Glasgow Research Beacons
Our Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of excellence that bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges.
15 MarScientists researching how tree frogs climb have discovered that a unique combination of adhesion and grip gives them perfect technique
16 MarThe idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal.
14 MarA new method of creating bendable silicon chips could help pave the way for a new generation of high-performance flexible electronic devices.
14 MarUofG will lead an innovative Pan-European research training program targeting incurable prostate cancer.
Silicon breakthrough could lead to new high-performance bendable electronics
- Glasgow engineers describe how they scaled up the established processes for making flexible silicon chips.
Changing the world since 1451
World-changing Glasgow. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation. Our past achievements inspire our current world-changers.
1776 – Adam Smith publishes The Wealth of Nations
1848 – Lord Kelvin proposes an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin Scale
1867 – Joseph Lister publishes research on the use of antiseptic in surgery
1879 – first successful removal of a brain tumour by William Macewen
1895 – Sir William Ramsay discovers helium
1896 – John Macintyre opens the world’s first x-ray department
1898 – Sir William Ramsay discovers neon, krypton and xenon
1913 – Frederick Soddy discovers isotopes
1926 – John Logie Baird invents television
1936 – John Boyd Orr publishes link between poverty, poor diet and ill health
1958 – Ian Donald shows the world the first ultrasound image of a foetus
1958 – discovery of first beta-blocking drug to treat coronary heart disease by Sir James Black
1967 – Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovers radio pulsars
1974 – Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett create the Glasgow Coma Scale
1995 – James Shepherd leads a landmark study on use of statins to prevent heart attacks
2009 – A team of Glasgow researchers, led by Christian Kay, publishes the world’s first Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
2010 – Keith Muir leads the first fully regulated clinical trial of stem cell therapy for stroke patients
2015 – Sheila Rowan leads the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves