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    • INDEPTH Main Meeting: El Escorial, Madrid

      INDEPTH Main Meeting: El Escorial, Madrid

      Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:10:35 GMT
      We will have soon our next main meeting"Nucleus impact" co-organized with theSociety of Experimental Biology (SEB)that will be located next to Madrid at the fantastic place called El Escorial (9-11th of December 2019).

    • Oxford Brookes in the news – coverage in May 2019

      Oxford Brookes in the news – coverage in May 2019

      Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:34:14 GMT
      Oxford Brookes’ research and student and staff successes received a wide-range of media coverage in May 2019. This latest update provides an overview of some the press coverage received by the University in the last month.

    • Galaxy Community Conference (GCCC2019)

      Galaxy Community Conference (GCCC2019)

      Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:01:55 GMT
      The 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019) will be held in Freiburg, Germany, 1-8 July. There will be one day of training, three days of mixed meeting and training, and then two to four days of CollaborationFest. The meeting features joint & parallel sessions; invited, accepted, and lightning talks; poster and demo sessions; birds-of-a-feather meetups; social events; and training sessions every day.

    • Positions available at new lab at CRAG

      Positions available at new lab at CRAG

      Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:23:37 GMT
      In July, I will be starting my research group at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona, Spain. The research focus of my group will be the epigenetic mechanisms that control developmental transitions in plants, using Arabidopsis and maize as model systems.

    • Global Refugee Crisis and the Service Industries

      Global Refugee Crisis and the Service Industries

      Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:55:49 GMT
      In the past few years headlines all over the world report on ‘refugee crises’ that are related to wars (ongoing war in Syria), ethnic cleansing (Rohingya persecutions in Myanmar) or violence as a result of economic and political instability.

    • Trust me, I’m a robot: Oxford Brookes University collaborates on chatbot research

      Trust me, I’m a robot: Oxford Brookes University collaborates on chatbot research

      Fri, 31 May 2019 10:21:10 GMT
      Oxford Brookes University is working with researchers at UEA, the University of Kent, and Cranfield University to investigate how chatbots can be designed to appear more trustworthy – thanks to £500,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

    • 5th round of INDEPTH STSMs are open for application

      5th round of INDEPTH STSMs are open for application

      Thu, 23 May 2019 10:27:54 GMT
      We are delighted to announce the opening of the 5th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) of the COST Action INDEPTH: Impact on Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plants Traits.

    • Drinkers ignore government guidance and construct personal thresholds of too much alcohol

      Drinkers ignore government guidance and construct personal thresholds of too much alcohol

      Thu, 23 May 2019 09:09:54 GMT
      New research highlights that national guidance on safe levels of alcohol consumption is disconnected from the real life experiences and conceptions of those who drink regularly.

    • Researching ‘invisible people’ in modern slavery

      Researching ‘invisible people’ in modern slavery

      Wed, 22 May 2019 13:37:47 GMT
      In 2018, the number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities in the UK had risen to 7000, an 80% increase in two years (NCA 2019). This increase maybe due to enhanced efforts to raise awareness about modern slavery and encourage individuals to report suspicious cases to the Modern Slavery Helpline.

    • Pioneering Oxford Brookes University researcher named among Nation’s Lifesavers

      Pioneering Oxford Brookes University researcher named among Nation’s Lifesavers

      Mon, 13 May 2019 17:02:26 GMT
      Professor Helen Dawes of Oxford Brookes University has today been recognised for her exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.