Month: March 2016


Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre – a truly remarkable building

Posted on 31 March 2016 by Dylan Jones

Eighteen months since the first spade-in-the-ground and we now have a brain imaging facility unique in Europe. In many ways it is an astonishing achievement that will place Cardiff University—without exaggeration—in a competitive position on the world stage in developing imaging techniques and in understanding how the body works—the brain primarily, but also how organs
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Science and Innovation Audit Success for GW4

Posted on 22 March 2016 by Hywel Thomas

There was good news in last week’s budget for the University, when Chancellor George Osbourne announced that a GW4-led consortium of businesses and organisations from across South East Wales and South West England had been selected to take part in the first wave of the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) Science and
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A leading role at Bio Wales

Posted on 16 March 2016 by Dylan Jones

Earlier this month I attended Bio Wales 2016 one of the UK’s leading Life Science conferences. Attracting over 600 leading academics and industry experts the event provides a unique opportunity to build new international collaborations and partnering opportunities. For the first time Cardiff University was named as lead sponsor for the event working closely with
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UEB 14 March 2016

Posted on 14 March 2016 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted with great sadness, the death of Professor Chris McGuigan and recognition of his huge contributions to the University including his role as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and the development of Cardiff’s REF submission. It was noted that the Minister for Finance and Government Business had launched FLEXIS earlier that day in the
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Talented women for a successful Wales

Posted on 14 March 2016 by Karen Holford

Tuesday 8th March marked International Women’s Day, and also the publication of a Welsh Government report on women in STEM, which was co-authored by myself and Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott of Swansea University. The report made a number of recommendations relating to education, recruitment, retention and promotion. The title of the report, ‘Talented Women for a
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UEB 7 March 2016

Posted on 7 March 2016 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted that that the National Software Academy received the ‘Collaborative Partnership prize’ at the recent ESTnet Awards for its partnership with Alacrity and the Welsh Government. It was noted that the College of BLS had been a main sponsor of the recent BioWales Conference which represented a step change in activity for this
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Half Marathon excitement

Posted on 3 March 2016 by Claire Sanders

Registration for mass participants in the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon has re-opened today by popular demand following the announcement of the Great Britain team for the event. The race, which will take place on Saturday 26 March, could be the largest athletics meeting in Wales since the 1958 Commonwealth Games. We have secured the
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Top awards for international researcher mobility

Posted on 3 March 2016 by Nora de Leeuw

Looking through the list of awards to Cardiff University from the Horizon 2020 programme, I was delighted to see four new European Fellowships awarded from the 2015 call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – very prestigious two-year research fellowships for internationally mobile researchers. The School of Physics and Astronomy scored a hat trick with three
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