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NeoVac joins Research Complex

25 May 2022

Research Complex at Harwell is delighted to welcome NeoVac Ltd. who have started their experimental work on the next generation of mRNA vaccines here at our life sciences laboratories. NeoVac is a spin off from Tel Aviv University and Professor Dan Peer’s Lab with a unique IP for Lipid Nanoparticles. Their objective is to develop…

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Research scientists win top poster and presentation prizes at British Crystallographic Association conference

28 Apr 2022

Research scientists based at the Research Complex at Harwell have won the top poster prizes at this year’s British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting for their research in antibacterial peptides and bacterial conjugation. Dr Satomi Inaba-Inoue won both the BSG David Blow Poster Prize and BCA Group Poster Prize sponsored by Calibre Scientific, whilst PhD student…

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MRC announces plans to achieve net zero by 2040

14 Mar 2022

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has today announced its environmental sustainability programme to achieve net zero by 2040, as part of the UKRI sustainability strategy, with a 50% reduction by 2030. This comprehensive programme will focus on the MRC’s science estate, laboratory operations, supply chain and horizon scanning and research in practical applications These plans…

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Membrane Protein Laboratory Group at Research Complex wins funding for five years

20 Oct 2021

The Membrane Protein Laboratory (MPL), led by Dr. Andrew Quigley at Diamond Light Source and located at Research Complex at Harwell, has won 1.5M of Wellcome Trust funding to support their research for a further five years. The MPL is one of Diamond’s integrated user facilities, whose focus is to understand the structure of membrane…

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Research Complex welcomes Etcembly

06 Oct 2021

Research Complex at Harwell is delighted to welcome Etcembly, a company assembling the world’s largest immune database. Etcembly is delivering novel solutions to diseases through the synergy of empirical validation and informatics. Its mission is to revolutionise immunotherapy by building a pioneering machine learning platform (EMLy™) to make in silico TCR based drug design a…

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Engineering phase completes as Artemis moves to Research Complex

29 Sep 2021

On Friday 17th September, the Research Complex at Harwell was proud to support a major milestone for the Artemis Laser Facility, when the engineering phase of their upgrade project was officially completed. This momentous occasion was celebrated with food, drinks, tours, and a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Prof. John Collier. The commemoration marked an exciting…

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Applications for Women in Innovation Awards now open

02 Sep 2021

Innovate UK have announced that nominations are now open for the Women in Innovation Awards with at least 20 monetary prizes available. Each winner will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Projects must start on 1 April 2022 and will last for one year. The aim of…

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New research platform aims to transform scientific publishing

16 Aug 2021

Research England has announced funding of £650,000 to help build a new global platform for scholarly communication where research will be published as it occurs. The platform, to be called Octopus, is aimed to transform the publication of scientific research into eight elements, unlike a traditional journal article, with free access for all. The eight…

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Survey reveals effects of COVID-19 pandemic on researchers’ mental health and career prospects

09 Aug 2021

A survey funded by UKRI and carried out by the Careers Research and Advisory Centre has revealed the impacts of COVID-19 on researchers. The survey which was conducted in March and April was responded to by staff who had returned to pre-COVID-19 working hours. Despite this working change, the results reveal that the pandemic was…

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