Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 201522 October 2015The Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award this year has been given to Dr Hannah Christensen and Professor Matt Hickman for developing mathematical models that could help prevent infectious disease.
Protein-protein Interactions to Target Drug Discoveries3 February 2016A £3.4M programme between the Universities of Leeds and Bristol, the Northern Institute for Cancer Research at Newcastle University, AstraZeneca and Domainex will be looking at protein-protein interactions that could be targets for new drugs
Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism
3 February 2016The genes that cause parasitism in a group of intestinal worms, responsible for one of most prevalent tropical diseases in the developing world, have been identified.
GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership21 January 2016The future of biomedical research in the UK will receive a vital boost thanks to a new collaborative PhD training programme worth £4.6 million. Largely funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the new award to the GW4 Alliance – comprising the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter – will fund more than 50 postgraduate research students over the next three years.
NIHR Awards20 January 2016The National Institute for Health Research regularly celebrates the performance, and growth, in the number of commercial contract studies supported by the Clinical Research Network.
Bristol team to help in the fight against superbugs1 December 2015Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections by the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS.