Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester, United Kingdom

The University of Manchester is a large research university situated in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester University, as it is commonly known, is a public university formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester . Manchester is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester is regarded as a "red brick university", and was a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. It formed a constituent part of the federal Victoria University between 1880, when it received its royal charter, and 1903-1904, when it was dissolved.The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom. The University of Manchester had an income of £827 million in 2012–13, of which £200 million was from research grants and contracts.In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Manchester came third in terms of research power and eighth for grade point average quality when including specialist institutions. More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than to any other university in the country, with more than 60,000 applications for undergraduate courses. According to the 2012 Highfliers Report, Manchester is the most targeted university by the Top 100 Graduate Employers.The University of Manchester is ranked 30th in the world by QS World University Rankings. In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 38th in the world and 5th in the UK. It is ranked 52nd in the world and 12th in Europe in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory which includes the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope.The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff, the fourth-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university. Wikipedia.


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Patent
University of Manchester | Date: 2015-02-16

The invention provides new devices for implantation in a patient having irregular textured surfaces, which devices show significantly improved cellular response compared to conventional smooth and textured implants, indicating that significantly improved biocompatibility would be achieved in vivo. Methods for making such new devices and surface textures are also disclosed.


Patent
University of Manchester | Date: 2015-05-11

Graphene is chemically modified by a process resulting in the introduction of functional groups located only at an edge of the graphene plane. The functionalised graphene finds uses in numerous applications and further chemical synthesis, including a process for coupling an organic or inorganic moiety to the graphene plane via the edge-located functional group. The disclosed products and processes provide highly flexible platforms for the integration of graphene into a variety of applications.


Patent
University of Manchester | Date: 2015-05-14

A plasmonic structure (10) comprising a layer of metal (14) in which the metal is selected from: a Group 8 to Group 11 transition metal, aluminium, germanium, antimony or bismuth, and a barrier layer (16) formed from a 2-D material disposed on a surface of the layer of metal (14). The metal layer has a roughness that permits the propagation of running plasmons along the interface of the metal layer and the barrier layer.


Patent
University of Manchester and Salford Royal Nhs Foundation Trust | Date: 2016-09-23

A method of selecting data, the method comprising, receiving data indicating a first requirement and identifying first records stored in a first database. The first records relate to first data subjects and the identification is based upon the first requirement. The first data subjects cannot be identified from the records of the first database. Second records are identified, the second records being stored in a second database and relating to the first data subjects. The first data subjects can be identified from the identified records of the second database. Each of the second records corresponds to a respective one of the first records, and the identification of the second records is based upon the first requirement.


Patent
University of Manchester | Date: 2017-03-08

A seat locking mechanism for a vehicle comprises a plurality of locking elements (9-13) arranged to engage and lock with a mounting (4) provided on the floor of the vehicle. The locking elements (9-13) are each arranged to rotate between locked and unlocked positions and are engaged with one another, for example via partial gears, so that rotation of one locking element causes simultaneous rotation of all locking elements. Each locking element comprises a locking portion (21) that is arranged to engage the mounting (4) in the locked position thereby securing the seat to the vehicle.


Turner N.J.,University of Manchester
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2011

The application of alcohol, amino acid, and amine oxidases for the enantioselective oxidation of C-O and C-N bonds, is studied. Dioxygen is a mild oxidant, and coupled with the fact that the reactions takes place at room temperature and pH 7-8, these transformations are to be considered as green and environmentally friendly. Enzymes are inherently selective in the reactions that they catalyze and can often direct the oxidation to one particular part of the molecule. the oxidation of C-N bonds leads to formation of imines and thus constitutes activation of C-H bonds α to an amine, a process that is both synthetically difficult to achieve and at the same time highly useful. Suitable high-throughput screening methods are developed that allow investigation of the relationship between sequence and function.


Hodge P.,University of Manchester
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2014

Entropically driven ring-opening polymerization (ED-ROPs) are a relatively new approach to the synthesis of condensation polymers. Carrying out ED-ROPs simply involves taking macrocyclic oligomers (MCOs) at high concentration and using reaction conditions that favor the establishment of the ring-chain equilibria (RCE). Attractive features of ED-ROPs include the facts that little or no heat is evolved during polymerization and no small molecules are emitted. The reactions are easily carried out on a small scale. By restricting the availability of end groups, unusually high molecular weights can be obtained. In many cases, without specifically seeking to obtain unusually high molecular weights, Mw's of up to 250000 with dispersities < 2.8 have been obtained. ED-ROPs are beginning to find applications as a green method of polymerization, for high-throughput syntheses, and for polymer processing, such as reactive molding and in the synthesis of composites. The relatively low melt viscosity of the MCOs facilitates some methods of processing.


Novoselov K.S.,University of Manchester
Reviews of Modern Physics | Year: 2011

Much like the world described in Abbott's Flatland, graphene is a two-dimensional object. And, as "Flatland" is "a romance of many dimensions," graphene is much more than just a flat crystal. It possesses a number of unusual properties which are often unique or superior to those in other materials. In this brief lecture I would like to explain the reason for my (and many other people's) fascination with this material, and invite the reader to share some of the excitement I've experienced while researching it. © 2011 American Physical Society.


Grencis R.K.,University of Manchester
Annual Review of Immunology | Year: 2015

Helminth parasites are a highly successful group of pathogens that challenge the immune system in a manner distinct from rapidly replicating infectious agents. Of this group, roundworms (nematodes) that dwell in the intestines of humans and other animals are prevalent worldwide. Currently, more than one billion people are infected by at least one species, often for extended periods of time. Thus, host-protective immunity is rarely complete. The reasons for this are complex, but laboratory investigation of tractable model systems in which protective immunity is effective has provided a mechanistic understanding of resistance that is characterized almost universally by a type 2/T helper 2 response. Greater understanding of the mechanisms of susceptibility has also provided the basis for defining host immunoregulation and parasite-evasion strategies, helping place in context the changing patterns of immunological disease observed worldwide. © 2015 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.


Wolstencroft K.,University of Manchester
Nucleic acids research | Year: 2013

The Taverna workflow tool suite (http://www.taverna.org.uk) is designed to combine distributed Web Services and/or local tools into complex analysis pipelines. These pipelines can be executed on local desktop machines or through larger infrastructure (such as supercomputers, Grids or cloud environments), using the Taverna Server. In bioinformatics, Taverna workflows are typically used in the areas of high-throughput omics analyses (for example, proteomics or transcriptomics), or for evidence gathering methods involving text mining or data mining. Through Taverna, scientists have access to several thousand different tools and resources that are freely available from a large range of life science institutions. Once constructed, the workflows are reusable, executable bioinformatics protocols that can be shared, reused and repurposed. A repository of public workflows is available at http://www.myexperiment.org. This article provides an update to the Taverna tool suite, highlighting new features and developments in the workbench and the Taverna Server.

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