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Ground-breaking Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre for Liverpool

25 May

The University of Liverpool has teamed up with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to create the first ever Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC) where service users co-design the innovations they need and want, alongside health professionals, researchers, industry partners, and public advisers. The Centre will be awarded £10.5 million of government funding from […]

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – The Winners

Fionnuala McCully, from the School of Environmental Sciences, was crowned winner of the 2023 University of Liverpool ‘Three Minute Thesis’ (3MT®) competition for her presentation `Lovebirds or loathebirds? Personality and divorce in an Arctic seabird’. Fionnuala received a prize of a £100 voucher and will go on to represent the University at the UK quarter […]

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Biotech entrepreneur awarded 2023 Potts Medal

22 May

University of Liverpool Masters graduate and biotech entrepreneur, Dr Sioned Jones, has been awarded this year’s Potts Medal. Dr Jones collected the award at a special ceremony that that was held in the Library, at the Guild of Students where she also delivered a lecture. Dr Jones, who graduated from the University with first class […]

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That’s a wrap: University looks back at Eurovision

19 May

This time last week, Liverpool was United by Music for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. With campus dressing, student learning opportunities and lots of singing, the University of Liverpool played a key role in contributing to this significant event. The party may be over, but the memories remain vivid and now the work begins to understand […]

University to establish £1M UK National Centre for Digital Heritage

18 May

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £1million funding to establish the UK’s first National Centre for Digital Heritage Research. The new Centre aims to make Liverpool a global leader in digital heritage research,  preservation and enterprise creating a digital heritage ecosystem and strategy for the Liverpool City Region. […]

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University welcomes Nufarm to discuss innovation and collaboration

17 May

Board members and other senior representatives from the global crop protection and seed technologies company, Nufarm, visited the University of Liverpool recently to discuss their longstanding collaboration in agrichemical innovations. University of Liverpool Professor of Chemistry Steve Rannard welcomed the delegation, led by Nufarm Managing Director & CEO Greg Hunt, to the University’s Materials Innovation […]

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Improving the research environment in the Horn of Africa

12 May

Researchers have published a study detailing the measures needed to improve One Health research in the Horn of Africa for the benefit of people, livestock and the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the importance of One Health – an approach calling for the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain […]

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University of Liverpool and NSG Group formalise partnership

10 May

The University of Liverpool and NSG Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership and further develop opportunities for collaboration. The MoU was signed at a ceremony in the University of Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) where the award of an Honorary Visiting Professorship to Professor Su Varma, NSG Group Academic […]

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King Charles III Coronation

5 May

The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort will take place 2023 at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 2023. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Professor Tim Jones, offered his congratulations on behalf of the University to King Charles III. Professor Jones said: “On behalf of our university community I would […]

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Study sheds light on a mitochondrial disease

4 May

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have figured out how mutations in a gene called FBXL4 can lead to an excess of mitophagy – the disposal of mitochondria, the ‘power stations’ within nearly all human cells. Defects in mitophagy have been linked to neurodegenerative ailments such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and many other pathophysiological […]

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Inspiring underrepresented students to explore biomedical research careers

University of Liverpool researchers partnered with the Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust and Everton in the Community to host an event at Goodison Park to inspire underrepresented students aged 14-16 to explore careers in biomedical research. My Aorta My Future aimed to promote diversity in biomedical sciences by encouraging students from low-income households and BAME communities […]

Brain shape has developed in parallel with its function throughout course of evolution, study finds

3 May

A new study published in Nature Communications sheds light on how the shape of the brain has developed in parallel with its function over the last 70 million years of its evolution among the lineage that includes modern humans. The study, which involves the University of Liverpool’s Professor Nathan Jeffery as a collaborator, has developed […]

University partners in new Microbials Accelerator Programme

2 May

The University of Liverpool is a core partner in a new Innovate UK-funded Microbials (Microbiome, Biofilms & Phage) Accelerator that is now accepting applications from SMEs for a programme of support to help scale their businesses and secure funding for the commercialisation of innovative microbial technologies. The University of Liverpool’s Microbiome Innovation Centre and the […]

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Honorary degree for Peter Johnson

27 April

One of Merseyside’s best-known businessmen and former owner of Everton and Tranmere Rovers football clubs, Peter Johnson, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Liverpool. Peter left school at 16 and became a trainee butcher in the family business before becoming a major supplier of Christmas hampers and founding the highly-successful Park […]

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Twilight zone at risk from climate change

New research involving University of Liverpool researchers suggests that life in the ocean’s “twilight zone” could decline dramatically due to climate change. The twilight zone (200m to 1,000m deep) gets very little light but is home to a wide variety of organisms and billions of tonnes of organic matter. The new study warns that climate […]

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Transforming Industries Inward Mission visits MIF

A delegation of Indian businesses and organisations visited the University of Liverpool as part of an Innovate UK inward mission to the Liverpool City Region. The aim of the mission was for Indian organisations operating in the Foundation Industries to form partnerships with UK business to discuss areas of cooperation and is aligned to an […]

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Liverpool begins first human trial of new Zika vaccine

26 April

The first participant has received a dose of a new Zika virus vaccine being trialled by the University of Liverpool at the Clinical Research Facility within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Although now not as prevalent as during its peak in 2016, Zika remains an ongoing threat, with thousands of cases of the mosquito-borne virus […]

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Flagship Liverpool birth cohort study opens for recruitment

25 April

A major birth cohort study tracing the lives of 10,000 Liverpool families to enable researchers, clinicians and policymakers to understand more about complex health issues opens today (Tuesday 25th April). Children Growing Up in Liverpool (C-GULL) is the first large scale birth cohort study in the Liverpool City Region, and will track 10,000 first born babies […]

New global research consortium to optimise antimicrobial use in humans

20 April

Research teams from institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America are coming together to form the Centres for Antimicrobial Optimisation Network (CAMO-Net). With up to £11m in funding from Wellcome, this ground-breaking consortium will support translational research to address a major driver of antimicrobial resistance, using a bespoke funding model to help enhance global […]

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New projects to tackle vector-borne diseases funded

New funding will enable scientists at the University of Liverpool to improve understanding of how changes in land use, climate and agriculture may increase the risk of diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes to animals and humans in the UK. Infections carried by ticks – including Lyme Disease as well as bacteria, parasites and viruses […]