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News: September 2012

Prestigious European history research grant for Bangor historian

Dr Katharine Olson, lecturer in medieval and early modern history at Bangor, has recently been awarded a prestigious Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European History by the American Historical Association

Publication date: 25 September 2012

Research Student Conference 8th Oct

Publication date: 20 September 2012

Insight into snake venom evolution could aid drug discovery

Natural Environment Research Council press release

UK-led scientists have made a discovery about snake venom that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat a range of life-threatening conditions like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.  Most venom contains a huge variety of lethal molecules called toxins, which have evolved from harmless compounds that used to do different jobs elsewhere in the body. These toxins target normal biological processes in snakes’ prey such as blood clotting or nerve cell signalling, stopping them from working properly.

Publication date: 19 September 2012

BPS Poster Prize for Masters Student

Postgraduate student wins prize for best poster at the BPS Division of Health Psychology annual conference.

Publication date: 17 September 2012

Extremes Research Group attend prestigious international conference

Dr. Jamie Macdonald and his PhD student, Dr. Naushad Junglee, have had four abstracts accepted for presentation at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2012, the world’s premier nephrology meeting.

Publication date: 12 September 2012

Extremes Research Group to the Himalaya in 2013?

Drs. Jamie Macdonald and Sam Oliver are in discussion with leaders of the next Medic Journey Expedition to Mera Peak, Himalaya, 2013.

Publication date: 12 September 2012

Impact of Bangor University research on London 2012 highlighted in new report

Universities Week (30 April – 7 May) report shows impact of universities’ research and sport development around the Olympic and Paralympic Games and UK sports industry.

Publication date: 12 September 2012

Bangor Business School is UK leader for Banking research

Bangor Business School is the top institution in the UK – and amongst the world’s top 30 – for Banking research, according to recent rankings.

Publication date: 11 September 2012

Students from across the world take part in 3rd Annual Visceral Mind Summer School at Bangor University

The Visceral Mind Summer School, running in the School of Psychology at Bangor University, attracted over 140 highly qualified applicants for the 40 available places. The summer school, now in its 3rd year, has proven popular with ambitious young researchers keen to share in Bangor Psychology’s world leading expertise in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The primary aim of the course, which is supported by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, is to redress an inadequacy of neuroanatomical knowledge in young neuroscientists, caused at least partially, by the limited availability of human brain tissue for providing this training to students outside the US.

Publication date: 10 September 2012

Medieval Music Theory in Context workshop, July 2012

Second Workshop on Medieval Music Theory at Bangor University.

Publication date: 5 September 2012