Bristol Chemistry #1 in the UK for Research based on Times Higher Education analysis of REF2021 6 June 2022 The School of Chemistry is proud to announce that we have been ranked first for research across UK Chemistry Departments in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).
- Dr Bryan Bzdek awarded prestigious Leverhulme Prize 25 October 2022 Dr Bryan Bzdek, Proleptic Senior Lecturer from the School of Chemistry, is among 30 academics from across the UK who will each receive £100,000.
- Pioneering research using bacteria brings scientists a step closer to creating artificial cells with lifelike functionality 14 September 2022 Scientists have harnessed the potential of bacteria to help build advanced synthetic cells which mimic real life functionality.
- Famine and disease drove the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe 28 July 2022 Prehistoric people in Europe were consuming milk thousands of years before humans evolved the genetic trait allowing us to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults, finds a new study. The research, published in Nature, mapped pre-historic patterns of milk use over the last 9,000 years, offering new insights into milk consumption and the evolution of lactose tolerance.
- Dr Basile Curchod awarded 2022 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship 21 July 2022 Basile Curchod is the winner of the 2022 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award.
- PRIDE Bake Sale 4 July 2022
- Infectivity of airborne SARS-CoV-2 could decrease by 90% within 20 minutes of exhalation, new laboratory study finds 28 June 2022 The SARS-CoV-2 virus can lose 90% of infectivity when in aerosol particles within 20 minutes, according to new University of Bristol findings. The study, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to investigate the decrease in infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol particles over periods from seconds to a few minutes. The aim of the study was to explore the process that could change viral infectivity over short timescales following exhalation.
- Bristol scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize 9 June 2022 Dr Basile Curchod has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Marlow Award in recognition of brilliance in research and innovation.
- Bristol Chemistry #1 in the UK for Research based on Times Higher Education analysis of REF2021 6 June 2022 The School of Chemistry is proud to announce that we have been ranked first for research across UK Chemistry Departments in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).
- Professor Imre Berger elected Fellow of prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences 18 May 2022 Imre Berger, Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry and Director of Bristol’s Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to biomedical science and notable discoveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Amounts of aerosol from vigorous exercise and conversational speaking are similar, finds first study to examine exhaled aerosol emission rates during exercise 19 April 2022 Vigorous exercise does not produce significantly more respiratory particles than speaking, but high-intensity exercise does, finds new University of Bristol-led research. The study, published in Communications Medicine, is the first to measure exhaled aerosols generated during exercise, to help inform the risk of airborne viral transmission of SARS-CoV-2 for indoor exercise facilities and sporting and physical group activities.