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Quantum Technology Centre launch event

28 and 29 May 2014, Lancaster University Conference Centre

The launch will take place over two days with key note speakers from the EPSRC and industry from 4-7.30pm Wednesday 28th May. This is followed by a conference on Thursday May 29th featuring a series of short talks from academia, industry and the public sector, alongside an exhibition of our research expertise.

Please email Becky Gordon to suggest a poster.

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Lancaster's first Athena SWAN lecture

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester will deliver Lancaster's first Athena SWAN lecture. Entitled 'A Life in Science', the lecture is part of the University's commitment to advance women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The lecture will be held at Lancaster Management School Lecture Theatre 3 at 2pm on Friday 16 May. Please register your attendance by email to Organisation and Educational Development. Full story on INLU.


Deputy Director of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Director of Natural Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Technology. The major duties of the post are to provide support to the Director of Natural Sciences and to support all aspects of the Natural Sciences programme operation, with direct responsibility for Part I studies. download more information


Business partnerships and Enterprise

InfoLab21 Showcase demonstrates emerging technology to the public

InfoLab21 opened its doors to the public last Wednesday for a day packed with speakers, demonstrations, exhibitions and networking. Over 100 people, including representatives from the BBC, tried out demonstrations of emerging technologies, and heard from academics and resident businesses about ongoing research developments.

Touchless technology makes finals of the Bionow 2014 Biomedical Awards

The 2014 Biomedical Awards celebrate the achievements of biomedical organisations in the North of England, and the strength and depth of the cluster. Lancaster University has been shortlisted in the Innovation and Technology Award category for pioneering touchless technology in the operating theatre that enables surgeons to view, control and manipulate medical images without contact.

The technology was developed by a collaborative team including Dr Mark Rouncefield from the School of Computing and Communications, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Microsoft Research, and King's College London.

Pathways to Health and Wealth event celebrates health research at Lancaster University

Over 130 people attended the Pathways to Health and Wealth event on Monday 31st March 2014 at Lancaster University. The event brought experts from across the faculties of Science and Technology, Health and Medicine, and the Management School, together with local SMEs, large organisations, the NHS, and the public sector.

Delegates networked around an exhibition showcasing research and engagement activities from the School of Computing and Communications, Psychology, Chemistry, Engineering, the Environment Centre, and Mathematics and Statistics, with others from across the university.


The Conversation: blogging for academics

Michael Parker, Environment and Energy Editor of The Conversation, will be visiting Lancaster on Monday 14 April at 11am.

Academics and researchers are invited to a presentation on how to write for the public and how to blog for The Conversation followed by Q&A. It will be held in B11 near the Press Office ( above the security lodge, accessed by the external metal staircase). Please email pressoffice@lancaster.ac.uk if you want to come.


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