Establishing Innovation At The Centre Of Drug Delivery

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Trailblazing work at a London research centre is aiding development of new drug therapies that are not just more effective at preventing and treating diseases but also faster and more affordable to manufacture. Hosted at UCL in collaboration with Imperial College London, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies (CIM in EMTs) has a clear mission: to deliver a step-change in the competitiveness of the UK’s biopharmaceuticals sector, generating opportunities for industrial growth as well as improved healthcare. For example, the work of Professor Paul Dalby’s team – harnessing the resources...
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King’s College London Joins SES

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King's College London, one of the world's leading research and teaching universities, has recently joined the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES). Ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide (2015-16 QS international world rankings), King's brings to SES a rich history of scientific investment and cutting-edge research. As the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe, King's adds it's own unique capabilities to the consortium and proves that SES is continuing to grow, leveraging our collective expertise to create cutting edge science, which we could not achieve alone. Representing King's on the board of PVC's is Chris Mottershead (Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation,...
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Computer Code Solves a Quantum Mechanical Problem

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Focusing on the strange and surprising quantum world, a unique computer code that can model systems comprising thousands of atoms is driving fresh discoveries in areas as diverse as new materials, clean energy, nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Called ONETEP (Order-N Electronic Total Energy Package), the code plugs the critical gap between what can be achieved by state-of-the-art experiments and by conventional quantum-level computer modelling & simulation of just a few hundred atoms at a time. This is a classic story of how multi-institution, multidisciplinary co-operation – in this case including SES members Cambridge and Southampton Universities and Imperial College London – can...
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What is CFD with Dr. Peter Vincent

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We sat down with Dr. Peter Vincent to gain some insight into his research at Vincent Lab ( Dr. Vincent has been a key user of SES machine Emerald, and discusses here the impacts of CFD research, from medical applications to renewable energy and Aeronautical Engineering. To find out more about his research, read the case study. Stay tuned for Part two, and don’t forget to subscribe.

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Teaming Up to Drive New Nanoelectronics Discoveries

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UCL and Cambridge University are spearheading inter-institutional research aimed at generating new knowledge on the properties of electrons in nanoscale semiconductors – with equipment-sharing making a critical contribution to their pioneering work. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), this research – which also involves Royal Holloway, University of London – is led by world-renowned physicist Sir Michael Pepper, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics at UCL. The aim is not simply to identify unknown physical phenomena at the very smallest scale and enhance understanding of ‘spintronics’ – the intrinsic spin exhibited by electrons. It is to use these discoveries...
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Collaboration Casts New Light On Quantum Dots

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Tiny specks or ‘quantum dots’ of gallium nitride (GaN) – described as the most significant semiconductor material since silicon – could deliver a dramatic leap forward in data processing speeds and data security, thanks to ground-breaking work at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. As part of a close and fruitful collaboration dating back to 2003, Dr Rachel Oliver, Reader in Materials Science at Cambridge, and Robert Taylor, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Oxford, are leading research to help release these dots’ remarkable potential and answer crucial questions about their characteristics and capabilities. This dovetailing of complementary expertise spanning two SES Consortium...
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HPC Adds Extra Dimension To The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

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The SES consortium’s Emerald supercomputer is providing UCL astrophysicists with the computing firepower they need to help pinpoint exoplanets capable of supporting alien lifeforms. Unarguably, it is one of the biggest scientific and philosophical questions of all: are we alone in the universe? In the quest for an answer, one of the most important developments in recent decades has been the ability to detect planets circling distant stars. Once such an ‘exoplanet’ has been discovered – and around 2000 have been identified so far – a key step is to establish whether its atmosphere is potentially conducive to supporting life...
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