• £6.6 million for major UK non-communicable disease prevention project 10 May 2019 The University of Bristol, in partnership with the Universities of Bath, West of England, Manchester, Reading and Cardiff and Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, has been awarded £6.6 million by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to tackle unhealthy urban planning and development linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes.
  • CRUK-funded Cancer Policy Research Centre Innovation grant 1 May 2019 Congratulations to Caroline Wright, who is now Principal Investigator on a Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) Innovation grant. The 12-month £40 000 grant runts until February 2020.
  • Boost to Bristol’s research in Africa 29 April 2019 A generous £1 million gift from The Perivoli Trust will create new roles and opportunities for Bristol researchers to tackle key challenges and pioneer innovative solutions for the most pressing concerns on the continent.
  • Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues 23 April 2019 Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method, pioneered by Dr Adam Perriman and colleagues, involves re-engineering the membranes of stem cells to effectively “weld” the cells together.
  • Technicians make it happen—Green Lab Accreditation 23 April 2019
  • Recognition in medicinal chemistry 1 April 2019 Prof Varinder Aggarwal of the School of Chemistry 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.
  • New Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology launched 29 March 2019 Building 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 today [Wednesday 27 March]. 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.
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) 28 March 2019 The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute has appointed a new EDI Champion, Fiona McPhail, who took up her post in February 2019.
  • Gordon Research Conference on IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease 19 March 2019 The Gordon Research Conference on IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease too place in Ventura, California, USA, from 10 to 15 March 2019.
  • UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs 14 February 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The first will focus on urban disaster risk and the second aims to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for the environment, food security, human health and the economy in South Asia.

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