2018 Issue

Mark Corbett / A catalyst for cleaner growth

Autumn 2018 IssueWords by Mark Corbett Illustration by Steve McCabe In June 2018 the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum launched A National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030. One of its co-authors, Dr Mark Corbett, Project Manager of CoEBio3 at the University, explains how this technology is central to UK plans for clean growth. Nationally and internationally,

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Alan Turing / 80 years since a heroic enigma joined us

Spring 2018 Issue Words by Angela Barlow Image by Jim McDougall Wartime codebreaker, computing pioneer, mathematical genius and LGBT icon – Alan Turing means much to many people. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Turing joining the University. A remarkable individual, Turing had helped to end World War II before being appointed Reader in

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Preventing stillbirth / Pioneering research give parents hope

2018 Issue Words by Sally Mavin Image by David Lindsay Universities UK’s #MadeAtUni nation’s lifesavers campaign is shining a light on some of the most important medical discoveries and innovations which save lives and keep us healthy. Professor Heazell’s work in preventing the tragedy of stillbirth has been recognised as one of their top 100 lifesavers. Manchester

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Creating a culture for breakthrough innovations / Professor Joseph Lampel

2018 Issue Words by Sally Mavin Image by David Lindsay Universities UK’s #MadeAtUni nation’s lifesavers campaign is shining a light on some of the most important medical discoveries and innovations which save lives and keep us healthy. Professor Heazell’s work in preventing the tragedy of stillbirth has been recognised as one of their top 100 lifesavers. Manchester

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Graphene / A runaway success

Autumn 2018 Issue Words by Rowena Roberts Image by inov-8 The world’s first graphene sports shoes have hit the global market thanks to a unique collaboration between the University and north-west SME inov-8. Graphene has the potential to change our lives in so many ways. Water filtration, aviation and consumer electronics are among the many applications that are exciting scientists, product

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