Research video gallery - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Academics from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences take the challenge of describing their research in 60 seconds.

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Investigating why dinosaurs were so incredibly successful for such a long period of time
Discovering the genetic mechanisms driving lung cancer
Understanding and modelling how plants grow at a molecular and biophysical level

Measuring environmental stress by studying animals at the molecular level
Developing drugs to prevent attachment of bacteria to body tissue
60 seconds with Professor David HannahUnderstanding events such as floods and droughts in their climatic context

Using Big Data to model the geographical distribution of the
digital economy
Investigating the environmental pressures affecting woodlands and forests in the UK and across the world
Understanding past climates to help inform predictions for the future

Researching how the nervous system is formed and how it works
Determining how the brain converts sensory signals into a perception
How people use imagination to think about possibilities and solve problems

Helping young people have positive experiences in physical education, sport and physical activity
Finding ways to reduce physical inactivity and support healthy
eating behaviours
Using urban creativity to improve 
social, environmental and economic wellbeing

Studying what makes tiny nanoparticles so reactive
Using plants as pollution filters to help makes cities cleaner
Studying how stress and depression affects the immune system

How the brain learns new skills to support recovery from brain injury
The psychology of diet 
Researching the problems of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Finding better vaccines in the fight against tuberculosis
Helping epileptic women make best healthcare decisions when pregnant
Creating a handheld disease detector

Training the trainers: enabling sport coaches to promote wellbeing 
Researching the impact of weather and climate on the built environment