Tag Archive: LGC

Jul 08

Management team put best foot forward for charity

On 6 and 7 August, 14 members of LGC’s Forensics & Security leadership team are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for The Motor Neurone Disease Association, this year’s chosen corporate charity. The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, often within 24 hours. Jon Yeung, …

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Dec 18

ScienceBites – Christmas edition

At LGC Teddington, we recently held a very informative event called ScienceBites. This event is aimed to encourage our colleagues at Teddington to share their science, meet new people and see the kind of work that goes on within LGC. This edition had a little Christmas twist! Many of our scientists presented their research and …

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Aug 20

How safe is your BBQ? This is how LGC makes sure that it is.

It’s not been the best of summers here in the UK but hopefully you’ve managed to enjoy a BBQ or two… But do you know how safe your BBQ is? Do you know exactly what is on the menu? LGC helps to make sure that your summer BBQ is safe and only makes use of …

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Jul 30

Faster, Higher, Stronger…Cleaner

Many sportsmen and women heading for this summer’s major sports events will undergo urine and/or blood tests to ensure that they have not been taking performance-enhancing substances such as steroids, stimulants etc. Football’s UEFA European Championships has just been declared “drug-free”, following “All 31 matches [which were] subject to controls, while teams and players [were] subject to …

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Jul 23

Size Matters! Solving nanoparticle toxicity challenges

You may be surprised to learn that nanoparticles are already incorporated in over 1300 commercial products from food and consumer products to electronics, automotive and medical products. With the 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching, news of how nanotechnology can revolutionise sport has hit the headlines, raising questions as to where the line should be drawn …

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Jun 23

The Selenium Scientists

The balancing act – Characterising selenium enriched foods and nutritional supplements to ensure public safety Scientist: Dr Heidi Goenage-Infante Field: Speciation Challenge: To develop reference methods and materials that help protect public safety through the reliable characterisation of selenium enriched products. Research: We are using our expertise in speciation measurements in order to develop reference …

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Apr 01

Science for a safer world

Derek Craston, Government Chemist Welcome to LGC Science blog 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011) – an entire year devoted to the celebration of chemistry. Under the unifying theme “Chemistry – our life, our future”, IYC 2011 is intended to reach across the globe and increase public appreciation of chemistry, encourage interest in …

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