School of Chemistry named 5th in the Country by Guardian University Guide 23 September 2020 The School of Chemistry has climbed into the top 5 Chemistry Departments in the UK, in the Guardian's annual university guide
- Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources 3 December 2020 Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.
- Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels 23 November 2020 An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel dilation - that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue.
- Interactive virtual reality emerges as a new tool for drug design against COVID-19 13 November 2020 Scientists from the School of Chemistry have demonstrated a new virtual reality [VR] technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and enable researchers to share models to collaborate in new ways. The innovative tool, created by School of Chemistry researchers, and published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, will help scientists around the world identify anti-viral drug leads more rapidly.
- Novel approach in organic chemistry enables boron to be added to molecules with high precision 28 October 2020 A major goal in organic synthesis is to develop efficient reactions to convert feedstock chemicals (otherwise known as raw or natural materials) into valuable reagents that can be used to create pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
- 2 ERC starting grants 1 October 2020 Congratulations to Alastair Lennox and Bryan Bzdek who have both won ERC starting grants!
- School of Chemistry named 5th in the Country by Guardian University Guide 23 September 2020 The School of Chemistry has climbed into the top 5 Chemistry Departments in the UK, in the Guardian's annual university guide
- Professor Shallcross honoured by American Chemical Society 10 September 2020 Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Dudley Shallcross is to receive the 2021 George C. Pimentel Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
- Singing is no more risky than talking finds new COVID-19 study 21 August 2020 The performing arts has been badly affected during the coronavirus pandemic with live musical performances cancelled for many months because singing was identified as a potential "higher risk" activity. New collaborative research has shown that singing does not produce very substantially more respiratory particles than when speaking at a similar volume. The findings, published on the pre-print server ChemRxiv, are crucial in providing COVID-19 guidance for live musical performances and the safe distancing of performers and audience.
- Luke Jerram’s Palm Temple installed outside the School of Chemistry 12 August 2020 A spectacular installation by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram is now on permanent display outside the main entrance of the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry.
- Green Impact Silver Award 10 July 2020 The School of Chemistry Admin Team has been awarded the Silver Award by the Green Impact scheme.