Issue 136

From the technology we use to the medicine that keeps us healthy, research plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. At Research Outreach we believe that everyone benefits from a better understanding of that research. This issue, we’re excited to feature the work of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to establish the status of global fish stocks. We also explore the latest innovations in sustainable polymer recycling, new tools for producing high-yield crops, and how a key enzyme that supplies energy to our brain cells may play a role in neurodegenerative diseases.

The importance of removing barriers to enable collaborative research can’t be underestimated. Science Europe represents major public organisations that fund groundbreaking research across Europe, promoting open and collaborative research networks. Research Outreach spoke with Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary General of Science Europe, on the present state and future potential for such research.

Research Outreach was also privileged to speak with Anna Vignoles, Director of UK-based funder The Leverhulme Trust. The Trust encourages academics to research what they think are the important frontiers of their field. We learn more about the innovative research they’ve funded and the current challenges faced by UK research and education systems.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of discovery! We hope you enjoy learning more about the research featured in this issue as much as we did.