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Professor Kylie Vincent appointed first Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship

Chemistry Innovation and Enterprise Women in science

This is a new post, which will work in support of the priorities in the University Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and the Knowledge Exchange Strategy, around innovation and entrepreneurship.

Major academic-industry collaboration to tackle global challenges in sustainability

Chemistry Climate change Research

The University of Oxford joins a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.

UK–Canada collaboration uses geology to help astronomers find habitable planets

Earth sciences Physics Research

To date, astronomers have identified more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets but only a fraction have the potential to sustain life. Now, new research is using the geology of early planet formation to help identify those that may be capable of supporting life.

Natural climate change solutions highly effective long term

Climate change Physics Research Zoology

Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future.

From The Conversation: Seaspiracy: how to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch

Research The Conversation Zoology

Hollie Booth from the Department of Zoology and colleague William Arlidge from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries write about new research proposing that commercial fishing companies and seafood consumers should pay compensation for the environmental impacts of fisheries.

New simplified tropical forest assessment tool is highly effective at estimating forest condition

Research Zoology

New collaborative research, led by the University of Oxford and published today in Ecological Solutions and Evidence, shows that a simple tropical forest assessment tool can robustly estimate forest condition, demonstrating high levels of agreement with detailed scientific data sets of biodiversity, forest structure and ecosystem functioning.

Oxford researchers elected to Royal Society

Award MPLS Medical science

Six scientists from the University of Oxford, including four from MPLS, have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.

From The Conversation: Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod suggest it was a moonlight predator

Earth sciences Research

Roger Benson, Professor of Palaeobiology in the Department of Earth Sciences, and colleagues Lars Schmitz at Scripps College and Jonah Choiniere at the University of the Witwatersrand write about their new research into nocturnal dinosaurs.

Science Blog: Heatstroke: why the hotter the clock, the more accurate its timekeeping

Materials science Research

Dr Natalia Ares from the Department of Materials writes about a new study published in Physical Review X, in which for the first time she and colleagues have measured the entropy generated by a minimal clock.

Science Blog: Geoscientists Call for Action on Tackling Racial Inequity

Earth sciences Equality and Diversity

A recent article published in the journal Nature Geoscience has highlighted the shocking under-representation of students from ethnic minority backgrounds in the Geosciences. Ben Fernando writes about a new paper that lays out steps to address this diversity crisis and make the discipline more equitable.

Pea plants make smart investment decisions that could help inform sustainable agriculture

Plant sciences Research

Researchers in the Department of Plant Sciences have shown that pea plants are able to make smart investment decisions when it comes to interactions with their symbiotic bacterial partners. Better understanding of how plants manage these interactions could help with the move towards sustainable agriculture.

Science Blog: New water-based approach to manufacturing semiconductors

Materials science Research

With the increasing demand for high-tech devices such as smart phones, wearable watches and portable health monitoring devices, the semiconductor manufacturing industry faces a big challenge of fabricating these devices in a sustainable and cost-effective way.

Nature must be a partner, not just a provider of services

Research Zoology

Nature based Solutions (NbS) could support transformative change in environmental sustainability - to address major societal challenges, including the climate crisis - according to a new paper from Oxford researchers.

Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection

Medical science Research Zoology

Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health, but how resistance emerges during infections remains poorly understood.

Researchers find climate change impacts plankton – a key marine food source

Climate change Earth sciences Research

A key type of zooplankton’s inability to adapt to climate change could have adverse implications for marine food chains across the world if a severe global warming event were to occur, researchers at Oxford University have found.

Oxford Researchers’ Projects Recognised Through Prominent European Grants

Earth sciences Funding Plant sciences

Four Oxford academics have received major European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund a range of boundary-pushing research projects in the areas of science and criminology.

Science Blog: Young male fruit flies make females fight each other more

Research Zoology

Dr Ellie Bath, Department of Zoology, writes about research to test whether age, mating history, and feeding status shape an important, but understudied, post-mating response – increased female-female aggression.

Oxford University and Prenetics announce landmark collaboration to scale rapid testing tech globally

Biomedical engineering COVID-19 Engineering Innovation and Enterprise MPLS

Today, the University of Oxford, Prenetics Limited, a global leader in diagnostics and genetic testing, and Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have signed collaboration agreements to further develop the award-winning OxLAMP technology, a rapid, molecular testing technology for infectious diseases.

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