News & Events

The Ion Horse stabled at Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show

The Ion horse is showing off it's new colours (thanks to a partnership with Autocare bodywork) at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show at Millbrook proving ground. Read more ...

Posted in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering News, Motorsport, SEC News

A new study by the DCRG discovers a novel regulator of islet survival.

Islet beta cells are responsible for producing insulin to regulate blood glucose levels.  The loss or malfunction of these cells is a cause of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Understanding which factors are important in regulating the growth and survival of islet beta cells is critical for preventing the loss of these cells, ...

Posted in Diabetes Research Group

DCRG research published in ‘Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism’

Research conducted by Dr Hannah Moir in collaboration with Prof. Myra Nimmo at Loughborough University was recently published in the journal ‘Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism’.  The study investigates the effects of acute circulating levels of interlukin-6  (IL-6), an inflammatory marker, on the regulation glucose homeostasis. Their research aims to advance our understanding of the highly ...

Posted in Diabetes Research Group

DCRG researchers present at British Society for Cardiovascular Research

DCRG researchers Olga Eleftheriadou and Dr Andrew Snabaitis presented their study ‘Expression of type 2A protein phosphatases in cardiac health and disease’ at the recent British Society for Cardiovascular Research Autumn meeting, held at the University of Reading on 8th and 9th September 2014.

Posted in Diabetes Research Group

DDDPC presenting at the Controlled Release Society

Amr ElShaer attended and presented at 41st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society 2014. The conference was held in Chicago, USA between the 13th-16th of July and covered the most persistent and challenging problems in delivery science and technology. Amr’s talk explored the applications of DNA gene chips in oral drug delivery. The ...

Posted in Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care

SEC flys at Farnborough Airshow

A crew of Aerospace and Astronautic students and academics took off to the Farnborough Airshow to promote our research capabilities, facilities and courses to the trade, schools and families. As well numerous fly-bys from fighter jets and commercial planes - there were four huge halls packed with stands from the cream of industry and educational ...

Posted in Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering News, SEC News

KU E-Racing – top ranked UK electric Formula Student team!

After plenty of late nights, the KU e-Racing team made it to Silverstone for the second year in a row to compete in IMechE’s Formula Student competition – and this year, they were also joined by the KU Green Racing Team in the Class-2 event. Just a few days after the Formula 1 drivers sped around ...

Posted in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering News, Motorsport, SEC News

New Integrated Research and Teaching Laboratory for biological and medical sciences

Kingston’s new Integrated Research and Teaching Laboratory for biological and medical sciences was officially opened by Professor Ken Reid earlier this month, when he cut a yellow ribbon made from biological hazard tape!  Ken and his wife Margery were guests of honour at the event hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, David Mackintosh and Edith Sim, Dean ...

Posted in Cancer Biology Research Group, Diabetes Research Group, Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care, IhSHA Calendar, Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions, Life Sciences News, Pharmacy and Chemistry News, Research News, SEC News

Two PhD projects vacancies in CFES (Closing date 22 August 2014).

The Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies (CFES) at Kingston University is currently inviting applicants for two PhD projects. The research posts/PhD projects are funded by the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) and are part of the multidisciplinary SafeLNG project that aims to investigate the complex physics underpinning the safe handling of Liquefied Natural Gas ...

Posted in Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies

SENPHRG Second Seminar – 2 July

This seminar is to be given by Prof Andrea Petroczi from the School of Life Sciences. Andrea is a core member of the SENPHRG and her research into ‘smart drugs’ has recently generated media interest. The title of her talk is: “From curiosity-driven research to impact: The story of the Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping” Date: Wednesday ...

Posted in IhSHA Calendar, Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group