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Liquid Assets- Capital ways to save water
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

“Water scarcity and therefore access to clean drinking water is particularly important in semi-arid regions such as the Mediterranean area, but also in other regions where water demand approaches, or even exceeds, water availability. This includes large areas of Europe”

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Liquid Assets- Accounting for every drop
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

“Necessity is the mother of invention”, as the saying goes. In a world where water can be critically limiting, plants and animals have evolved some amazing innovations to make the most of every drop. Cutting off limbs, making protein from muscles and organs, not urinating for several months…there is no end to the lengths some species will go to, when it comes to overcoming water deficit.

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Don't plead for your career- take the lead
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

Universities present a unique working environment. Those primarily concerned with the business of research, measure their success on the basis of their academic achievements, which include peer-reviewed research papers, research income, student results and graduate destinations. In recent times, universities have started to be considered as global businesses, competing to attract international student ‘customers’, focussing on enterprise and generating patents, outsourcing teaching and other ‘services’ whilst paying serious attention to global and national rankings.

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Plant transport meets Synthetic Biology in Glasgow
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

The meeting kicked off with Hagen Bayley’s (Oxford) plenary talk on constructing tissue-like materials from networks of communicating droplets. Hagen showed how droplets can be endowed with biological functions such as energy storage and signal detection, inventively using 3D printing to generate networks with emergent properties.