Alumnus Named as Top Researcher by Nature
An alumnus of Professor Bill Davies has been named by Nature as one of the "Five crop researchers who could change the world".
Zhang Jianhua, a former PhD student and now a Plant physiologist at Hong Kong Baptist University, worked in Bill Davies' lab in 1985 after the Chinese government gave him the opportunity to work abroad.
Here at Lancaster he was the first Chinese person to join the lab and soon began producing publications. "He did the definitive work showing that roots can signal to shoots using a particular plant hormone - abscisic acid - in response to drought stress," explains Bill Davies.
Zhang moved to Hong Kong after several years at Lancaster and now travels throughout China talking about research on deficit irrigation as a way to improve agricultural efficiency.
Wed 10 December 2008
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015