Reading in the news - Tue 17 Nov17 November 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Telegraph about the UK Prime Minister having to self-isolate; was interviewed about lockdowns for Mail Online Plus and spoke to BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio H&W, and BBC Radio London
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Telegraph, and Mail Online about new vaccines for COVID-19; and also in Mail Online about the numbers of new cases during lockdown.
#PlanetPartners: UKRI have announced new funding for climate research including a partnership between UoR and US-based National Center for Atmospheric Research to look at the wider impacts of a key region of the North Atlantic on climate models. Dr Jon Robson (Met) will be leading the research.
Post-Trump: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) spoke to ABC News Australia about the fallout from the US Presidential election.
Old gold: Professor Mike Fulford (Archaeology) is quoted in Mail Online about the sale of a Pre Roman gold coin which depicts a British Chieftan that resisted Roman rule for a number of years.
- BBC Berkshire interviewed Dr Rachel Newton (Maths and Stats) about new research into an ancient maths problem that may help to make tougher cyber security.
- British Heart Foundation have announced new funding for the University of Reading to find treatments for heart disease. Professor David Leake, who will be carrying out the research, is quoted.
- Professor Kate Williams (History) also was a guest on BBC Berkshire, talking about the new series of the Crown; and the impact of 2020 for the royal family.
- The Psychologist looks at the reasons why humans are attracted to solving mysteries. Former UoR Professor Kou Muruyama (Psychology) is quoted.
- Further reports on research involving Reading into consumer views on food production methods and animal welfare, in Food Safety News.
- Fruit Grower (in print) report on the EIT Food-funded CleanFruit project which is calling on fruit farmers to engage in the research to find residue-free insecticides.
- Nutra Ingredients spoke to Professor Glenn Gibson (Food) about prebiotics