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Dr Diana Fleischman

Knee-jerk disgust is holding humans back

Feeling revolted by something unpleasant or offensive is holding back humanity, according to a scientist. Disgust is often a knee-jerk response to the new or alien, according to Dr Diana Fleischman, a comparative…

3.	Senegal ties: Jana Konig on placement in Senegal, where she later returned to work afte r graduating from the University of Portsmouth

Building bridges between the UK and Senegal

A close friendship between two universities – one in Portsmouth, and the other in Senegal, Africa – is celebrating the 30th anniversary of changing lives in both countries. The University of Portsmouth and…

HRH The Princess Royal meets David Hargreaves of AstraZeneca (left) and John McGeehan of the University of Portsmouth (right). Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire.
Visit of HRH The Princess Royal to celebrate Diamond Light Source's double anniversary and officially open the VMXi beamline.
(L-R): Professor John McGeehan, Director at the institute of biomedical and biomolecular science, the University of Portsmouth, meets HRH The Princess Royal..

Photograph By: Sean Dillow.
Diamond Light Source.

New beamline to boost advances in biomedical research

University of Portsmouth researchers were the first academics to use Diamond Light Source’s new Versatile Macromolecular crystallography in situ (VMXi) beamline, the only one of its kind worldwide which was unveiled today. A transformation…

Dr Karen Masters

Astrophysicist elected vice-president of national society

A University of Portsmouth astrophysicist has been elected vice-president of a national society for amateur astronomers.

Professor Mark Button

Fraud costing UK £125 billion a year

Business and organisations in the UK are facing a fraud epidemic with fraudsters increasingly taking advantage of technology and corporate inaction. New research from national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill,…

Saving lives: Naomi Morris working on the Pakistan Afghan border

Chance to meet the frontline heroes of disaster management

Hundreds of people are expected to attend an open day at the University of Portsmouth next month showcasing global, national and local emergency and humanitarian services. The event, on March 15, from 10am…

Professor John McGeehan

Free public lecture shines a light into our biological world

Professor John McGeehan will discuss how shining X-rays at tiny crystals can help solve global challenges from disease to sustainable energy at a free public lecture this week. The event takes place on Wednesday…


An academic look at life in The Archers

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are taking part in a unique conference to discuss a variety of topics and issues related to the iconic BBC Radio 4 radio soap The Archers. Professor…

Student volunteers with Rachel Banks, Information and Employment Advisor for Volunteering (front left) Jane Howe  (second left) and Gemma Green (far right).

Campaign tackles ‘Elephant in the Room’ of sexual abuse and sexual violence

Student volunteers showed their support for Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) today (10 February) as part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (6 to 10 February). Members of PARCS brought…

GES students

Government Economic Service places record number of students

The Government Economic Service (GES) has selected six economics students for a prestigious placement scheme. It represents the most number of students to be selected form Portsmouth in a single year.

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