Publication: Professor Douglas Kell's blog

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 Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

York for plant science, London for badgers and BBSRC’s birthday

Last week I went to York and had a very interesting time at the UK PlantSci 2014 conference. As well as some excellent talks by students and post-docs (for example the potential of the Bambara groundnut), the discussion on plant science in the late ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Basic research investment produces impact

It is always pleasing to see our investments in the research base bearing fruit whether it be in excellent publications or social and economic impact. So the announcement by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 03 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]
First reported Feb 19 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 1 reports

Diverse collaboration – and great new science

Last week we had a number of collaborative meetings with organisations as diverse as NERC and Syngenta . The first meeting however was an introductory one for me with Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Advisor at Defra. We discussed Defra and Sir Mark Walport’s ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 19 2014]
First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

Health and future wellbeing

Gastro-intestinal track research has huge importance for health and wellbeing – and is an exciting area of science. My view was reinforced last week when I paid a visit to the Institute for Food Research at Norwich and heard some great talks by its ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 13 2014]
First reported Feb 03 2014 - Updated Feb 03 2014 - 1 reports

Communicating impact and BBSRC’s 20th anniversary

I can’t believe that we are already in February! Since coming back from my holiday at the beginning of January (long planned family trip to the sun somewhat marred initially by Force 8 gales in the Atlantic), I have been meeting a number of key stakeholders ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 03 2014]

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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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Practical school science is vital [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 16 2014]
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 ...
York for plant science, London for badgers and ... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 08 2014]
Last week I went to York and had a very interesting time at the UK PlantSci 2014 conference. As well as some excellent talks by students and post-docs (for example the potential of the Bambara groundnut), the discussion on plant science in the late ...
Basic research investment produces impact [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Apr 03 2014]
It is always pleasing to see our investments in the research base bearing fruit whether it be in excellent publications or social and economic impact. So the announcement by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European ...
Innovation, lively discussions and healthy trees [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Mar 26 2014]
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 ...
Diverse collaboration – and great new science [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Feb 19 2014]
Last week we had a number of collaborative meetings with organisations as diverse as NERC and Syngenta . The first meeting however was an introductory one for me with Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Advisor at Defra. We discussed Defra and Sir Mark Walport’s ...
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