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School of the Biological Sciences


Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

27 April 2017

A common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the polyethylene waste that chokes oceans and landfills. Read the full story here >

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UK Golden Triangle Challenge

10 October 2016

GSK Discovery Partnerships with Academic (DPAc)

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BBSRC IAA Pump-prime funding

15 July 2016

The Bioscience Impact Team were delighted to be able to provide funding from the BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account for nine pump-prime projects over the summer.

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FarmRound 2016

11 July 2016

An Agri-Tech Career Event - Queens' College

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Cereals 2016

20 June 2016

Cereals 2016 was an eye-opening experience

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Medical Diagnostics & Devices

20 April 2016

Homerton College - 23 March 2016

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Good Practice: Pathways to Impact

20 April 2016

Murray Edwards - 14 April 2016

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Internal Funding

30 March 2016

The University has been awarded funding by several Research Councils to run internal funding schemes. Please contact the Bioscience Impact Team if you are interested in any of these schemes.

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Impact Awards

14 March 2016

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Impact 2016

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G's Farm Visit

29 February 2016

Visit to G’s headquarters and lettuce propagation facility

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