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Scientists discover genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’

Posted on Monday 25 September 2017

Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.

From launch to spacewalking: ESA astronaut Tim Peake discusses his Principia mission

Posted on Monday 25 September 2017

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York.

North of England generates £91 billion for UK bioeconomy

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2017

A government-commissioned report has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy.

Open lectures


Breaking through despite the odds

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu will explore the factors that led her to overturn a difficult start in life and achieve the many successes in her career


Electronics and technology in agriculture: The next farming revolution?

Dr Dave Chesmore looks at the advances in technology within agriculture


Structuring communities for inclusion rather than exclusion

Professor Kevin Timpe suggests how people can create more inclusive communities for people with disabilities

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