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Swansea University KESS 2 project develops ‘world’s first’ Covid-19 vaccine smart patch

A KESS 2 funded project at Swansea University has joined the fight against coronavirus by steering their research towards the development of a ‘smart patch’ for the administration of a vaccine. Olivia Howells’ research was already working on the development and application of microneedles in collaboration with company partners BIOMEMS Technology Ltd, a project which… Read more »

Lucia Watts participates in British Ecological Society Annual Meeting

KESS 2 PhD student Lucia Watts, from Bangor University, was invited to participate in the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting on 14th – 18th December which was hosted online. Lucia’s project, which partners with the National Trust, is titled “Climate vulnerability and adaptation at multiple scales” and her research is investigating the potential likely impacts… Read more »

Covid Chronicles continues with KESS 2 face-covering selfies!

As part of the #CovidChronicles series, KESS 2 have provided participants with face coverings to help them safely continue their research and daily lives. Below is a gallery of selfies sent to us, and you can follow the trend as it continues on Twitter @KESS_Central #CovidChronicles (Above) Trys Burke from Bangor University says that her greatest… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Video) : Tasmia Tahsin from Swansea University talks about her lockdown researching experiences

Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a video response from Tasmia Tahsin (Swansea University). You can read the video transcript below: Introduction My name is Tasmia, and I am a KESS 2 funded PhD student at Swansea University, which also collaborates with Cardiff University… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Video): Undertaking R&D with KESS 2 during a global pandemic

Simon Johns

 KESS 2 recently asked participants how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on their respective research projects. Postgraduate researcher Simon Johns, and his company partner Gwylan, share their experiences of continuing their KESS 2 funded R&D during these trying times. The Student Perspective: Simon Johns, Cardiff University I’m studying an MPhil; it’s an evaluation of… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Audio & Blog) : Adam Williams from Cardiff University shares his lockdown experiences

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a blog post and audio recording by Adam Williams from Cardiff University: When written in Chinese, the term ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger the other represents opportunity. While the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown… Read more »