Innogen · News · January 14, 2013

Innogen researchers explain their work in a minute

The University of Edinburgh has recently released a collection of more than 400 one-minute videos under the heading ‘Research in a Nutshell’, in which academic staff offer a concise description of their work.

Innogen staff featured in the project include Ann Bruce, Jane Calvert and ???.

The collection as a whole spans all interests from art, divinity, education, engineering, informatics and astronomy through to neuroscience, genetics and veterinary medicine. Lab results, historical documents, social issues, climate change, technological developments and artistic practices are some of the topics discussed.

Each video is accompanied by additional background information with links to related videos and websites. You can also search for staff members, research topics and keywords, as well as browse by research centre, institute, school and college. More videos are being added weekly.

Research in a Nutshell originated as fun way to encourage collaborations between academic staff, by helping colleagues learn about each other’s research. But, as the collection grew and diversified, it became obvious these interesting stories would have wider appeal, both inside and outside the University.

To view this eclectic compilation, please visit the dedicated website:

The project has been developed by a team in the School of Informatics, led by Prof Robert Fisher: ‘The best thing about these videos is they show how much exciting research our staff are doing on the issues that interest and matter to people today.’

Funding for this collection was from the UK’s EPSRC and the University of Edinburgh.

Thanks to Robert Fisher and Siri Rodnes for the above information.