£3 million for major research study into UK greenhouse gas emissions14 December 2018A study to develop new methods for evaluating the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric observations has been awarded £3M by NERC. The project, led by researchers in the School of Chemistry, is vital for assessing climate change mitigation measures.
Contracting Prototissues7 December 2018Research by Pierangelo Gobbo, Avinash J. Patil, Mei Li, Robert Harniman, Wuge H. Briscoe and Steve Mann that was recently published in Nature Materials has been highlighted on the December Issue journal cover.
Creating rings in natural antibiotic synthesis26 November 2018Scientists at the University of Bristol have revealed the secrets of the key ring forming cascade in the biosynthesis of a globally used antibiotic. They hope their findings could lead to the development of antibiotics with improved properties and new biocatalysts for the clean and efficient synthesis of medicinally important molecules.
Glucose binding molecule could transform the treatment of diabetes19 November 2018Scientists from the School of Chemistry have designed a new synthetic glucose binding molecule platform that brings us one step closer to the development of the world’s first glucose-responsive insulin which, say researchers, will transform the treatment of diabetes.
University to launch new interdisciplinary antimicrobial resistance research network14 November 2018Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global health emergency with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimating that 'superbugs' will kill 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, including more than 90,000 in the UK, unless we can halt the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. The University of Bristol is committed to tackling this global challenge and today [Wednesday 14 November] a new cross-faculty and interdisciplinary AMR research network will be launched, funded by the University's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI).
Bristol to join forces with one of the world’s most prestigious research societies2 November 2018The University of Bristol partners with the Max Planck Society in Germany to establish an innovative new Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology in Bristol. The Centre will pursue game-changing research in the emerging field of minimal biology to address some of the most complex challenges in fundamental science. This could lead to transformative applications in biotechnology and medicine.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award1 November 2018We are pleased to announce that the School has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for a further three years.
STEM Fair for Severnvale Girlguiding24 October 2018The School of Chemistry was represented at a STEM Fair for Severnvale Girlguiding, hosted in Thornbury Leisure Centre on Saturday 20th October.
Sticky protocells join forces in prototissue beating8 October 2018A research team at the University of Bristol has developed a chemical approach to the construction of a tissue-like material from synthetic cells that is capable of beating when heated and cooled.
Protocell guests flee the nest10 September 2018Researchers at the School of Chemistry have shown that resident artificial cells abandon their protocell hosts by displaying antagonistic behaviour on receiving a chemical signal.
Enzyme-powered protocells rise to the top20 August 2018Researchers in the School of Chemistry have successfully assembled enzyme-powered artificial cells that can float or sink depending on their internal chemical activity. The work provides a new approach to designing complex life-like properties in non-living materials.
18th Bristol Synthesis Meeting hosted by the School of Chemistry18 April 2018The 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.
New methods for quantifying cooperative hydrogen bond strengths12 March 2018A 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.