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Bristol awarded share of £40 million investment for UK synthetic biology 29 January 2015 The University of Bristol has been awarded a share of £2.2 million as part of a new £40 million investment for UK synthetic biology. Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the multi-million investment at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology, where researchers are using the technology to investigate how to use bacteria in place of fossil fuels to produce the chemicals we need to manufacture a wide variety of everyday products from credit cards, to nappies, to Tupperware tubs.
  • Deputy Prime Minister visits business hub to announce expansion 30 January 2015 An enterprise hub run by the University of Bristol has received a £4million boost from the Government, as announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a visit.
  • Chemistry in a trillionth of a second 29 January 2015 Chemists at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with colleagues at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU), can now follow chemical reactions in liquids with unprecedented, atomically resolved detail on sub-picosecond timescales (1 picosecond = 10-12s) – matching the time intervals between molecular collisions.
  • Steve Croker, 1958-2014 29 January 2015 Steve Croker, former Teaching Laboratory Manager in the School of Chemistry, died on 12 December 2014. Professor Nick Norman pays tribute to an inspirational leader with a positive attitude in all aspects of life.
  • Bristol awarded share of £40 million investment for UK synthetic biology 29 January 2015 The University of Bristol has been awarded a share of £2.2 million as part of a new £40 million investment for UK synthetic biology. Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the multi-million investment at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology, where researchers are using the technology to investigate how to use bacteria in place of fossil fuels to produce the chemicals we need to manufacture a wide variety of everyday products from credit cards, to nappies, to Tupperware tubs.
  • Manchester United’s rising stars help Bristol researchers revolutionise heart health 28 January 2015 A new research project, led by University of Bristol academics, to identify the effects of exercise on young people’s hearts has been announced today [Wed 28 Jan 2015]. Manchester United’s Academy players are being put through their paces having their hearts monitored by the latest imaging technology to give invaluable insights into how young people’s hearts work while doing exercise.
  • Bristol gets smarter with launch of ground-breaking innovation project 27 January 2015 Bristol is set to see the launch of its first joint venture between the city council and the University of Bristol. In a move to combine University research and advanced technology with council owned infrastructure, the company will develop an innovative high-performance, high-speed network in Bristol.
  • Bristol landmarks go green as the European spotlight falls on city 26 January 2015 Two of Bristol’s best-known landmarks were aglow with green as the city launched its year in the spotlight as European Green Capital 2015.
  • Site of Brunel’s ss Great Britain ‘shipwreck’ located in Northern Ireland 26 January 2015 Archaeologists have located the exact position where the ss Great Britain was grounded for nearly a year during her fifth voyage to New York in 1846.
  • Is glass a true solid? 22 January 2015 Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, to answer this puzzling question.
  • Sampling the ‘grounding zone’ in Antarctica 22 January 2015 Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers, including Professor Martyn Tranter of the University of Bristol, has become the first ever to reach and sample the ‘grounding zone’, where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge.

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