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

2 months 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 months 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

2 months 1 week 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

2 months 2 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.

Support for polycystic ovary syndrome’s lifelong conditions lacking, survey reveals

2 months 2 weeks ago

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as only a fertility condition is leaving those with the condition at greater risk of developing related long-term health conditions, according to women surveyed and interviewed in University of Warwick research. Researchers found support and awareness lacking for other symptoms of PCOS, such as obesity, sleep apnoea, hirsutism, acne, and increased risks in developing type 2 diabetes and mental health issues.

Metals could be the link to new antibiotics

2 months 2 weeks ago

University of Warwick researchers, working with a network of international collaborators, have discovered 23 previously unexplored compounds containing metals such as silver, manganese, zinc, ruthenium and iridium that have antibacterial and antifungal activity. The researchers from the University's Department of Chemistry contributed insights into iridium – the ‘dinosaur metal’ that they have previously shown can attack cancer cells when switched on by light and formed part of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Boost to support outstanding thinkers of tomorrow at University of Warwick

2 months 3 weeks ago

The next generation of research and innovation leaders will be supported through a major £179 million investment announced today (Friday 6 March 2020), including £4.1 million funding to support University of Warwick doctoral researchers. At the University of Warwick, 54 students across engineering and physical sciences will be supported in their doctoral training thanks to the £4.1 million funding.

Warwick astronomer among first UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellows

2 months 3 weeks ago

A University of Warwick researcher will be one of the first nine Stephen Hawking Fellows, announced today, who will continue Professor Stephen Hawking’s legacy by furthering our understanding of the universe and communicating the wonders of science to the public. They will tackle major scientific questions such as the nature of the early universe and dark matter and whether string theory really is a ‘theory of everything’, engaging with the public through stand-up comedy, art and music.

Artificial Intelligence: Meet the students researching its future

2 months 3 weeks ago

Artificial Intelligence is developing every day, and shaping the future of AI are three PhD students from the University of Warwick, who received the Feuer Scholarship from technology mogul Jonathan Feuer, enabling them to do AI research in topics from computer vision, to helping the homeless, to making information retrieval models more powerful and less biased.

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