Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing elected as Fellow of the Royal Society 5 May 2017 The School of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to science
- 18th Bristol Synthesis Meeting hosted by the School of Chemistry 18 April 2018 The 18th Bristol Synthesis Meeting took place on Tuesday 10th April 2018 and brought together over 550 chemistry researchers from institutions around the UK, Ireland and further afield to listen to five renowned speakers representing diverse areas of organic chemistry. The vast majority of the delegates were postgraduate students and the enthusiasm this brought to the conference was palpable.
- Bristol researchers awarded over €10M in European Research Council grants 12 April 2018 Five senior researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €10M in European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research.
- New aza-Heck reaction for the preparation of complex N-heterocyclic ring systems 6 April 2018 New research from Paul Pringle, John Bower and colleagues outlines a new aza-Heck reaction for the preparation of complex N-heterocyclic ring systems.
- Undergraduate Student Society host Diversity in STEM Event. 20 March 2018 The event was a huge success with over 60 attendees and 20 post-16 students from local Schools in Bristol.
- New methods for quantifying cooperative hydrogen bond strengths 12 March 2018 A recently published paper describes mimics of peptides and proteins built from symmetrical ureas rather than amino acids, which gives them the unusual property that their hydrogen bonding network can choose whether to face up or down the chain.
- Plastic Fantastic: turning plastic pollution into cleaning agents 26 February 2018 Bristol Scientists have discovered a way to re-use your plastic waste to breakdown harmful substances in waste water supplies, as described by a paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations 14 February 2018 Researchers from the School of Chemistry, and the University of Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.
- Caught in a spin: cation rotation is too rapid to support ferroelectric domains 12 February 2018 A recent paper, by Dr Tom Oliver's group, with collaborators at the Rutherford Appleton National Laboratory, describes the use of two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy to investigate the presence of long-lived (anti-) ferroelectric domains in hybrid lead-halide perovskite thin films.
- Recent Publications from the Aggarwal Group 22 January 2018 The group of Professor Varinder Aggarwal performed a publication strike, with three papers accepted to the journal Angewandte Chemie over just a few weeks.
- The early bits of life 17 January 2018 How can life originate before DNA and genes? One possibility is that there are natural processes that lead to the organisation of simple physical objects such as small microcapsules that undergo rudimentary forms of interaction, self-organisation and information processing.