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Case Studies

Pinpointing carbon-free helium gas fields to avert global supply crisis

Our Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international team that has identified hidden natural helium gas fields.
Helium gas coloured purple in a test tube when interacting with a plasma ball

Report calls on men’s professional football clubs to tackle sexism

A new report is calling on men’s professional football clubs to tackle pervasive sexism and misogyny in the sport.
England football fans cheering

Scientists decrypt the ‘mechanical code’ of DNA

Our highly-rated Department of Biosciences has helped to decipher the mechanical code of DNA.
DNA code

Can you help record the UK’s mammal activity?

If you’re interested in conservation and ecology, our MammalWeb project needs your help to chart the activity of the UK’s mammals.
Otters stare at the camera after being caught on a camera trap

Supercomputer simulations reveal new possibilities for the Moon's origin

Our pioneering scientists from the Institute for Computational Cosmology used supercomputer simulations to reveal an alternate explanation for the Moon’s origin, as a satellite placed immediately into orbit following a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body.
Moon simulation

£2bn cost of mental ill health ‘parallel pandemic’

We’ve contributed to a report which shows that the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health was largest and most prolonged in the North of England.
A close up of people holding hands

Building Atom Bank's Digital Twin

Durham-based Atom Bank is a digital challenger bank offering an app-based innovative and efficient banking experience.
Atom Bank livery on wall

In partnership with P&G: the chemistry of cleaning

Our award-winning strategic partnership with P&G has enabled unique and globally scalable innovations that have improved billions of consumers' lives around the world.
P&G chemistry

Consumer behavioural profiling results in significant financial gains

Collaborative research into consumer behavioural profiling and impulse buying led by Professor Sarah Xiao and Professor Mike Nicholson at the Business School, has enabled marketing agencies and companies to build new marketing toolkits which have resulted in significant financial gains.
DUBS consumer profiling

Opening up the Classics to the digital world

Durham’s research helps people all over the world to access ancient Greek and Latin literature.

Protecting global communities from harmful volcanic emissions

Our Earth Sciences research is helping communities living near active volcanoes, and the agencies protecting them, to reduce exposure to volcanic emissions.
Volcanic ash

Helping species adapt to climate change

Our bioscientists are playing a key role in identifying the impact of climate change on plant and animal life.
Climate change