Tag Archives: University of Leicester

British Journal of Anaesthesia elects University of Leicester’s Professor David Lambert as Chairman

Professor David Lambert to Chair world’s oldest independent journal of anaesthesia LEICESTER, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor David Lambert of the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has been elected to Chair the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to produce another crop of ‘green graduates’ with its Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES) programme

LEICESTER, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APPLES programme produces graduates who combine a passion for environmental sustainability with a desire to develop their entrepreneurial skills Students and staff across the University of Leicester will help achieve a more sustainable university at Go … Read the full press release

Researchers work with select Leicestershire schools to incorporate ‘physically active learning’ in daily lessons

Leicestershire, UK, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out. Researchers at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, … Read the full press release

University of Leicester researcher Dr Carolyn Tarrant awarded grant to study antimicrobial resistance from a new perspective

LEICESTER, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A researcher from the University of Leicester has been awarded a prestigious Research Councils grant to study antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from a new perspective. Dr Carolyn Tarrant, Associate Professor and co-lead of the SAPPHIRE research group … Read the full press release

The People and Planet University League ranks University of Leicester 30th in its 2016 league table

People and Planet league table shows rise of 64 places for Leicester LEICESTER, 23-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has increased its position in a league table of UK universities’ environmental and ethical performance, for the first time achieving a … Read the full press release

University of Leicester students present forensic science research at the 2nd Congress of the European Division of the International Association of Identification (IAI)

Students from the INTREPID Forensics programme showcase their work in Lyon, France LEICESTER, 23-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — PhD students from the University of Leicester have presented their forensic science research at an international conference in France. Students from the INTREPID Forensics … Read the full press release

Palaeontology conference for early career researchers at University of Leicester, 1-3 June 2017

Annual conference for early career researchers to be held at the University from 1-3 June 2017 LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester’s Department of Geology Palaeobiology Research Group has announced it will host the early career researchers’ conference … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: New painting to commemorate Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday

University supports commissioning of portrait of Distinguished Honorary Fellow to commemorate 90th birthday LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A stunning new portrait of University of Leicester honorary graduate and Distinguished Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough at Leicester’s New Walk Museum has been … Read the full press release

University of Leicester Professor Philip Baker to lead new international pregnancy and obstetrics research network with Chongqing Medical University

University of Leicester leads new international research network with Chongqing Medical University LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new project that will twin the expertise of pregnancy and obstetrics researchers across the world with their counterparts in China has been announced … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: The Finest Ruin play will premiere at the Y theatre in Leicester on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Play written, produced and performed by University of Leicester students at the Y Theatre on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A play written, produced and performed by University of Leicester students will premiere at … Read the full press release

University of Leicester physicist Dr Suzie Imber will travel to South America for a comprehensive study of Andes mountain range

LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Mountaineering space physicist returns to world’s longest mountain range to collect data for global studies in microbiology, climatology, topography and Earth’s energy balance Dr Suzie Imber will travel to South America in November/December to collect data … Read the full press release

British Museum and University of Leicester archaeologists discovered remarkable evidence on how the first generations of Europeans in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples

British Museum and University of Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations … Read the full press release

Rising hypoglycaemia admissions in hospitals – University of Leicester Study

University of Leicester researchers lead study into rising hypoglycaemia admissions in hospitals LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hospital admissions for a short-term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39 per cent in the last ten years, a new analysis … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Report shows wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK

Study finds ‘significant variation’ in stillbirths and neonatal mortality across the UK LEICESTER, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows the wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK. The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s Centre for Urban History: Leicester now has a unique branding strategy that is the envy of cities around the world

City now has unique brand that appeals worldwide, according to University of Leicester urban history researcher LEICESTER, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — “Within this globalised world, where branding strategies are being replicated in across different cities, Leicester now possesses a unique promotional … Read the full press release

University of Leicester led project Exceptional and Extraordinary will tour nationally to museums with medical collections throughout June 2016

New project initiated and led by Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) at University of Leicester New commissions announced: unique film, dance, performance and comedy commissions that draw on museum collections to explore our problematic attitudes towards difference. Exceptional … Read the full press release

University of Leicester students growing rocket lettuce from seeds that have been orbiting in space

Students involved in national educational space project LEICESTER, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Physics students at the University of Leicester have been growing rocket lettuce from seeds that have been orbiting in space. The seeds have spent six months with British astronaut … Read the full press release

University of Leicester selected to support policymaking by government departments across Europe

New framework contracts established with UK and EU government departments LEICESTER, 01-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Research expertise at the University of Leicester has been selected to support policymaking by government departments across Europe. The University of Leicester has been appointed to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to develop new test to identify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death

Heart charity funds research into new life-saving test LEICESTER, 01-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new test to identify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death is being developed by researchers at the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals thanks to a … Read the full press release

Local children’s £100 notes designs on display at University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Designs on display at University of Leicester Botanic Garden March 5 and 6 LEICESTER, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hundreds of local children have been drawing their own £100 notes, and thousands of these brilliant designs will be on display in the … Read the full press release

University of Leicester research: General practitioner numbers have important influence on premature mortality rates in England

University of Leicester researchers examine associations between mortality under 75 years and general practice characteristics LEICESTER, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — General practitioner numbers appear to have a small but important influence on premature mortality rates in England, according to research … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to conduct studies to better understand asthma including how to diagnose and monitor the condition in children

LEICESTER, 22-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association funds projects to combat effects of asthma A number of studies to better understand asthma – including how to diagnose and monitor the condition in children – will be conducted … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia: International research team to use a method employed by heart surgeons to reveal the pulse of planet Earth

The University of East Anglia is part of an international research team to use a method, normally employed by heart surgeons, to reveal the pulse of planet Earth. NORWICH, 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The statistical method is called ‘multi-scale entropy analysis’ … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: The Grey Friars Research Team to publish book about the story behind the identification of Richard III, England’s last medieval king

The Grey Friars research team with Professor Lin Foxhall and Maev Kennedy to publish book exploring for the first time the complete story behind the identification of Richard III THE BONES OF A KING: RICHARD III REDISCOVERED By the Grey … Read the full press release

Former University of Leicester historian David Baldwin explores Henry VIII’s secret love in new book

Historian suggests that Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk, who married Henry VIII’s close friend Charles Brandon, became close to Henry both before and after Charles’s death Theory of seventh wife to-be explored in new book ‘Henry VIII’s Last Love: The … Read the full press release

University of Leicester marks the first day of British Science Week 2015 with classic science experiment on March 13

University of Leicester project to replicate the Doppler Effect on Friday 13 March for British Science Week Leicester, UK, 11-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Schoolchildren from the East Midlands will be jumping on board a steam train on Friday 13 March to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester conference to discuss remote warfare issues on Wednesday 11 February

Leicester, UK, 10-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Leicester stages conference to discuss issues relating to remote warfare Discussions will include the theory, practice and ethics of remote warfare Academics and journalists will talk about the benefits and the future … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: International group of scientists suggest the key turning point for the Anthropocene happened in the mid-twentieth century

An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene – a new chapter in the Earth’s geological history. Leicester, UK, 16-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Humans are having such a marked impact on the … Read the full press release

University of Leicester scientists identified protective mechanism that kicks in when body temperature is lowered preventing the loss of brain cells

Research carried out by Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit based at the University of Leicester Leicester, UK, 16-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Research by scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, has identified a … Read the full press release

University of Leicester space scientists part of cosmic search project looking for transiting exoplanets

University of Leicester space scientists play key role in cosmic search Leicester, UK, 16-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) has achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project, involving the University of Leicester,  … Read the full press release