Category Archives: Life Sciences

Macken Bryggeri – The Black Arts of Brewing

Dr Andrés Furukawa has brewed all over the world. Born and raised in Mexico City, he began his career there in the “black arts of brewing” in 1999 as a brewer assistant at Santa Fe Beer Factory, before moving on … Continue reading

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Professor Murray Roberts – The Millenium Project

Professor Murray Roberts is a marine biologist at Heriot-Watt who studies the biology and ecology of deep-sea or cold-water corals. His current research goals can be summarised as ‘working to advance understanding of the biology and ecology of cold-water corals … Continue reading

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David White, MSc Marine Resource Development & Protection – Graduate Profile

David White MSc in Marine Resource Development and Protection (MRDP) 2002-2003 Programme Management Specialist, Crisis and Continuity Management, BP David studied the Masters in Marine Resource Development and Protection (MRDP) in 2002/2003. He came to Heriot-Watt with a degree in … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Graduations, November 2014

The atmosphere was fantastic over the 20 and 21 November for our Edinburgh Graduations. Check out a few of our favourite photos below.   You can see the full set by visiting our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1A6RxMd    

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Heriot-Watt at the Edinburgh Fringe

Four Heriot-Watt academics will take the stage in August to debate their ‘dangerous ideas’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is billed as “debate, discussion and discourse in the company of some of the fiercest intellects … Continue reading

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Tides of Change – From Scientist To Artist

Sarah Keast MSc Marine Resource Development and Protection Artist I grew up on the coast of Fife. I was always interested in the sea and environmental issues and conservation. I studied for a BSc in Geology at St Andrews then … Continue reading

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Obituary – Professor Ian Cowie

John McKenzie Grant Cowie, Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University since 1998, died peacefully, at home, following a short illness, on Tuesday 18th March 2014, aged 81. Born on 31st May 1933, Professor Cowie, universally known as “Ian” was educated in … Continue reading

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Who Needs A Jungle Book When You Can Have A Jungle Beer?

Adi Challa PG Dip Brewing & Distilling Brewer of Jungle Beer The Watt Club recently caught up for a chat with Adi Challa, a graduate of our International Centre for Brewing & Distilling who has gone on to brew an … Continue reading

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Go Edinburgh – Back the Bid!

The National Performance Centre for Sport (NPCS) will provide Scotland’s top sportsmen and women with the facilities, access and support services pivotal for successful performance on the international stage. Heriot-Watt and the City of Edinburgh Council’s joint bid has been … Continue reading

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Athlete Q&A – Lisa Kearney, Judo

Lisa Kearney – Judo athlete BSc Psychology How did you get into judo? I started judo when I was eight years old by joining a club at my primary school. It wasn’t because I wanted to do judo but because … Continue reading

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