Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing elected as Fellow of the Royal Society 5 May 2017 The School of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to science
- New methods for quantifying cooperative hydrogen bond strengths 12 March 2018 A recently published paper describes mimics of peptides and proteins built from symmetrical ureas rather than amino acids, which gives them the unusual property that their hydrogen bonding network can choose whether to face up or down the chain.
- Plastic Fantastic: turning plastic pollution into cleaning agents 26 February 2018 Bristol Scientists have discovered a way to re-use your plastic waste to breakdown harmful substances in waste water supplies, as described by a paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations 14 February 2018 Researchers from the School of Chemistry, and the University of Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.
- Caught in a spin: cation rotation is too rapid to support ferroelectric domains 12 February 2018 A recent paper, by Dr Tom Oliver's group, with collaborators at the Rutherford Appleton National Laboratory, describes the use of two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy to investigate the presence of long-lived (anti-) ferroelectric domains in hybrid lead-halide perovskite thin films.
- Recent Publications from the Aggarwal Group 22 January 2018 The group of Professor Varinder Aggarwal performed a publication strike, with three papers accepted to the journal Angewandte Chemie over just a few weeks.
- The early bits of life 17 January 2018 How can life originate before DNA and genes? One possibility is that there are natural processes that lead to the organisation of simple physical objects such as small microcapsules that undergo rudimentary forms of interaction, self-organisation and information processing.
- Structural and Functional Studies of the Daunorubicin Priming Ketosynthase DpsC 12 January 2018 Research by led by John Crosby, Matt Crump with collaborators at University of Irvine, USA has recently been featured in a paper in Chemical Biology
- Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design 11 December 2017 Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production.
- Bristol Chemists turn Beer into Fuel 7 December 2017 Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient.
- Researchers from the School of Chemistry win Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award 1 December 2017 Congratulations to Wuge Briscoe and former MSc student Lizzie Mould who have won the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award for Business & Economy this year.