Second edition of FIRMS good practice guide for isotope ratio mass spectrometry published

News - The Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) Network has, in collaboration with the National Measurement Laboratory, hosted at LGC, recently updated their highly regarded Good Practice Guide for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS).

06 August 2018
NML one of first laboratories to install new TOFWERK instrument

News - This state-of-the-art technology forms part of the development of a unique novel measurement facility within the NML

31 July 2018
Accelerating rice improvement in South Asia

Blog - Rice is a crucial staple food for about half a billion people in Asia, but it suffers from diseases that reduce yields, destroy harvests and put food security and livelihoods at risk. But there is hope – by tracking DNA markers of natural genetic variants through generations of crosses, breeders can identify better combinations that enrich crop vitality and resilience leading to more reliable and sustainable rice production.

30 July 2018
National Measurement Laboratory Annual Review 2017 now available

News - The latest edition of the Annual Review of our activities as the UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML, designated for chemical and bio-measurement) is now available.

24 July 2018
Peanut allergen quantification: a tough nut to crack

Blog - Peanut allergy is the most common cause of fatal food allergy reaction. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies peanut proteins as something harmful. The fear of accidental exposure in food reduces the quality of life of peanut allergy sufferers and severely limits the social habits of allergic individuals, their families and even their friends.

18 July 2018
LGC scientist presents in webinar on heavy metals analysis in food

News - The webinar is designed for anyone with an interest in food analysis

18 July 2018
LGC and Queen’s University Belfast researchers chart life of WWI chemist

News - Renowned chemists Michael Walker and Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns published new research on the life of World War I chemist Gordon Wickham Monier-Williams, famous for his food testing methods

17 July 2018
Revolutionising cancer treatment one Array at a time

Blog - Pharmacogenetics, or the study of how people respond differently to medicines due to their genetics, is making a splash lately thanks to companies like Minneapolis, MN-based OneOme, which co-developed its RightMed test with Mayo Clinic

11 July 2018
LGC and the AOCC expand co-operation to accelerate Marker-Assisted Selection

News - Expanded partnership uses LGC’s proprietary genomic technologies to accelerate crop breeding for members of AOCC

08 July 2018
Food chain resilience in a changing world

Blog - A few weeks ago, we were joined by experts and industry leaders at our biennial Government Chemist Conference, and this year’s theme was ‘Food chain resilience in a changing world’. Attendees were treated to a variety of presentations about food chain resilience from Food Standards Agency, Public Health England, the European Commission’s Joint Research Council, Cambridge University, and many others.

04 July 2018