Hot Paper in "Chemistry - A European Journal"11 October 2016Congratulations to PhD student Ben Mills, Dr Natalie Fey and Professor Charl Faul and collaborators from France, Germany and Poland who have just had a hot paper for publication in “Chemistry - A European Journal”
Small droplets feel the vibe7 October 2016A team of researchers from the Schools of Chemistry, Engineering & Physics have used ultrasonic forces to accurately pattern thousands of microscopic water-based droplets. Each droplet can be designed to perform a biochemical experiment, which could pave the way for highly efficient lab-on-a-chip devices with future applications in drug discovery and clinical diagnostics.
Protocells on the hunt4 October 2016Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a synthetic community of artificial cells that collectively displays a simple form of predatory behaviour. The work provides a new approach to designing complex life-like properties in non-living materials.