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Fourth Multi Million Science and Innovation Award for University of Warwick

The University Of Warwick has just been awarded £4 Million under the government’s Science and Innovation scheme to develop a new Centre in Analytical Science.  The Centre will develop new analytical approaches and use the very latest technology and techniques in scientific measurement and data analysis. The Centre will bring together scientists from broadly across the University to pool their expertise being led from Chemistry, but including computer scientists, physicists, life scientists, medical researchers, statisticians, and engineers.

Together they will work with the latest data analysis techniques and advanced equipment such as mass spectrometers and state of the art microscopy that open up new understandings on a vast range of ranges from Drugs and cell biology to plastics to nanoscale sensors.   
The purpose of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Science and Innovation Awards is to secure strategically important research areas that are largely absent or 'at risk' in the UK. They are large, long-term grants supporting new staff to develop research groups, with commitment from the host Higher Education Institution(s) to continue support after the end of the grant.  
This is not the Science and Innovation Awards Scheme’s first award to the University of Warwick. It has been previously successful in three bids to create new centres of excellence in statistical methodology, discrete mathematics and fusion plasma physics. This makes Warwick one of the most successful Universities at winning bids under this national programme and  signals Warwick’s vigorous commitment to building UK science capacity in partnership with Research Councils and HEFCE.  

For more information please contact:           



Professor Mark Smith, University of Warwick
Tel: 024 76 522380

Peter Dunn, Press and Media Relations Manager,
University of Warwick,  024 76 523708 or 007767 655860

PR113 PJD  20th December 2007