News archive 2007
REPORT 2007 out now05 Dec 2007, PR 196/07
The 2007 King's College London REPORT illustrates a sample of the immense and innovative range of research, teaching and commercialisation undertaken at King's in the 2006-7 academic year.
The Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, comments: ‘The achievements featured in this edition of the REPORT indicate King's ever-more-prominent status as one of the country's leading university institutions'.
The cover story of the REPORT illustrates research by Dr Alessandro De Vita and Giulia Tomba of the Department of Physics who are using giant supercomputers to track the 'chiral tango' of individual molecules as they ‘dance' into position to form metastable pairs.
Among this year's other contributors are Professor Steven Sacks, Director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation (one of five MRC centres at King's), who describes how King's is tackling the problems of transplant medicine, and Professor Genevra Richardson CBE of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, who discusses the ethics of transplantation.
Professor Tony Allan of the King's Water Research Unit reviews what the century holds in store for water resources and Dr Clare Pettitt, Lecturer in the Department of English describes the personal, cultural and political journeys that contributed to her book, ‘Dr Livingstone, I Presume?': Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers and Empire. Dr Pamela Garlick writes about the first graduations from the College's unique Extended Medical Degree Programme, and two students on this Programme report on their trip to Nigeria.
David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History in the Department of History, introduces the 'Fine Rolls' of Henry III and shows how they can now be searched online and read in English, while Dr Avi Reichenberg of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's explains his research demonstrating that autism spectrum disorders are much more common among the children of older fathers.
The REPORT is edited by Dr Christine Kenyon Jones.
Staff are encouraged to send a copy of the REPORT to anyone interested in the College's work, and to use it to accompany research proposals and similar bids. Please contact the Public Relations Department for copies on 020 7848 3202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The REPORT is also available in online and from King's reception desks.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 6,200 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has an annual income of more than £400 million.
Alexandra Bevis, Public Relations Department, King's College London, Tel: 020 7848 3072 Email: email@example.com
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