivering on this target as EVs become a viable option for the majority of consumers. Viability depends upon EVs being affordable and drivers having access to a reliable network of fast charging in urban and rural networks"
Find out more about the new National Skills Framework that has been created by WMG, The Faraday Institution and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult: New National Electrification Skills Framework and Forum could put the UK at the forefront of the green revolution News
Warwick mathematics ranked 21st in world in latest QS World University Rankings
The Warwick Mathematics Institute has been named as one of the world’s top mathematics departments by QS World University Rankings.
Overall, the University of Warwick has been named as one of the world’s top 100 universities for the study of 16 subjects, according to the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) examined 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities across the world.
The University of Warwick’s best performances were in Mathematics, and in Statistics, which were both ranked 21st in the world.
Evolutionary transcriptomics implicates new genes and pathways in human pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Dr Joanne Muter and Professor Jan Brosens collaborated with researchers in Chicago and Buffalo, USA, in a study that used comparative transcriptomics to reconstruct the evolutionary history of gene expression in the pregnant endometrium. The study identified hundreds of genes that were gained or lost in the womb lining of primate and human lineages. Genes that evolved to be expressed at the maternal-fetal interface in the human lineage were enriched for immune functions and diseases, such as preterm birth and pre-eclampsia. Read the paper here
Future leaders magazine selects final year students Rowchell Green and Michael Okojie as some of the “150 of the UK’s Most Outstanding African & African Caribbean Students and New Graduates”
Congratulations to our final year undergraduates, Rowchell Green and Michael Okojie, for being selected in the list of “150 of the UK’s Most Outstanding African & African Caribbean Students and New Graduates” by Future Leaders magazine. Rowchell is recognised for her work in Inspire, the society that tackles educational inequality in disadvantaged schools, and Micheal, for his work in Arts for Radio at Warwick, African and Caribbean Society and Black History Month. Check out more details at <https://www.flipsnack.com/futureleaders/future-leaders-2021-22-digi-version.html> (p.44 for Rowchell, p.46 for Michael).