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27 June 2012
The Talent Roadshow lands in Bristol

The high glass roof, arched balconies, grand staircase and marble floors of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery provided the perfect backdrop to the latest of our Talent Roadshows. 

This was the first time that the event had been held in Bristol and received a very warm welcome from local University of Nottingham alumni.
Guests attended to hear Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Rudd outline the latest developments at the University and plans for the immediate future.

There was also the chance to hear samples of the University’s internationally-recognised and award-winning research in the shape of Professor Stephen Jackson, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Science, and Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Professor of Energy Technologies and Head of Research Division, Faculty of Engineering.

Professor Jackson’s MRI and the Developing Brain: Health and Disease, highlighted the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention for children and adolescents suffering with mental illness and other forms of neurological, psychiatric, or neurodevelopmental disorders.  He spoke on how early diagnosis and intervention coupled with the right treatment or therapy can lead to early control of symptoms, increased life chances and well-being for the child and their family.  In order to help achieve this, he and his team plan to establish the first brain-image database, using radical innovations in brain-imaging techniques and image analysis.  

   Bristol museum

Professor Maroto-Valer’s Carbon Capture: Impact on the Energy Challenge, meanwhile focused on the challenges associated with developing renewable energy technologies that can meet global energy demands.  She spoke on how using Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology could be used to allow society to carry on using fossil fuels until renewable energy can replace them.  The technology works on the principle of capturing CO2 from fossil fuel power stations and other industrial sources, isolating it and feeding it via pipelines to deep offshore underground storage.

Both the MRI and Developing Brain and Carbon Capture and Storage are key projects within the University’s new appeal, Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, which is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. Find out more about MRI and the Developing Brain here and Carbon Capture and Storage here.

  See gallery of pictures from the event.

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