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Find out more about University of Greenwich research, and the positive effects it's having all over the world.

Pharmacy lecturer's mission to improve cancer treatments

Medway School of Pharmacy lecturer Dr Nathalie Lavignac has received a grant to improve drug targeting in cancer patients. Traditional delivery of cancer drugs results in side-effects because the drugs used to kill the cancer cells also kill the good cells.

Date of release: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

University of Greenwich leads international biofuels project

A leading expert in biofuels, Professor Patricia Harvey, of the University of Greenwich, is helping develop new sustainable sources of green energy for three countries in Africa. Oil extracted from the dark, oval seeds of the long-lived flowering jatropha tree and marine microalgae, which thrive in the warm waters off the shores of Namibia, are among the alternative renewable energy options being investigated.

Date of release: Monday, March 22, 2010

Revolutionary system can up your game

University of Greenwich PhD student Peter Brooks is analysing golf swings using a system which, paired with the right coaching, he believes could improve a golfer's game by five per cent.

Date of release: Monday, March 22, 2010

Greenwich students tell MPs about their research

Three postgraduate research students from the University of Greenwich spoke to MPs from all political parties about their research and its impact on society at a recent event at the House of Commons.

Date of release: Thursday, March 18, 2010

University of Greenwich showcases business support

The University of Greenwich is one of the top modern universities in the country for the research and consultancy support it gives to local, national and international businesses, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Date of release: Friday, March 5, 2010

Drug delivery breakthrough

A team of scientists led by Dr Simon Richardson at the University of Greenwich has got a step closer to one of the holy grails of drug delivery. The goal - to find a vehicle that can carry drugs not just to a specific cell but a specific organ (organelle) inside the cell, and accurately measure how it behaves when it gets there - has proved elusive despite two decades of research, according to the Journal of Controlled Release, a top international scientific publication.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Director for Natural Resources Institute at University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich has appointed Professor Andrew Westby to be Director of its Natural Resources Institute (NRI), a leading agricultural and development research organisation. He will take up his new post on May 1.

Date of release: Friday, February 19, 2010

Tunnel vision helps students improve racing car design

Students at the Leigh Technology Academy will have a distinct advantage when they race their electric cars in the national schools' Greenpower competitions, thanks to the University of Greenwich at Medway. Fourteen sixth-formers from the Dartford academy learned how to put models of their latest electric car designs to the test in the university's wind tunnel in a bid to improve the aerodynamics of their vehicles.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

University on a mission to cut carbon

A University of Greenwich at Medway chemist developing innovative ways of generating clean fuel to cut UK carbon emissions has been invited to join a national knowledge transfer partnership mission to Germany and Switzerland. Dr Bruce Alexander is using nanotechnology to create hydrogen for electricity using water, solar energy and tiny particles from a range of chemicals such as titanium dioxide, which is found in paints and toothpastes.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Insects and Plants hold keys to sustainable fruit growing

A leading expert on the insect pests which damage fruit and other horticultural crops, Professor Jerry Cross, will be giving an Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Greenwich at Medway on Thursday, February 11.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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