Chemistry spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes 17 August 2018 School of Chemistry spin-out company Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800 million.
- Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions 23 May 2019 Since 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.
- New research reveals what was on the menu for medieval peasants 16 May 2019 Scientists from the School of Chemistry have uncovered, for the first time, definitive evidence that determines what types of food medieval peasants ate and how they managed their animals.
- Report Published on the Being BME in STEM Conference 10 May 2019 The 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 success 17 April 2019 On 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 fellowship 15 April 2019 The 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 Training 12 April 2019 Bristol 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 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. 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.
- Accessible toilet signs installed throughout the School of Chemistry 4 March 2019 These signs have been developed to raise awareness of invisible disabilities.
- Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute 4 March 2019 Researchers 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 2019 On 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.