Publication: Professor Douglas Kell's blog

First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Stakeholders and partners

I am taking advantage of the relative quiet of August to get out and meet some of our key stakeholders and academic partners. This is one of the best bits of the job as I get to see a range of science and technology – from 10,000 of seedlings being phenotyped ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Evidence and objectivity

Several things over the past few weeks have reinforced for me the need for scientists to provide good scientific evidence, the importance of good scientific peer review and the need for objectivity in interpreting and debating the evidence. In Nature ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Global science and international relations

I attended and spoke at the UK Research Office (UKRO) conference in Bristol last Friday. The conference is an annual event but this year was also celebrating 30 years of UKRO in Brussels. Since 1984, UKRO has been promoting effective UK engagement ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Crop breeding technologies workshop – my perspective

There are many global challenges where crops have an important role to play – the prediction that the world’s population is predicted to increase from 7 billion now to 9 billion in 2050 (PDF) , demand for meat will increase by 40% by 2025 and the fact ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Dispelling some myths… and zombies

One of the things that people frequently ask me when I visit universities and institutes concerns the commitment, or otherwise, of BBSRC to basic, or fundamental, bioscience research. There seems to be a perception in the research community that BBSRC ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

New technologies, farming challenges and the rise of antimicrobial resistance

In the 1990s I became very interested in the potential of novel technologies to alter gene expression and co-edited a book on antisense and its potential to manipulate novel gene expression in the central nervous system. Technology has moved on enormously ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 13 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

Women in science

Last week I attended an “exploring quotas” workshop in Berlin sponsored by EMBO and The Bosch Foundation. The aim was to explore the options for the use of quotas or other interventions to increase the representation of women at all levels in academia. ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 28 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 1 reports

Scotland, schools and dialogue

I had a very enjoyable visit North of the Border last week. This was primarily to visit The Roslin Institute but I also met with scientists from Scotland’s Rural Collage (SRUC) and the Mordun Research Institute . The East Bush campus, home to these ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 21 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 1 reports

The importance of panels and committees

I was very pleased to welcome our new council members to Swindon two weeks ago as part of the BBSRC induction process. I and the Executive team met with them to discuss our expectations of Council members and to answer any questions that they had – ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 15 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

Open innovation and bioscience

Before the Easter weekend, I felt very privileged to be asked to lay the foundation stone for the new Open Innovation Hub at Rothamsted Research last week – a significant milestone in the development at Rothamsted of a UK Research and Innovation Campus. It ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 28 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Practical school science is vital

Last week I was very disappointed to learn that Ofqual had recommended the downgrading of practicals in the new A and AS level syllabus . The reasons given for this were primarily that: Predictable assessments have led to narrow teaching, students ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Innovation, lively discussions and healthy trees

One of my highlights last week was our Fostering Innovation event which was excellently organised by the BBSRC team. At the event we celebrated the finalists for the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2014 and the Activating Impact competitions. Luke Alphey ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Mar 26 2014]

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Stakeholders and partners [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Aug 15 2014]
Evidence and objectivity [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 25 2014]
Global science and international relations [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 02 2014]
Crop breeding technologies workshop – my perspe... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 27 2014]
Dispelling some myths… and zombies [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 20 2014]
New technologies, farming challenges and the ri... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 13 2014]
Women in science [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 28 2014]
Scotland, schools and dialogue [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 21 2014]
The importance of panels and committees [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - May 15 2014]
Open innovation and bioscience [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 28 2014]
Practical school science is vital [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 16 2014]
York for plant science, London for badgers and ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 08 2014]
Basic research investment produces impact [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 03 2014]
Innovation, lively discussions and healthy trees [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Mar 26 2014]
Diverse collaboration – and great new science [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 19 2014]
Health and future wellbeing [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 13 2014]
Communicating impact and BBSRC’s 20th anniversary [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 03 2014]
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Stakeholders and partners [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Aug 15 2014]
I am taking advantage of the relative quiet of August to get out and meet some of our key stakeholders and academic partners. This is one of the best bits of the job as I get to see a range of science and technology – from 10,000 of seedlings being phenotyped ...
Evidence and objectivity [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 25 2014]
Several things over the past few weeks have reinforced for me the need for scientists to provide good scientific evidence, the importance of good scientific peer review and the need for objectivity in interpreting and debating the evidence. In Nature ...
Global science and international relations [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 02 2014]
I attended and spoke at the UK Research Office (UKRO) conference in Bristol last Friday. The conference is an annual event but this year was also celebrating 30 years of UKRO in Brussels. Since 1984, UKRO has been promoting effective UK engagement ...
Crop breeding technologies workshop – my perspe... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 27 2014]
There are many global challenges where crops have an important role to play – the prediction that the world’s population is predicted to increase from 7 billion now to 9 billion in 2050 (PDF) , demand for meat will increase by 40% by 2025 and the fact ...
Dispelling some myths… and zombies [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jun 20 2014]
One of the things that people frequently ask me when I visit universities and institutes concerns the commitment, or otherwise, of BBSRC to basic, or fundamental, bioscience research. There seems to be a perception in the research community that BBSRC ...
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