“Digitising chemistry — transforming chemistry into code to make it recordable, reproducible, and shareable — is not about replacing the organic chemist; it’s about giving them a handy chemical calculator. “ Find out here about the promising potential for automation in chemistry research.
As part of the SIU ‘From Idea to Start-up’ event series, SIULondon hosted speakers to share their expertise on the topic of exploring the therapeutic potential of genetic engineering. Read on to learn about innovative companies Shift Bioscience, Touchlight Genetics and more…
SIUOxford recently partnered with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society to host the Inaugural Space Panel. In Part 3, we heard from Jan Wörner, Director General of the Eurorpean Space Agency (ESA). Read on to learn about the role of the ESA in the new Space 4.0 era.
SIUOxford recently partnered with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society to host the Inaugural Space Panel. In Part 2, we heard from Katerina Lengold, founder of Image Airy and current CEO of Limpid. Read on about her journey as a young entrepreneur in the space sector and her new ventures into revolutionising the process of start-up fundraising.
SIUOxford recently partnered with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society to host the Inaugural Space Panel. In Part 1, we heard from Dr Graham Turnock, CEO of the UK Space Agency. Read on to learn more about how the agency supports the booming UK space sector.
Could there be some truth in Hippocrates’ belief that all disease begins in the gut? Recent research is showing us that there is an evident link between gut microbiota and microglial cells in the central nervous system. Read on here to find out more about this association and its importance to neurological function.
We recently spoke to Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics and Head Deputy of the Department of Law at Queen Mary University to learn more about the importance of addressing ethical questions in the emerging field of genetic engineering. Read on for more.
Smarter healthcare is more personalized healthcare. Can we achieve this by connecting individuals with the broader healthcare system via the Internet of Things (IoT)? And how can Big Data be used to improve patient centricity. Read on here for more.
We recently spoke to Carlos Boto, Co-founder and CSO of doDOC, a new document creation and management platform for academia and industry. Read on to find out more about doDOC and how Carlos transitioned from his PhD to co-founding a startup.
Will biotherapeutics become the new generation of drugs for treating Alzheimer’s disease? And how is this disease linked to inflammation in the brain? Read on here for more….
For the first time, SIUOxford went on tour! We visited the Oxford BioEscalator- a space for biomedical start-ups to set up their research.
SIUOxford looked to the local start-up scene at the University of Oxford and welcomed Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Oxbotica to our recent event. What do these companies offer, what is their background story and what can we learn from their journey to today’s success?
In the fight against cancer, researchers are turning to innovative ways to strengthen the immune system’s response to cancer cells. Recently, 3D biomaterial scaffolds are being incorporated into cancer vaccines. Read on here for more…
Together with OxFEST and St. Anne’s College, SIUOxford welcomed three speakers to give their insights into the importance of gender equality in academic research environments. What are institutions and individuals doing to tackle this issue and is there evident progress?
Can a tasty high fat, high carb Western diet do harm to our bodies by unnecessarily activating the immune system? A study published this year in Cell shows that this could in fact be true. Read on here for more…
Seems like we are thinking a lot about sleep lately. Here, we take a look at obstructive sleep apnea and the new FDA-approved, surgically implanted medical device that is promising to offer effective treatment for this disorder by upper air-way stimulation.
How do animals, plants and even bacteria function without clocks and alarms? We now know this is down to the level of genetics, and humans too have circadian rhythms. But our modern lifetyle is disrupting this, with noticeable consequences. Is there room for innovation to fix the problem? Read here for more….
This September marks the 7th World Alzheimer’s month. In this article, biomarkers for Alzheimer’s are reviewed and we learn more about the innovative game Sea Hero Quest, the crowdsourcing neuroscience project supporting Alzheimer’s research.
For Part II of our event series on the UK-China ecosystem for science and technology development, our speakers presented the emerging area of contract research organizations and also highlighted academic initatives such as OSCAR, a university of Oxford led facility established in Suzhou, China.