The discovery of 'retriever' reveals new insight into human disease15 September 2017Bristol Biochemists have made the exciting discovery of a previously unrecognised multi-protein complex that plays a central role in controlling the delivery of proteins to the cell surface. The study of this complex, which they have called “retriever”, will pave the way for further understanding how delivery of proteins to the cell surface is perturbed in a variety of human diseases.
School of Biochemistry authors contribute publication and cover image for FEBS Open Bio4 August 2017The Journal ''FEBS Open Bio' dedicated the cover illustration of its August issue to the Research Article “Structural flexibility of human α‐dystroglycan” by Sonia Covaceuszach, Manuela Bozzi, Maria Giulia Bigotti, Francesca Sciandra, Petr Valeryevich Konarev, Andrea Brancaccio and Alberto Cassetta, a study carried out in collaboration between Bristol Biochemistry with the Istituto di Cristallografia (IC-CNR) and Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare (ICRM-CNR) in Italy.
Insight into Bristol (Biomedical Sciences)7 July 2017Twenty-three students attended their neuroscience and biochemistry science-packed sessions for the Biomedical Sciences Insight into Bristol days on the 1st of July.
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells24 March 2017Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible.