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Understanding how a city works

When he was a child, Ibrahim Abdou’s father would tell him nostalgic stories about Egypt. The family had moved to Riyadh, where Ibrahim was born, for his father’s work as a civil engineer, but travelled back to Egypt for long summer holidays. Ibrahim loved that time of year, seeing members of his extended family in […]

Scholar named one of Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40

A Gates Cambridge Scholar has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 for the year 2021. Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer at Google and the first Federal Chief Sustainability Office in the Obama administration, was listed in Fortune magazine’s prestigious annual list of people to watch out for. Brandt [2007], who did an […]

Developing sustainable SMEs

A Gates Cambridge Scholar will be moderating a panel on future-ready SMEs at the forthcoming World Economic Forum’s “Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021” beginning on 20th September. Ariel de Fauconberg [2020], who is doing a PhD in Management Studies, will host the session, which previews a report she co-wrote on future-ready SMEs in collaboration with her […]

New in vitro model could predict foetal abnormalities more reliably

A new 3D model of embryonic stem cells called gastruloids could predict whether drugs may cause abnormalities in early embryos more reliably than other in vitro models, according to new research. The researchers, led by Gates Cambridge Scholar Veronika Mantziou [2019], have just published their findings in Reproductive Toxicology. Pharmaceuticals intended for pregnant women need […]