Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design11 December 2017Scientists 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.
Biology and chemistry combine to generate new antibiotics29 November 2017Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with biology and chemistry, a team of scientists from Chemistry and Biological Sciences have generated a brand-new platform that will allow the production of desperately needed brand-new antibiotics.
Let's Get Pyrotechnical - Matthew Tosh invited to host Guest Lecture 24 November 2017The Pyrotechnics guest lecture, given by Matthew Tosh on 16th November, was an EXPLOSIVE success! With approximately 250 keen attendees in the audience, Matthew impressed with a variety of different firework techniques, showcasing a range of different colours, sounds and effects.
Kieran Hudson Awarded Springer Thesis Prize14 November 2017Kieran Hudson has recently been awarded a Prestigious Springer Thesis Prize for his PhD thesis entitled ‘Carbohydrate-Based Interactions at the Molecular and the Cellular Level’.
Diamond thin films: giving biomedical applications a new shine11 October 2017A recent paper by Professor Paul May and reviews a large body of data regarding the use of diamond substrates for in vitro cell culture as well as detailing more recent work exploring diamond-coated implants with the main targets being bone and neural tissue
Nanostructural origin of blue fluorescence in the mineral karpatite31 August 2017Research from the School of Chemistry solves a decades-old mystery as to why a naturally-occurring organic crystal known as karpatite fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green colour.
Interrogating proteins22 May 2017Bristol scientists have designed a new protein structure, and are using it to understand how protein structures are stabilised. This research may help to design small proteins and small molecules that could be the basis for future biotechnologies and medicines.
RSC awards announced8 May 2017Many congratulations to Professor Varinder Aggarwal, Professor Ian Manners and Professor Dudley Shallcross who have all been awarded RSC prizes
Aggarwal group publish in JACS8 May 2017Congratulations to Varinder Aggarwal, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Associate Mattia Silvi and PhD student Christopher Sandford for their recent paper in Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) entitled ‘Merging Photoredox with 1,2-Metallate Rearrangements: The Photochemical Alkylation of Vinyl Boronate Complexes’