Introduction

2009/2010 was another year of success for the University - here we present a roundup of the year’s highlights.

Institutions like ours can make their greatest contribution to the wider world by carrying out research of international standing, the results of which truly have the potential to transform people’s lives...

Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea

Principal of the University

August 2009

HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and research staff from the The Euan MacDonald Centre.

Chancellor opens research centre

A new centre for research into motor neurone disease has been officially opened by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Published 13 August.

Chancellor opens research centre

September 2009

Ian Rankin at the University's main library

Rankin opens library upgrade

Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has opened a redevelopment of the University’s main library. Video online.

Published 14 September.

Rankin opens library upgrade

October 2009

The University's Chancellor's Building and the entrance of the Royal Infirmary

Centre to help children with epilepsy

Children with epilepsy will benefit from a new research centre that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Published 19 October.

Centre to help children with epilepsy

November 2009

Washing hands

Discovery could help kill superbugs

Edinburgh scientists have developed a new compound that could help fight hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.

Published 23 November.

Discovery could help kill superbugs

December 2009

Western hemisphere of the earth

Warm reception for Copenhagen delegates

A team of University delegates received a standing ovation at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009.

Published 17 December.

Warm reception for Copenhagen delegates

January 2010

Chinese cityscape

Biotech firm signs major Chinese deal

A biotech company launched through the University has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell its products in China.

Published 15 November.

Biotech firm signs major Chinese deal

February 2010

African farmer

£2m award to help African farmers

African farmers will benefit from a £2 million grant awarded to the University to help combat poverty in Africa.

Published 16 February.

£2m award to help African farmers

March 2010

Stained glass in a mosque

New centre to promote cultural ties

A new University research centre is to foster deeper understanding between the Muslim world and the West.

Published 18 March.

New centre to promote cultural ties

April 2010

Still from Transformations - Life Portraits

Art show puts ageing in a positive light

The process of successful ageing is highlighted in an art exhibition at the University.

Published 22 April.

Art show puts ageing in a positive light

May 2010

Ice sheets

Greenland study aids sea level forecasts

Sea level forecasts could become more accurate, thanks to a study of how melting ice in summer affects glacier movement.

Published 9 May.

Greenland study aids sea level forecasts

June 2010

young and old hands holding

Brain study offers Alzheimer’s hope

A protein that controls brain activity may offer hope of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, a study has found.

Published 11 June.

Brain study offers Alzheimer’s hope

July 2010

Systems medicine

£3.5m boost for medical centre project

A major funding award will enable researchers to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing medical science.

Published 1 July.

£3.5m boost for medical centre project

Credits

Chris Close, www.chrisclose.co.uk, Paul Dodds, Douglas Robertson, Lloyd Smith, Flavio Takemoto, Sandy Young, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.


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