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Geosciences Reading Room closure, Weds 6th August

By Ruth M Russell, on 5 August 2014

Work is currently underway to replace the windows in the 3rd floor Geosciences reading room, and this room will be closed for the day on Wednesday 6th August.

During the closure material from the Geology book collection and Geosciences and Engineering periodicals collections can be requested at the Science Library Assistance Desk. If you need any help accessing material please come and see your Subject Librarian in room 314 (off the corridor leading to the mathematics collection).

Limited access to reading rooms

By Ruth M Russell, on 30 July 2014

Work is currently underway to replace some of the windows in the DMS Watson building, and this means that reading rooms may not be fully accessible for the next week or two. Work is planned to take place on the 3rd floor as follows:

Thursday 31st July – Monday 4th August: Physical Sciences reading room
Friday 1st July – Tuesday 5th August: Mathematics reading room
Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th August: Geoology reading room

Any material not openly accessible during these times can be requested at the Science Library Assistance Desk via a fetching service. If you need any help accessing material please come and see your Subject Librarian in room 314 (off the corridor leading to the mathematics collection).

Limited access to Engineering reading room 28th-29th July

By Ruth M Russell, on 28 July 2014

The Engineering reading room will be partially closed at the south end, past the lift on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July. Books normally located by the window have been moved to the Geology collection (3rd floor). If you need any help accessing material please come and see your Subject Librarian in room 314 (off the corridor leading to the mathematics collection).

Easter 2014: Opening hours and loan periods

By Francine Wood, on 28 March 2014

Easter Bunny photo by Stitch @ Flickr Creative Commons

Our Easter opening arrangements have been announced and site opening times (and closure days) between the 29th of March and 27th of April are listed on our Open Hours pages.

Loan periods are usually adjusted over Easter to allow for the days that we are closed, but please bear in mind that we do open during the vacation period.  Books may be due back before the start of term, even if you’re planning a trip away from London. For example;  week loan books borrowed between Wednesday 9th April and Wednesday 16th April will be due back on Wednesday 23rdApril.  Standard and week loans may also still be subject to recall by another user!

Please check your account and due dates regularly, and make sure you return or renew any books in advance to avoid incurring fines.  If you have any questions, staff at the Assistance/Issue desks will be happy to help.   You may call or  email lib-myaccount@ucl.ac.uk.

Now, (this bit’s essential)  make sure you take some time away from studying and enjoy the vacation!

Francine

Science Team Librarian contacts: Update for BEAMS School

By Francine Wood, on 28 March 2014

Keep calm and ask a librarian: email library@ucl.ac.uk

library@ucl.ac.uk

Hi everyone,

Today’s my last day in the Science Team as I’m moving to another role next week.

There have been recently been a number of changes in the Subject Librarian team supporting BEAMS School so here’s a summary of the (interim) departmental and subject contacts from Monday the 31st of March.

Please contact the team using the email address lib-sciteam@ucl.ac.uk with any queries.  Personal contact details are available from our  who’s who page – the lists for  MAPS and Engineering Sciences will be updated shortly.

 

SUBJECT LIBRARIANS

Faculty Academic Support Manager for BEAMS is Christine Muller

Faculty of the Built Environment

Caroline Fletcher (Mon & Tue) and Suzanne Tonkin (Wed – Fri)

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Ruth Russell (Mon – Wed) for;

  • Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Physics and Bioengineering

Caroline Fletcher (Mon & Tue) and Suzanne Tonkin (Wed – Fri) for;

  • Department of Management Science and Innovation

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS)

Robert Tomaszewski for;

  • Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology Studies, Space and Climate Physics and Statistical Science

 

If you have any queries about searching for literature, finding exam papers or are wondering what the best resources are for your subject, don’t forget that our library guides, Subject Guides, Moodle module WISE and our Enquiry Desk team are available to help!

I’ve really enjoyed working with you all and wish you all luck in your research, exams and dissertations!

All best wishes,

Francine

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By Francine Wood, on 28 March 2014

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New published research for the Department of Biochemical Engineering in Dec 13 and Jan 14

By Martine J Painter, on 19 February 2014

Below is a list of new articles published by staff in UCL’s Department of Biochemical Engineering. This list was produced from searches on Web of Science and Scopus.

ALBINIAK, A. M., MATOS, C. F. R. O., BRANSTON, S. D., FREEDMAN, R. B., KESHAVARZ-MOORE, E. & ROBINSON, C. 2013. High-level secretion of a recombinant protein to the culture medium with a Bacillus subtilis twin-arginine translocation system in Escherichia coli. Febs Journal, 280, 3810-3821.

FARID, S. S. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness and robustness evaluation for biomanufacturing. BioProcess International, 11, 20-27.

HALIM, A. A., SZITA, N. & BAGANZ, F. 2013. Characterization and multi-step transketolase-omega-transaminase bioconversions in an immobilized enzyme microreactor (IEMR) with packed tube. Journal of Biotechnology, 168, 567-575.

