A faster and cheaper way to produce new antibiotics4 May 2016A novel way of synthesising a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists at the University of Bristol. By expressing the genes involved in the production of pleuromutilin in a different type of fungus, the researchers were able to increase production by more than 2,000 per cent.
Bristol Plant Scientists Develop New Collaborations in Kyoto15 March 2016Ten plant biology PhD students and research staff travelled from Bristol to Kyoto University in March, for a unique early-career workshop. This allowed them to present their research, share new ideas, and identify future research opportunities.
University of Bristol Academics Win BBSRC Award9 March 2016Kerry Franklin and Alistair Hetherington have been awarded £19,400 from the BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account and RED to support their project 'Adding value to urban farming produced crops'.