Verdel Instruments secures £1 million equity funding from Longwall Ventures

2 days 9 hours ago

Verdel Instruments Limited (Verdel) has recently announced the close of its £1 million equity funding round from Longwall Ventures.

Verdel is a UK-based company pushing the boundaries of complex sample analysis using innovative Two-Dimensional Mass Spectrometry (2DMS) technology. The approach was originally developed for large, complex FT-ICR instruments, but Verdel has developed technology that transfers the technique onto commonly used, high throughput linear ion trap instruments. Verdel’s technology is based on research by Professor Peter O’Connor at the University of Warwick.

Both Coventry’s universities announce funding for local artists to create digital art to support run up to Coventry City of Culture 2021

3 days 5 hours ago

The University of Warwick and Coventry University have launched a joint project that will fund  local artists to work with researchers to create digital art works that will be showcased this summer in a special digital exhibition in conjunction with the Coventry City of Culture Trust. They will then kept in the Coventry City of Culture Digital Archive.

Ventilators, visors, volunteers and testing - More than a dozen more ways Warwick staff & students are helping respond to the pandemic

1 week ago

I promised to come back to you soon to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times and today I am keeping that promise. Here many more ways in which our students and staff are helping from ventilators, visors, and volunteering to helping produce more COVID-19 testing ,and providing online computing experiments for primary school children now learning at home.

In many cases we can’t name the individuals as we want to leave them in peace to get on with their work but where we can they are named below.

Once again I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them – they are all inspiring people that are helping us all in these difficult times.”

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick

Medical students volunteer to join the NHS fight against COVID-19 across Coventry and Warwickshire

1 week 1 day ago

Medical students are from today (1 April) supporting health services across Coventry and Warwickshire to help fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 120 final year students from Warwick Medical School at The University of Warwick will initially be employed by the NHS locally to deliver vital support to existing medical and other clinical staff to help with the response to Coronavirus.

Five ways in which University of Warwick staff and students are assisting in the response to the pandemic

2 weeks ago
“There are many ways in which universities can actively assist in the response to the pandemic. Many of our staff and students have not just been asking how they can help but they have simply got on and done so. Here are just five of things those colleagues and students are doing now, some of whom are named below. I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them make note of what they have done to help. I hope very soon to be able to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times”

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick

New ways to stop caller ID spoofing to be investigated

2 weeks ago

Fraudsters regularly use a fabricated caller ID to look like they are calling from a trusted source to convince people over the phone to hand over money. The current solution, which the Federal Communications Commission is urging telecom providers in the US to adopt, requires a globally trusted authority, but such authority is difficult to manage. Researchers at the University of Warwick will find new ways to tackle this problem without requiring trusted authorities or modifying the existing telecommunication infrastructure, thanks to a grant from the EPSRC.

Lifetime achivement award for careers expert Professor Jenny Bimrose

3 weeks 3 days ago

Professor Jenny Bimrose, Emeritus Professor at Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research (IER), has been awarded the 2020 Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her sustained and significant contribution to the careers sector in which she has worked in for over 40 years as a practitioner, educator and researcher.

Coronavirus fears increase economic anxieties, researchers find

4 weeks ago

In the first analysis of how COVID19 affects economic sentiment, a team of researchers including Dr Thiemo Fetzer and Dr Christopher Roth from the University of Warwick has found that the arrival of the new Coronavirus in a country is associated with a sharp increase in Google searches indicative of anxieties and economic fears.

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