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Some of the country's top female scientists and engineers will be in Norwich today to encourage more girls to go into the field.
More than 240 children from 20 schools will attend the Women of the Future event at the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.
Organisers say the conference is unprecedented in size and nature - bringing together teenage girls from Norfolk and Suffolk with female professionals in STEMM subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine - to
A toxic algae has killed thousands of fish on the Norfolk Broads. Conservation teams from the Environment Agency have managed to net nearly half a million fish from around West Somerton and Hickling Broads and released them into fresher water, like at the Herbert Woods boatyard in Potter Heigham. The fish affected are mostly bream, roach, pike, perch and eels.
"Meanwhile, scientists from the John Innes Centre are working on developing a dipping stick that can be used to test the water"
James Wilsdon: Experiments in public engagement, pioneered by the Sciencewise programme, are one of the quiet success stories of UK science policy over the past decade.
BBSRC quote: Patrick Middleton, head of public engagement at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, points to synthetic biology as one research field where Sciencewise’s contribution proved particularly useful. ‘What we learnt from the dialogue fed directly into our synthetic biology roadmap, and has led us to overhaul the way we assess and evaluate the social and ethical dimensions of new grants.’
Genetic engineering could help cut our use of fossil fuels and resources with the right support from environmentalists and government
In the UK alone, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council estimates there are more than 300 companies working in the field, with new multimillion-pound biotech centres opening last year in Glasgow and Liverpool to meet surging global demand.
3D cameras that can track broccoli growth and "Sunshine Eggs" are just some of the projects that have been awarded funds by Innovate UK in a move to improve the development of agricultural technology in the UK
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