Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss14 November 2017Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Biochemist wins Faculty's Best Doctoral Research Thesis Prize 2016/1726 October 2017An annual prize is made for the thesis considered to be the best within each faculty. Internal and external examiners were invited to nominate suitable theses and one winner has been selected from each faculty by members of the Research Degrees Exam Board, which oversees the examination process for research awards. The Board is chaired by Professor Sally Heslop, Academic Director of Graduate Studies.
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.