Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production 13 December 2017 Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production.
- Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production 13 December 2017 Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production.
- Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss 14 November 2017 Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
- Protein complex to die for 9 November 2017
- Biochemist wins Faculty's Best Doctoral Research Thesis Prize 2016/17 26 October 2017 An annual prize is made for the thesis considered to be the best within each faculty. Internal and external examiners were invited to nominate suitable theses and one winner has been selected from each faculty by members of the Research Degrees Exam Board, which oversees the examination process for research awards. The Board is chaired by Professor Sally Heslop, Academic Director of Graduate Studies.
- BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership in Bristol Biochemistry 24 October 2017
- The discovery of 'retriever' reveals new insight into human disease 15 September 2017 Bristol Biochemists have made the exciting discovery of a previously unrecognised multi-protein complex that plays a central role in controlling the delivery of proteins to the cell surface. The study of this complex, which they have called “retriever”, will pave the way for further understanding how delivery of proteins to the cell surface is perturbed in a variety of human diseases.
- PICK1 regulates AMPA receptor endocytosis via direct interactions with AP2 α-appendage and dynamin 12 September 2017 Congratulations to the laboratory of Dr Jon Hanley for their recent paper 'PICK1 regulates AMPA receptor endocytosis via direct interactions with AP2 α-appendage and dynamin', published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
- Artificial enzyme functions as well as natural version 5 September 2017 Scientists from the Bristol Biochemistry have designed an artificial enzyme that functions as well as (and in some cases better than) a vital class of natural enzymes.
- Family of proteins involved in brain’s connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists 4 September 2017 Bristol Biochemistry scientists have found that the delivery of a group of proteins involved in the information flow between the brain’s nerve cells to the synapse is much more sophisticated than previously suspected. The findings, published in Cell Reports, will help the development of therapies for conditions such as epilepsy and autism whereby neuronal communication circuits malfunction.
- Biochemistry graduates PhD placement successes 14 August 2017