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Welcome to Amy and Aaron, two new MEFGL faculty members in 2019!

As the 2019 semester one looms, we would like to belatedly, but officially warmly welcome two new MEFGL faculty members to the team!

Publication date: 30 August 2019

Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to the 25% of the UK population who live with either asthma or hay fever. This follows the first results of a major three-year project to analyse airborne grass pollen.

The first year’s findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, have shown that it is not just the overall ‘load’ of grass pollen in the air that could cause those particularly bad days for asthma and hay fever sufferers.  Days which see increased asthma attacks or intense hay fever could be related to the release of pollen from particular grass species.

Publication date: 8 April 2019

Congratulations to Will Perry for College PhD Conference talk award!

MEFGL’s William Perry takes home prize for ‘sexy salmon’ talk at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering PhD Conference.

Publication date: 17 January 2019