National Student Survey 2019 15 July 2019 Our graduating Chemistry students of 2019 have sent out a ringing endorsement of their courses in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), released recently.
- Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids 13 January 2020 As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. It’s hard to quit smoking, a habit that claims the lives of more than seven million people each year.
- Catalytic protocells get zingy 10 January 2020 Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy.
- New archaeological discoveries reveal birch bark tar was used in medieval England 19 December 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the British Museum, in collaboration with Oxford Archaeology East and Canterbury Archaeological Trust, have, for the first time, identified the use of birch bark tar in medieval England – the use of which was previously thought to be limited to prehistory.
- Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles 27 November 2019 New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were thought to keep the marine nitrogen cycle relatively stable over geological time can break down when oxygen levels in the ocean decline significantly.
- Could synthetic molecules provide a general treatment for Cystic Fibrosis? 14 November 2019 A new treatment for lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) for which there remains no cure could potentially benefit all patients, according to a University of Bristol study published in Chemical Science. The findings are an important step towards a new therapy addressing the fundamental cause of cystic fibrosis.
- University of Bristol wins significant funding for three new National Nuclear User Facilities 8 November 2019 The University of Bristol has been awarded around £10 million funding for three National Nuclear User Facility bids covering robotics, microscopy and materials research.
- University of Bristol spin-out raises £760,000 to commercialise biosensing technology 31 October 2019 Rosa Biotech, a new University of Bristol spin-out which developed a sensing platform capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by chronic diseases has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which mimics mammals’ sense of smell, has significant potential to transform the medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals industries.
- Inspirational Bristol Scientists Board Unveiled 10 October 2019 Lara Lalemi organised the ‘Inspirational Bristol Scientists’ event as part of Black History Month. It was designed to showcase the brilliant contributions that BAME students in science and engineering make to the university and to the wider community.
- First evidence for early baby bottles used to feed animal milk to prehistoric babies 26 September 2019 A team of Scientists led by the School of Chemistry's Organic Geochemistry Unit, has found the first evidence that prehistoric babies were fed animal milk using the equivalent of modern-day baby bottles.
- Advanced Chemistry Summer School for students from Jilin University in China 28 August 2019 The School of Chemistry has welcomed staff and students from Jilin University (JLU) in China as part of a long-standing relationship between the two institutions.