Could synthetic molecules provide a general treatment for Cystic Fibrosis?14 November 2019A new treatment for lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) for which there remains no cure could potentially benefit all patients, according to a University of Bristol study published in Chemical Science. The findings are an important step towards a new therapy addressing the fundamental cause of cystic fibrosis.
University of Bristol spin-out raises £760,000 to commercialise biosensing technology31 October 2019Rosa Biotech, a new University of Bristol spin-out which developed a sensing platform capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by chronic diseases has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which mimics mammals’ sense of smell, has significant potential to transform the medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals industries.
Inspirational Bristol Scientists Board Unveiled 10 October 2019Lara Lalemi organised the ‘Inspirational Bristol Scientists’ event as part of Black History Month. It was designed to showcase the brilliant contributions that BAME students in science and engineering make to the university and to the wider community.
Supercapacitors turbocharged by laxatives16 August 2019An international team of scientists, including Professor Julian Eastoe from the School of Chemistry, has worked out a way to improve energy storage devices called supercapacitors, by designing a new class of detergents chemically related to laxatives.
Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life29 July 2019Inspired by the processes of cellular differentiation observed in developmental biology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the School of Chemistry have demonstrated a new spontaneous approach to building communities of cell-like entities (protocells) using chemical gradients.
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions23 May 2019Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today [Wednesday 22 May] by an international team of scientists from Bristol (led by Matt Rigby), the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland.
Report Published on the Being BME in STEM Conference10 May 2019The Being BME in STEM Conference hosted by the School of Chemistry on 6th of February 2019, was organised to come up with possible solutions for the problem of low recruitment and retention of BME students in STEM degrees (the leaky pipeline). A summary of the event and the resulting suggestions of how to improve, are detailed in the report.
Bristol Synthesis Meeting 2019 a great success17 April 2019On Tuesday the 9th April, we hosted the annual 19th Bristol Synthesis Meeting. This event is the largest one-day chemistry meeting in Europe and attracts delegates from all over the UK and beyond with a programme of world-leading experts in organic synthesis. Once again, this year’s event was a great success, with over 500 participants enjoying a brilliant day of chemistry.
Bristol chemist wins prestigious fellowship15 April 2019The School of Chemistry is delighted to congratulate Phillippa Cooper, a postgraduate student in John Bower's group, who has been awarded a highly prestigious Lindemann Trust Fellowship.
Bristol ChemLabS Partners for the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in Chemistry Outreach Training12 April 2019Bristol Chemists Tim Harrison (Director of Outreach) and Jonny Furze (Outreach Assistant) took time out of their busy schedule to work with 77 second and third year chemistry undergraduates at USIM. The initial training session was followed up when small groups from the trained students assisted Tim Harrison in the delivery of the internationally established lecture demonstration ‘A Pollutant’s Tale’ to senior school students.
New Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology to be hosted in the School of Chemistry 27 March 2019Building stripped-down versions of life using protocells, genome delivery systems and synthetic cytoskeletons comprise some of the groundbreaking research due to take place at a new Centre launched at the University of Bristol. The Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology, a partnership between the University of Bristol and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) in Germany, aims to advance the future of health and medicine by understanding the fundamental nature of life.
Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute4 March 2019Researchers in the School of Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology and Microsoft Research have successfully assembled communities of artificial cells that can chemically communicate and perform molecular computations using entrapped DNA logic gates.
Being BME in STEM Conference 18 February 2019On 6th of February 2019, the School of Chemistry hosted it's first 'Being BME in STEM’ Conference which was organised by Lara Lalemi and the newly formed BME in STEM network. The event was organised to come up with possible solutions for the problem of low recruitment and retention of BME students in STEM degrees.
Prestigious award for Bristol scientist 10 January 2019A University of Bristol academic has been recognised for his work in the field of synthetic chemistry after being awarded the prestigious Yamada-Koga Prize 2019 from the University of Tokyo.