Reading in the news - Wed 9 Dec09 December 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Telegraph, Times (and in print), Daily Mail (and in print), Independent (also in print), and France 24 about the results of the phase 3 trials of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trials; and in the Financial Times, Guardian, Express, Telegraph live updates, and local titles including the Jersey Evening Post about latest data on the numbers of people who have died from COVID-19.
- Dr Clarke spoke to Russia Today TV and Alaraby, and spoke to Reading Chronicle to answer readers’ questions about new vaccines.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is also quoted in the same Times article (above) about the Oxford/AstraZeneca trial.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- Understanding Animal Research have awarded the University of Reading a second Openness Award in two years for our work with Fifi the llama. The prize recognised efforts by the University to better communicate animal research to the public. Read our news story here.
- Express further mention the visit of HRH the Earl of Wessex’s visit to the University of Reading. Read our news story here.
Designer food: CNN report on a project by a design student to create gourmet food using chicken feathers. The Central St Martins student, Sorawut Kittibanthorn, partnered with Professor Keshavan Niranjan (Food) to create products using this alternative protein source.
- Dr Andrew Daymond (Agriculture) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre, run by the University of Reading, which safeguards the international trade of cocoa plants from disease.
- Medical Xpress report on a new EIT Food-funded project, SureBar, which is creating new cereal bar formulations with reduced sugar, increased fibre and protein. Read our news story here.
- Further coverage of ONCOFOOD, creating new food products specifically designed for cancer patients, in India Education Diary. Read our news story here.
- Scottish Construction Now, Scottish Housing News and Specification Online cover a new report on housing quality in the UK. Articles note that Professor Flora Samuel (Architecture) co-lead the study.
- Whole Foods Magazine further covers a project helping businesses to ‘upcycle’ their food waste. Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou (Food) is quoted. Read our news story here.
- A farming simulator game to help agricultural workers incorporate more eco-friendly techniques, funded by EIT Food, is covered in GamesIndustry.biz.
- Amusing Planet look at the tale of 13th Century Saint Guinefort, who turned out to be a greyhound. Dr Rebecca Rist (History) is quoted.