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The QC lab – Connecting the digital landscape

Added: 20 Dec 2021

There is an almost universal need to combat the growing complexity of disjointed quality control ec…

Laboratories: sustainable design and operation

Added: 17 Dec 2021

Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. Dr Manisha Kulkarni discusses why laboratory environme…

Rule Zero: Is this meeting really necessary?

Added: 16 Dec 2021

As the #greatresignation sweeps organisations into a new reality across the nation, Russ Swan discu…

Shaking up the lab of the future

Added: 15 Dec 2021

From testing and drug discovery to vaccine rollout, collaboration and open innovation have been vit…

Good research has never been more important

Added: 3 Dec 2021

With scientific matters enjoying the media spotlight, Dr Frances Downey argues that the scientific …

IF AI = 1 THEN Partridge = 0

Added: 26 Nov 2021

Contemplating the potential for personal redundancy as a result of too much daydreaming, Dr Matthew…

Anticipating the smart laboratory

Added: 8 Oct 2021

Environments impact our behaviours and interactions with one another, and Nick Jones believes the s…

How to ‘go all Google’ - feeding time at the local laboratory

Added: 7 Oct 2021

With absolutely no ulterior motives… Fox’s Party Ring fan, Dr Matthew Partridge discusses the not-s…

What is AI’s role in the lab?

Added: 21 Sep 2021

In this article Gerald Law, one of this year’s exhibitors at Lab Innovations, evaluates the strengt…

CHEMUK 2021 – bringing the UK Chemical industries back together this September

Added: 3 Sep 2021

Register NOW for your FREE entry badge PLUS receive latest CHEMUK exhibitor and programme news at c…

The mind-boggling complexity of scientific waste

Added: 30 Jul 2021

Why is scientific waste disposal complicated? Dr Matthew Partridge muses on that gap in student and…

Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

Added: 7 Jun 2021

With laboratory space in high demand, Darius Umrigar discusses how commercial space can be quickly …

Scientific research opens doors to unexpected careers

Added: 1 Jun 2021

Humans have an innate sense of curiosity, making us natural scientists from the moment we come into…

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

2020's top 100 highlights in research and scholarly commentary

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Good science thrives - even during a pandemic! We all know what dominated most of our thoughts in 2…

#DryLabsRealScience: Teaching practicals without labs

Added: 16 Nov 2020

Wondering how to teach wet science, forensics and laboratory best practice remotely? Or have you al…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…

Lessons learnt from a zero-carbon laboratory

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Mathew Butler reviews the operation of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemis…

Making it happen: young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Freelance nextgen reporter, Amy Grace, interviews Mhairi McCann; one of the Women in Engineering So…