We live in a world which is ever more complex. SEFARI is committed to the use of research and knowledge to help us better understand the world around us, and to make better decisions. Science education underpins all our work – on the premise that learning is for everyone, and certainly not confined to the school classroom. SEFARI works with partners to utilise our research for shared learning and experience.
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1 Apr 2022
Going underground: testing the potential of citizen science and DNA to explore alpine soil biodiversity
Soil biodiversity is critical to ecosystem functioning, but our understanding of the richness and distribution of soil organisms lags far behind that of biodiversity above ground.
25 Jun 2021
High throughput sequencing is a powerful tool used to rapidly obtain information about nucleic acids and this can increase our understanding of the biology of a cell and assess changes that may indicate disease.
27 Aug 2019
Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique that can characterise a wide variety of different sample types e.g. from drugs and plastics to soil and minerals.
31 Mar 2022 - 17:02
The climate crisis is a problem of global significance and not everyone has the privilege of accessing resources, or having their voices heard.
11 Mar 2022 - 13:13
Water is a vital and essential part of our lives, but the impact of climate change is leading to there being too much water in some places and too little in others. This presents challenges that will require sustainable solutions, tailored to not only the issue but also the locality.
4 Feb 2022 - 17:08
The climate emergency affects every part of our lives and collaboration within and across sectors is therefore key to addressing this crisis.