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£1.3m doctoral scholarships in Global Sustainable Development for UK & EU students

The next generation of global sustainable development researchers is set to emerge thanks to a new kind of ‘transdisciplinary’ PhD programme at the University of Warwick for UK and EU students — made possible by £1,350,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.

 


Chemical clues in leaves can reveal ash tree resistance to deadly disease

Naturally occurring compounds in ash leaves could be linked to susceptibility of individual trees to the fungal disease ash dieback (ADB). But selecting trees with lower levels of these compounds and breeding for resistance could leave the UK ash tree population open to attack from invading insect pests in the future, according to scientists at the University of Warwick.


Aquatic robots can remove contaminant particles from water

Scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick, led by Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.

Mon 10 Aug 2020, 11:36 | Tags: Computers, WMG, Environment, ocean, BIOTECHNOLOGY, Sciences

University of Warwick’s Claire Lucas named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering

Claire Lucas from the University of Warwick is one of the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) awards, announced by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) today (23 June 2020). 

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 09:00 | Tags: women, Engineering, Environment, Prize, Athena Swan, work, STEM, Education

Minimum energy requirements for microbial communities to live predicted

A microbial community is a complex, dynamic system composed of hundreds of species and their interactions, they are found in oceans, soil, animal guts and plant roots. Each system feeds the Earth’s ecosystem and their own growth, as they each have their own metabolism that underpin biogeochemical cycles. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have produced an extendable thermodynamic model for simulating the dynamics of microbial communities.

Wed 06 May 2020, 09:28 | Tags: Plants, School of Life Sciences, Environment, bacteria, Sciences

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