Translating UK knowledge and research into impact: Physiology and KE
This event took place on Monday 25 January 2021.
During this online event, we launched ‘Translating UK knowledge and research into impact: Physiology and knowledge exchange‘, a report from The Physiological Society and National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) exploring the impact of physiology to knowledge exchange (KE).
We explored the role of physiology in delivering for the economy, as well as for broader society through contributions to the public, business and communities.
The event showcased how physiology knowledge and research is translated into impact, revealing the findings of our survey of physiologists and higher education institutions.
The event also focused on the following questions:
How do we make the UK the best place in the world to conduct, commercialise and benefit from physiology research?
How do we place knowledge exchange at the heart of the research and innovation ecosystem?
What support do physiologists require to overcome barriers to undertaking knowledge exchange activity?
What is knowledge exchange?
Knowledge exchange is the multiple interactions between higher education institutions and businesses, public services, charities, public engagement, communities, policymakers and government to create societal and economic benefit.
Professor Graeme Reid, Strategic Adviser, National Centre for Universities and Business, UK
Professor Melanie Welham, Executive Director of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK
Dr Malcolm Skingle, Academic Liaison Director, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Fariba Soetan, Policy Lead, Research and Innovation, National Centre for Universities and Business, UK
Dr Richard Siow, King’s College London, UK and Co-Chair of the Advisory Group
Cassini End of Mission Commentary
On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space. Live commentary of Cassini’s end of mission activities was shown on NASA TV and the agency’s website. Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in orbit around Saturn in 2004 on a mission to study the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere.
This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: