We've published our new training programme for 2020

Blog - Both method validation and uncertainty estimation are critical activities for testing laboratories, as they form part of the quality management framework required to ensure and demonstrate that test results are fit-for-purpose.

28 January 2020
Improving productivity of palm plants

Blog - Due to the high demand of palm oil, farmers are under pressure to increase yields in productions, which risks detrimental impact on the environment.

24 January 2020
First of its kind DNA Measurement Laboratory opened in Teddington

Blog - The National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC recently opened a new DNA Measurement Laboratory. The event was officiated by Professor Dame Sue Hill, the Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England, and was attended by the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable and stakeholders from across the life sciences and health sector

16 December 2019
Government Chemist case study on Pesticides

Blog - The Government Chemist role was created to help protect the public from fraud, malpractice and harm. As mentioned in its 2018 Annual Review, the Government Chemist team saw an interesting case on pesticides.

12 September 2019
Microbial profiling – unlocking the potential with metagenomic control materials

Blog - LGC scientists have shown how the development and application of control materials can assist in the interpretation of molecular microbial community profiling experiments, helping to increase the accuracy of DNA sequencing methods.

17 July 2019
What is the microbiome and how can it help?

Blog - LGC’s Denise O’Sullivan, Science Leader in Infectious Diseases within the UK National Measurement Laboratory, recently spoke with Genetic Engineering News on the latest episode of their podcast, GENcast, to discuss the role of the microbiome in human health.

25 June 2019
Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice: Testing your favorite products for banned substances

Blog - Last month, during Clean Sport Week, we showed Grenade around our labs that help keep athletes clean.

17 June 2019
Newly published multi-laboratory study provides utility and validation of the use of ctDNA reference standards

Blog - The study, “Multi-laboratory Assessment of a New Reference Material for Quality Assurance of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Measurements,” was published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

04 June 2019
Genomic selection: can it accelerate livestock breeding?

Blog - In this article, we investigate how genomic selection can now provide us with genomic information of increasing complexity, which can be utilised to evaluate polygenic traits such as feed conversion ratio, and how breeders and ranchers can leverage the latest genomic tools to meet the growing global demands on protein consumption

28 May 2019
Farewell to the kilogram as we know it

Blog - At the National Measurement Laboratory for chemical and biomeasurement, we are celebrating a momentous achievement this World Metrology Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of measurement for life as we know it

20 May 2019