Biotech in Britain

BritishCouncil bcifunit at solomon.technet.sg
Mon Oct 11 03:23:11 EST 1993


INFORMATION ON BIOTECHNOLOGY IN BRITAIN
- An Update from The British Council (Singapore)
  October 1993

Content of A Selection of the Recent Press Releases from the London 
Press Service's `Science and Technology News'

*	New Pds15M Biology Centre for Scotland
	A group of 175 Scottish scientists, already given a top grade
        international research rating, is to be housed in a new Pds 15
	million Biological Sciences Centre at Edinburgh University.

*	Revealing the Secrets of Bacteria
	Features of bacteria never seen before have been revealed in
	Britain by one of the world's most powerful microscopes.

*	Diet May Be Key to Beating Cancer
	British cancer experts, who are playing a major role in the world's
	largest in-depth investigation into diet and cancer, now believe 
	that diet may cause 35 per cent of all cancers and probably plays
	a part in breast, bowel and most other common cancers.

*	Gene Therapy for CF Goes on Trial
	Gene therapy has started in Britain to combat cystic fibrosis, a
	common genetic disease that causes lung damage and often leads to
	death at an early adult age.

*	Food Scientists Advance Knowledge of Pectin
	Protein crystallographers at the UK Institute of Food Research 
	have achieved a European first by solving the three dimensional
	structure of an enzyme involved in the production of gelling agents,
	the extraction of fruit juices and purification of cellulose.
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International Courses and Seminars in Britain

Science and Technology Policy : Key Issues and Strategies
17 - 23 April 1994
Manchester

The Entrepreneurial University: Managing Relations with Industry and the
Community
14 - 26 May 1994
Danbury Park, Essex

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For further information, please contact: 

Mrs Yu-Toh Yin Yin 
Information Officer
The British Council
30 Napier Road
Singapore 1025
Tel: 473 1111
Fax: 479 7481  

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