National Student Survey 2019 15 July 2019 Our graduating Chemistry students of 2019 have sent out a ringing endorsement of their courses in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), released recently.
- EPSRC New Investigator Award 2020 for research on protocellular materials 13 March 2020 Dr Pierangelo Gobbo, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the School of Chemistry, has won an EPSRC New Investigator Award worth £392,000.
- Florence Gregson, from the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry, wins gold at national STEM awards 12 March 2020 Nine University of Bristol students presented their research in the Houses of Parliament on 9 March 2020 as part of a national competition which celebrates early stage or early career researchers; Florence Gregson, from the school of Chemistry, was awarded the gold medal.
- Carbon chains can adopt fusilli or spaghetti type shapes depending if they have odd or even numbers of atoms 9 March 2020 Helical shapes are very familiar in the natural world and, at the molecular level, of DNA, the very blueprint of life itself.
- Development of new blood test for GPs could help diagnose brain tumours earlier 26 February 2020 The School of Chemistry will be involved in new research, funded by Cancer Research, to produce a simple blood test to help diagnose brain tumours. Thanks to funding of nearly £500,000 from Cancer Research UK, this blood test could be used by GPs in primary care to allow earlier diagnosis. Around 60,000 patients in the UK are living with a brain tumour but only 20 per cent of patients are still alive five years after diagnosis, partly because they present late with large inoperable tumours.
- Scientists discover new non-sticky gels 3 February 2020 Scientists from the School of Chemistry and Université Paris-Saclay have discovered a new class of material – non-sticky gels.
- Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids 13 January 2020 As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. It’s hard to quit smoking, a habit that claims the lives of more than seven million people each year.
- Catalytic protocells get zingy 10 January 2020 Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy.
- New archaeological discoveries reveal birch bark tar was used in medieval England 19 December 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the British Museum, in collaboration with Oxford Archaeology East and Canterbury Archaeological Trust, have, for the first time, identified the use of birch bark tar in medieval England – the use of which was previously thought to be limited to prehistory.
- Pronoun button badges available in the School of Chemistry 12 December 2019 For our LGBT+ colleagues and students, the pronouns we use for them are a big part of their identity. We can show we care by using the right ones and sharing our own.
- Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles 27 November 2019 New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were thought to keep the marine nitrogen cycle relatively stable over geological time can break down when oxygen levels in the ocean decline significantly.