LIU, S., SIMARIA, A. S., FARID, S. S. & PAPAGEORGIOU, L. G. 2013. Designing cost-effective biopharmaceutical facilities using mixed-integer optimization. Biotechnology Progress, 29, 1472-1483.

MELGAREJO-TORRES, R., CASTILLO-ARAIZA, O., LÓPEZ-ORDAZ, P., TORRES-MARTÍNEZ, D., GUTIÉRREZ-ROJAS, M., LYE, G. J. & HUERTA-OCHOA, S. 2014. Kinetic mathematical model for ketone bioconversion using Escherichia coli TOP10 pQR239. Chemical Engineering Journal, 240, 1-9.

NOYES, A., BOESCH, A., GODAVARTI, R., TITCHENER-HOOKER, N., COFFMAN, J. & MUKHOPADHYAY, T. 2013. High throughput quantification of capsular polysaccharides for multivalent vaccines using precipitation with a cationic surfactant. Vaccine, 31, 5659-5665.

TAVAKOLI-KESHE, R., PHILLIPS, J. J., TURNER, R. & BRACEWELL, D. G. 2013. Understanding the Relationship Between Biotherapeutic Protein Stability and Solid-Liquid Interfacial Shear in Constant Region Mutants of IgG1 and IgG4. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

GUILILANO, D. B., FUSSELL, H., LENART, I., TSAO, E., NESBETH, D., FLETCHER, A. J., CAMPBELL, E., YOUSEF, N., HEBERT, D. N., GOULD, K., POWIS, S. J. & ANTONIOU, A. N. 2013. Degradation of HLA-B27 dimers is mediated by EDEM in an ER stress regulated pathway. Immunology, 140, 189-189.

HASSAN, S., KESHAVARZ-MOORE, E., MA, J. & THOMAS, C. 2014. Breakage of Transgenic Tobacco Roots for Monoclonal Antibody Release in an Ultra-Scale Down Shearing Device. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 111, 196-201.

SIMARIA, A. S., HASSAN, S., VARADARAJU, H., ROWLEY, J., WARREN, K., VANEK, P. & FARID, S. S. 2014. Allogeneic Cell Therapy Bioprocess Economics and Optimization: Single-Use Cell Expansion Technologies. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 111, 69-83.

 

New Books for the Physics Collection in December 2013

By Martine J Painter, on 5 February 2014

New items added were:

Communicating science : a national conference on science education and public outreach : proceedings proceedings of a conference held at held at Tucson, Arizona, USA, 4-8 August 2012
San Francisco : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2013.
PHYSICS E 6 ASP [473]

22nd Conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems : proceedings of a conference held at University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 4-8 November 2012
San Francisco : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2013.
PHYSICS E 6 ASP [475]

Galaxy Mergers in An Evolving Universe : proceedings of a conference held at Farglory Hotel, Hualien, Taiwan, 23-28 October 2011
San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2013.
PHYSICS E 6 ASP [477]

294th International Astronomical Union Symposium on Solar and astrophysical dynamos and magnetic activity
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
PHYSICS E 6 IAU [294]

295th International Astronomical Union Symposium on The intriguing life of massive galaxies : held in Beijing, China, August 27-31, 2012
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
PHYSICS E 6 IAU [295]

galaxy

New Books for the Mathematics Collection in December 2013

By Martine J Painter, on 5 February 2014

New books added were:

Bump, D.
Lie groups
London : Springer, c2013.
MATHEMATICS E 20 BUM

Krantz, S. G.
Geometric analysis of the Bergman kernel and metric
London : Springer, c2013.
MATHEMATICS G 50 KRA

Schneider, R.
Convex bodies : the Brunn-Minkowski theory
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
MATHEMATICS G 60 SCH Red Balls in a Tower by Steel-City @ Creative Commons flickr

Stroock, D. W.
Mathematics of probability
Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2013.
MATHEMATICS L 30 STR

Siegel, A. N.
Combinatorial game theory
Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2013.
MATHEMATICS L 33 SIE

Stroock, D. W.
An introduction to Markov processes
London : Springer, c2014.
MATHEMATICS L 37 STR

Lovász, L.
Large networks and graph limits
Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2012.
MATHEMATICS N 30 LOV

Saitō, T.
Fermat’s last theorem : basic tools
Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, 2013.
MATHEMATICS Pers TRA [243]

Asymmetric topology and its applications / edited by Jesús Rodríguez-López and Salvador Romaguera
Roma : Aracne, c2011.
MATHEMATICS Pers

New Books for the Science and Technology Studies Collection in December 2013

By Martine J Painter, on 4 February 2014

New books added were:

Litmus : short stories from modern science / edited by Ra Page
Manchester : Comma, 2011.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE A 50 PAG litmus

Peterson, M. A.
Galileo’s muse : Renaissance mathematics and the arts
London : Harvard University Press, 2011.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE D 3 PET

Sheldrake, R.
The science delusion : feeling the spirit of enquiry
London : Coronet, 2012.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE W 30 SHE

Wrestling with nature : from omens to science / edited by Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers and Michael H. Shank
London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE W 40 HAR

Ruse, M.
The Gaia hypothesis : science on a pagan planet
London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE W 80 RUS