Indian clinical scientist and Newton-Bhabha alumnus, Dr Gagandeep Kang, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
The 2019 Newton Prize call for applications is now open. Announced in December, this year the prize will be awarded for outstanding research and innovation partnerships between the UK and China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Professor Alice P. Gast, President of Imperial College London, has today been announced as the next Newton Prize Committee Chair, taking over from President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize.
The fourth 2018 Newton Prize winner has been announced at an event in Mexico City, Mexico. The winning research team are developing new ‘climate ready’ varieties of beans to combat drought related crop losses for Mexican and Latin American agriculture.
The third 2018 Newton Prize winner was announced on Thursday night in Bogota, Colombia.
The winning partnership is made up of scientists from the University of Surrey and the University of Antioquia, in Colombia. The team hopes to turn environmentally damaging coffee into electricity using a microbial fuel cell.
The first 2018 Newton Prize winners have been announced at events in Brazil and Chile.
The winning projects take on two important development challenges: protecting the food security and culture of an entire indigenous community in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, and boosting the resilience of power systems to withstand the devastating effects of extreme weather in countries affected by natural hazards.
The shortlist for the prestigious £1 million 2018 Newton Prize has been published, featuring 22 proposals between researchers in the UK and Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Science Minister Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan announce another wave of UK-India research projects.
The 2018 Newton Prize call is now open, centring on the UK’s science and innovation partnerships with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.