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Birmingham chemists lead on safer, more effective pharmaceuticals

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Professor Nigel Simpkins, the University of Birmingham's Haworth Chair of Chemistry, has had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science, entitled 'Highly enantioselective access to diketopiperazines via cinchona alkaloid catalysed Michael additions'. The paper, co-authored with Alejandro Cabanillas, Christopher D Davies and Louise Male, is the result of a collaborative PhD studentship with AstraZeneca, which is continuing the collaboration with both a new studentship and a postdoctoral researcher who will work at the AstraZeneca site near Manchester.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham

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Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd presented a free seminar on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology, supported by the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 April 2015. The University of Birmingham are selected partners with Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, aiming to develop a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country's need for stable and sustainable low carbon energy.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Hydrogen Energy promises to be a major player in the transport of the future

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Queuing at a filling station could become a thing of the past if new-generation hydrogen-fuelled cars take to the road. Innovative research being carried out by Professor David Book could see drivers refuelling their vehicles at home.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Pint of Science Festival 2015

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Leading academics from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in the Pint of Science Festival across two venues in Birmingham City Centre from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 May 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

Helping position Europe at forefront of nuclear energy sector: Birmingham hosts decommissioning seminar

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The University of Birmingham and the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted a one-off international seminar last week on "Education and Training in Nuclear Decommissioning".

Water for the Worlds: Cutting-edge research provides rapid water quality analysis

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Cutting-edge research carried out by Birmingham's Professor John Bridgeman could make a significant difference: he and his team have been working on a quick, novel and robust way of determining water quality, and have developed an optical water-testing device that has the potential to save millions of lives.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Lighting up molecular interactions with metals: New approaches to improving diagnosis and drug delivery

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Early diagnosis and effective drug delivery is often the key to successfully treating potentially life-threatening diseases. Professor Zoe Pikramenou's pioneering research is leading on the design of molecules and nanosized labels which can track and direct biomolecular processes, which could have huge impact on the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

Team UoB3 win Npower Forecasting Challenge

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Three talented Mathematic students Garinder Shankrowalia, Iain Sharpe and John Ellis from the University of Birmingham led team UoB3 to victory in the Npower Forecasting Challenge. Winners were announced on Monday 23 March 2015
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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