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The first Green Great Britain (GB) Week will take place 15-19 October 2018. This is a government-led week and UK Research and Innovation is a key partner, with a number of events and activities planned across the country.


Polluting waste generated during coffee production could be turned into electricity, thanks to research at the University of Surrey. Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa and his team discovered that the community of microbes found in a wastewater treatment plant could hold the key to degrading coffee waste, which is highly damaging to the environment.


The health and balance of the gut microbiota is important in the progression of a bacterial infection, according to new research, supported by BBSRC. A new study, led by the University of Glasgow and published in Nature Communications, found that disease-causing bacteria were taking signals from the host’s gut microbiota in order to spread and progress the infection.


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