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See below for examples of some recent collaborations across different industry sectors.
Protexin Health Care
Research scientists from Royal Holloway’s School of Biological Sciences are working with Probiotics International Ltd, a UK-based SME, to identify new strains of the bacteria Bacillus subtilis with improved health properties..
Probiotics International Ltd manufacture and market a range of health supplements, including probiotics, specially formulated for all the family from childhood through to old age. Products are marketed under the brand Protexin.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that colonise the intestinal tract and promote the efficient functioning of the digestive system, helping to prevent digestive upsets and stimulate and maintain the body’s natural immunity. Probiotic bacteria are normal inhabitants of the intestines and are found in the healthy gut of all humans.
Research facilities in our School of Biological Sciences include state of the art mass spectrometry; proteomics and metabolomics facilities; marine and freshwater aquaria; insect culture rooms; level-3 ACGM containment suites; a monoclonal antibody production unit; environmentally-controlled plant growth room; facilities for plant and animal cell culture; glasshouses, and an electrophysiology suite.
The Lyric Hammersmith
Royal Holloway has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Lyric Hammersmith, the UK's first teaching theatre, recognising our mutual commitment to the arts.
The agreement enhances the academic, community and commercial profiles of both parties by extending our joint educational capabilities; providing joint research funding opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of our complementary professional skills.
Since signing the agreement, we have collaborated in many different ways, for example through joint research and Lottery funding bids; teaching from Lyric practitioners at three key stages in The Department of Drama and Theatre's MA pathway in Applied Drama; a pilot undergraduate performance piece; and the planned development of a new Graduate Diploma.
Our Psychology Department is using novel methods of vision analysis to help Tobii Technology in Sweden. Tobii Technology is the global market leader in eye tracking and eye control. This technology makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking.
Tobii products are widely used within the scientific community, in commercial market research and usability studies, as well as by people with disabilities as a means to improve communication.
Conventional vision processing techniques are computationally demanding and vulnerable to unexpected image changes. The Vision Research Group is working on alternative approaches inspired by the mechanisms underlying attention and motion processing within the human brain.
The main emphasis is on psychophysical investigations (particularly studies of motion perception), brain imaging studies (fMRI) and eye movement research. Excellent facilities exist for all these lines of research, including a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner.