12 Oct 2009
New Role for Chris Taylor as Associate Vice President for Research
Congratulations to Chris Taylor on his appointment as an Associate Vice President for Research, where he will have responsibilities relating to research strategy and policy. As direct communication between schools and university senior management sometimes seems to be rather limited and unidirectional, this appointment may provide some opportunities for the school to participate more fully in relevant agenda setting activities.
National Student Survey
Following the previous article on our somewhat improved performance in NSS, the full results are now available at: http://www.unistats.com/
Network Diseases: Linking Developmental Changes in Brain Connectivity with Neural Dynamics 14 Oct 09
Dr Marcus Kaiser.
14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4,
University Foundation day lecture 14 Oct
The University marks its foundation each year with a Foundation Lecture given by someone of renown. The President and Vice-Chancellor would like to invite as many members of staff as possible from across the University to attend this prestigious event.
The 2009 Foundation Lecture will be delivered by Professor
Sir John Sulston, Chair of the
The full programme is as follows:
Reception: 4.00pm University Place
Lecture: 4.30 pm University Place
If you are interested in attending, please request a ticket by emailing Lesley Sisson with your name, School and address. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
EPS Lay Summary Writing Competition Workshop 14 Oct 09
See “Prizes” below
MIB Explorations Across Campus 15 Oct 09
The MIB is holding an open event to raise awareness of its activities in the MIB Atrium and lecture theatre, with a view to identifying opportunities for collaborative research. We hope to be scheduling follow-up meetings at a school level shortly. Details of Thursday’s event are:
13.00 -Welcome address -Richard Winpenny
13.05 -Vicky Coker (SEAES)-Engineering novel functional materials using subsurface bacteria
13.25 -Sabine Flitsch (MIB) -Application of cytochromeP-450 in organic synthesis
13.45 -Ian Kinloch (Materials)–title to follow
14.05 -SteliosRigopoulos (MACE)-Population balance modelling of particulate systems in flows
14.25 -John McCarthy (MIB) -Man-made orthogonal biosystems
14.45 -Coffee break / Poster session
15.15 –David Broomhead (Mathematics) -It’s all in the timing: the calculus of events for systems biology
15.35 -Tom Waigh (Physics) -Enabling technologies in cellular biophysics
15.55 -Magnus Rattray (SCS) -Using models of transcriptional regulation to uncover gene regulatory networks
16.15 -Pedro Mendes (MIB) -Systems Biology Research at the MIB
16.35 -Erwin Reisner(Chemistry)-Bio-Inspired Visible Light Driven Hydrogen Production with [NiFeSe]-Hydrogenases
16.55 -General discussion led by John McCarthy
16.55 -Drinks reception
EPS Public Engagement Networking Lunch for Researchers 6 Nov 09
12:00-14:00, Kanaris Lecture Theatre
Public Engagement is
becoming an increasingly important factor in grant applications (impact
statements) and for the
Update in BBSRC Guidelines
When adding related proposals to BBSRC applications please note that applicants must now also submit an interim or final report on any related BBSRC research grant currently held by any of the applicants or completed in the last twelve months. Any applications received which do not include this report will not be accepted until such a report is available. A similar sanction will also be applied if when applying for funding as a continuation to a current research project, applicants do not submit the interim or final report from the existing project.
Royal Society Industry Fellowships Scheme Call for Applications 14 Oct 09
These appointments are funded by the Royal Society, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, Rolls-Royce plc and Astra Zeneca.
BBSRC New investigator scheme 14 Oct 09
The BBSRC new
investigator scheme assists early-career researchers to secure their first
major element of funding for research.
Share expertise and harness world-class research
capability by collaborating with international experts through the
Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Scheme.
The scheme enables
engineering researchers at UK Higher Education Institutions to travel to a
Chinese or Indian Institution, and China/India-based researchers to spend
time at a UK Institution.
EPS Lay Summary Writing Competition 16 Oct 09
This competition is for Research Staff & Postgraduate
Researchers. Can you communicate your research effectively to others? Can you
engage, inspire, or challenge the reader? Can you explain the science but
avoid the jargon? Can you make people care about what you research and why?
Then why not enter the EPS Lay Summary Writing Competition? Just give us 250 words about your research and you could win prizes of up to £200. You'll also be raising your own profile, that of your research and the University. Winners will be awarded prizes by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Deputy Vice President & Deputy Vice Chancellor - an advocate of good science communication at a Faculty-wide public engagement event.
Lay summary writing workshop:
- Wednesday 14th October 2009, 2-4,