Five ways in which University of Warwick staff and students are assisting in the response to the pandemic
|“There are many ways in which universities can actively assist in the response to the pandemic. Many of our staff and students have not just been asking how they can help but they have simply got on and done so. Here are just five of things those colleagues and students are doing now, some of whom are named below. I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them make note of what they have done to help. I hope very soon to be able to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times”
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick
Fabienne Bachtiger, a postgraduate at the University of Warwick, struck Silver at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her chemistry research, walking away with a £1,250 prize and medal.
University of Warwick researchers, working with a network of international collaborators, have discovered 23 previously unexplored compounds containing metals such as silver, manganese, zinc, ruthenium and iridium that have antibacterial and antifungal activity. The researchers from the University's Department of Chemistry contributed insights into iridium – the ‘dinosaur metal’ that they have previously shown can attack cancer cells when switched on by light and formed part of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Fancy learning about space science, making protein jelly, and lighting up a few LED circuits – all before you enjoy tea and cake?
An event at the University of Warwick this weekend (Sunday 8 March) will allow visitors to do just that.
Fancy tasting ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, building a wind turbine or dancing like a sound wave? Youngsters with a passion for science will be able to enjoy some real-life experiments at the University of Warwick’s Science Gala next week.