Women in STEM: Dr Stephanie Höhn

14 November 2019

Dr Stephanie Höhn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about her unusual path to an academic career, the advantages of being a biologist in a mathematics department, and how an organism that can turn itself inside out might one day help us prevent certain birth defects.

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Bamboo

Visualising heat flow in bamboo could help design more energy-efficient and fire-safe buildings

13 November 2019

Modified natural materials will be an essential component of a sustainable future, but first a detailed understanding of their properties is needed. The way heat flows across bamboo cell walls has been mapped using advanced scanning thermal microscopy, providing a new understanding of how variations in thermal conductivity are linked to the bamboo’s elegant structure. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, will guide the development of more energy-efficient and fire-safe buildings, made from natural materials, in the future. 

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Strategic partner: AstraZeneca

11 November 2019

Scientists at AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company, have been working with Cambridge University for more than two decades. What are the secrets of their success?

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GP clinics could help bridge mental health treatment gap, study finds

07 November 2019

Patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues could be managed effectively by GP practices, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. This could also help reduce the stigma faced by these individuals. However, specialist treatment may still prove more cost-effective in the long term, say the researchers.

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Women in STEM: Vidhi Lalchand

07 November 2019

Vidhi is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a Turing Scholar, and a member of Christ’s College. Here, she tells us about growing up in Madras, her research in machine learning and leaving the world of finance for academia.

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