Tag Archives: UCL

UCL researchers: High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices

High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers. LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Academics from UCL, Northumbria University and Newcastle University are … Read the full press release

Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2019

LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a global search, we are delighted to announce that Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from 1 January 2019, following Rex Knight’s retirement in December. The new COO role has responsibility for key … Read the full press release

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam LONDON, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LERU is a … Read the full press release

UCL Professor Mariana Mazzucato part of the new Scottish National Investment Bank

LONDON, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading UCL professor, who has been advising the Scottish Government on establishing a new public investment bank (launched today), is excited by the social and economic opportunities it can deliver. Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of … Read the full press release

UCL ranked as one of the UK’s best employers for LGBT staff in the Stonewall 2018 Top 100 Employers Index

UCL has been named as one of the UK’s best employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff in the Stonewall 2018 Top 100 Employers Index. UCL ranked 98th out of 434 participating organisations. LONDON, 01-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The inclusion … Read the full press release

UCL-led study: Scientists closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.  … Read the full press release

University College London (UCL) led research made 2D nanomaterials by dissolving layered materials in liquids

Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future … Read the full press release

UCL: Toddlers’ fussy eating habits mainly result of genetic influences rather than result of poor parenting

LONDON, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Toddlers’ fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL. The research, published in the Journal of Child Psychology … Read the full press release

Francis Crick Institute building: UCL researchers among the first to move in the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe

LONDON, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will … Read the full press release

UCL-led study identified the genes that drive the shape of human noses

LONDON, 20-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study. The four genes mainly affect the width and ‘pointiness’ of noses which vary greatly between different populations. The new information adds … Read the full press release

UCL Professor John Hardy awarded the $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; first time awarded to a UK researcher

LONDON, 13-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) was last night awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and UCL led researchers suggest that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods

LEEDS, 23-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — New research suggests that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods. In a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a team of … Read the full press release

Sir Tim Hunt FRS resigned from his position as Honorary Professor with the University College London (UCL)

LONDON, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — UCL can confirm that Sir Tim Hunt FRS has today resigned from his position as Honorary Professor with the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences, following comments he made about women in science at the World … Read the full press release

UCL and University of Bristol research: Men donate competitively when the fundraiser is an attractive woman

LONDON, 17-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. The scientists say … Read the full press release

UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt links obese mothers and stunted children to poor diet

LONDON, 16-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality. Obesity … Read the full press release

UCL and Arup report reveals that UK city authorities spend £23 million a year each on IT

A new report by UCL and Arup reveals that UK city authorities spend an average of £23 million a year each on IT, which is 6% of their total expenditure. LONDON, 20-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The study, ‘Delivering the Smart … Read the full press release

Paralysed man can now walk using a frame following pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL

A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland. LONDON, … Read the full press release

UCL and the University of Zurich study reveals that people with type 2 diabetes are physically less able to recover from stress

People with type 2 diabetes are physically less able to recover from stress, finds a study by scientists at UCL and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart Foundation. LONDON, 22-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — These findings could lead … Read the full press release

UCL, Stanford and UCSB study: Invertebrate numbers decreased by 45% on average over 35 year period in which the human population doubled

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers.  LONDON, 25-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — This decline matters because of … Read the full press release

UCL and King’s College London scientists developed way to restore function to paralysed muscles with the use of light

LONDON, 7-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and … Read the full press release

The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry launched after €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL

LONDON, 7-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years. The Max Planck UCL Centre … Read the full press release

University College London study: Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces risk of death by 42%

LONDON, 7-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. Researchers used … Read the full press release

Atos e-payment subsidiary Worldline and University College London partner over developing Mobile APP Ecosystem

Paris, France, 15-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — UCL and Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, have agreed to work together researching and developing new digital enterprises and apps. This is the first collaboration of its kind between the university and the … Read the full press release