10 Scientific Breakthroughs UEA has made this year 10 Scientific Breakthroughs UEA has made this year



 

Dr Julie Sanderson's research could mean that cataracts are treated much less intrusively in the future, and before vision has not been significantly degraded.


Professor Vincent Moulton has developed technology for academics to drill down into the DNA of a cell.


Research undertaken into drug resistant bacterial cells by Professor Changjiang Dong indicates that these cells have defense barriers that can be destroyed without attacking the cell itself, meaning the bacteria will not be drug-resistant in the future.


Dr Ruth Welters is undertaking a second study in removing Metaldehyde from our pesticides, and therefore from our natural water sources.


A study led by Professor Julea Butt is looking into using bacteria to generate energy within batteries.


Professor Aedin Cassidy is exploring the benefits of flavonoids in our diets (found in berries) and how they improve our health.


Dr Clare Goodess is looking into which approaches should be taken to improve existing climate change projections.


A cross-discipline team, Professor David Stevens, Dr Manoj Joshi and Postgraduate Jodie Cullum have created computer simulating patterns of ocean circulations, showing that a greater number of planets may be habitable than previously thought.


The properties of superfluids and photon research are being researched by Professor David Andrews and Dr Hayder Salman, which is bringing us closer to harnessing the mysterious power of quantum mechanics and to understanding the real structure of the universe.


Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait and Dr Lee Hooper are furthering research into the relationship between micronutrients and various diseases.