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Unravelling the mysteries of our immune system #GenomicStories

Five to six years ago, researchers were able to sequence hundreds of immune-system molecules (like antibodies) in the human body. Today they can sequence tens of millions. How? To facilitate this study of immunogenetics, researchers at Simon Fraser University in… Continue Reading →

Rehabilitation for children right at home

A new way to treat hemiplegia Tele-UPCAT is a platform dedicated to intensive home rehabilitation for the upper limbs in children suffering from hemiplegia. This serious movement disorder affects one half of the body and is caused by congenital brain… Continue Reading →

Universities work together to bridge UK-China divide

When the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lancaster were setting up transnational education (TNE) partnerships with different institutions in China, their technology teams had challenges in common. All three universities found that working with connectivity providers overseas was a challenge…. Continue Reading →

Solving endocrine disorders without borders #GenomicStories

The endocrine genomics virtual laboratory The endoVL utilises Australia’s world-class research infrastructure comprising AARNet’s very high-speed network, massive data storage, advanced software tools, high performance computing and federated access. By providing secure online access to extensive data sets and analysis… Continue Reading →

Traveling safely through icy Greenland with the help of NRENs

The Greenland Community Ice Information Service Imagine being a hunter or a traveller in Northern Greenland needing to navigate safely across the ice in the coastal waters of the region. Even in this harsh environment the Internet and smartphone apps… Continue Reading →

Unlocking the power of genetic data #GenomicStories

Bringing genetic data and computing power to researchers and clinicians The genetic blueprint of an individual has never been more accessible due to the recent availability of advanced and inexpensive DNA sequencing technology. Unfortunately its impact on everyday clinical medicine… Continue Reading →

In The Field blog presents: #GenomicStories

You’ve voted. We’ve listened. In The Field Stories presents.. ..the impact of NRENs in the world of genomics! Did you read how NRENs all over the world contributed to research on DNA, cancer treatments and more? No? Then you must’ve… Continue Reading →

Linking staff and students in Malta to IT services in London

Ensuring comparable experience of students based in Malta with those in London For Queen Mary University of London, of which the medical school is a part, there were four key goals: providing an equivalent student experience including ‘real-time’ teaching ensuring… Continue Reading →

Following the stars 24-7

Focusing on one specific point in the sky for days, weeks and months on end. Comparatively cheap and modestly sized telescopes are perfectly capable of delivering scientific data just as valuable as their extremely expensive counterparts, e.g. hi-tech super-telescopes like… Continue Reading →

Watch out Universe! Belarusian scientists can now help unravel your secrets

“Inter-collaborational interaction will become much more effective and it will shorten the overall processing term” Belarusian scientist Vitaly Yermolchyk is trying to help unravel the hidden secrets of the Universe. But a bottleneck in network connectivity between his University and… Continue Reading →

Maximising the benefits of satellite applications for land management

Researchers at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) carry out remote sensing analysis, mapping and modelling using images of the Australian landscape beamed to earth by European Sentinel satellites, which are accessed via the Copernicus Australasia Regional… Continue Reading →

Creating a playground for Finnish data centre students

The highly specialised programme on data centre education of the University of Kajaani is considered Finland’s best data centre learning environment. It has been shortlisted for Best Programme for Data Centre Training and Professional Development 2018 by the Datacloud Europe… Continue Reading →

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