Faculty of Science
360 degree view on CO2
The scientific aim of the Global Carbon Project is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle. The definitive source on carbon budgets, the GCP draws heavily on UEA research to better inform climate policy and increase our knowledge of trends in global emissions.
Seeing is believing
UEA’s Senior Lecturer, Dr Sanderson, has spent decades at the forefront of cataract research. The first team to keep a human lens alive in-vitro, she discovered the part calpains play in the destruction of vision. And her work helped develop a drug to inhibit its activation. Combined with her groundbreaking glaucoma research, creating a system to deliver drugs to the eye via a contact lens, we may soon see a future where millions have their sight restored.
The world is running out of antibiotics. But we're tapping into a surprising new source - the backs of leafcutter ants.
When we look at the universe on a tiny scale using quantum physics, the picture is mind-boggling. We’re looking at quantum phenomena in the shape of whirlpools and vortices, to give us clues to the inner workings of the universe.
Dr. Matthew Alexander is carrying out cutting-edge research on novel ‘nanoelectrospray’ printing technology that has an extraordinary range of potential applications.
UEA scientists are measuring some of the fastest processes on the planet to determine the effect that light has on proteins in living organisms, and the resulting structural changes that activate genetic switches.
What’s really happening beneath our feet? Physicists and Environmental Scientists at UEA are using ingenious methods to work out exactly what’s flowing under the Earth’s surface, helping us to better understand earthquakes, volcanoes and the complex engine at the heart of our dynamic planet.
Back in the 1950s, when computers could just about play chess, some of the very first physics simulations were run. The scientists who ran them raised fundamental questions that are only just being answered today – using the most advanced computers in the world.
Hunting for a cure
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes uncontrolled movement of the body, as well as a decline in perception, thinking and reasoning skills.