Lighting up wound healing 22 June 2018 New research reveals the dynamics of collagen deposition and repair
- Lighting up wound healing 22 June 2018 New research reveals the dynamics of collagen deposition and repair
- School of Biochemistry wins University Teaching Awards 14 June 2018 Each year the Bristol Teaching Awards recognise members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, the provision of support for students and education more generally.
- Novel molecular designs unlock therapeutic potential of nicotine receptors 13 June 2018 Seven million people die each year from smoking related diseases, according to the World Health Organisation, with the annual death toll expected to rise to eight million by 2030.
- Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria 8 June 2018 Through computer simulations, scientists can predict if bacteria can be stopped with popular antibacterial therapies or not – a breakthrough which will help select and develop effective treatments for bacterial infections.
- Prestigious award for Senior Lecturer 4 June 2018 Dr Mark Dodding from the School of Biochemistry has won a Lister Institute Research Prize of £250,000 to use small-molecules to probe the molecular mechanisms that control the organisation of components within cells.
- Bristol Professor awarded £1.5 million to look deeper into our cell’s quality control mechanism 24 May 2018 Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel from the School of Biochemistry has won a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science Application to study an essential quality control mechanism in our cells. The mechanism, known as ‘nonsense-mediated mRNA decay’ (NMD) is of fundamental importance for cellular function in health and disease.
- School of Biochemistry awarded Athena SWAN Silver award 8 May 2018 The Silver Award is based on a rigorous review of a detailed self-assessment document, including data on recruitment and retention of staff and students, an action plan and personal case studies. The School of Biochemistry was one of 21 Silver Awards made to academic departments across the UK.
- Bristol PhD student receives prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award 4 May 2018 Dr Catherine Back has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award for her publication describing the structure and the ‘catch-clamp’ binding mechanism of the protein “CshA” involved in life-threatening infections of the heart.
- Bristol researchers use gene editing to improve red blood cell transfusion compatibility 1 May 2018 Synthetic biologists from the School of Biochemistry and BrisSynBio have succeeded in generating lab-made red blood cells with rare blood group types, that could one day be used to help patients who cannot be matched with donor blood.
- Professor Mark Szczelkun awarded 5-year ERC Advanced Grant 11 April 2018 Professor Mark Szczelkun of the School of Biochemistry has been awarded a €2.2M Advanced Grant from The European Research Council (ERC) for his EPICut project on the Molecular Mechanisms, Evolutionary Impacts and Applications of Prokaryotic Epigenetic-Targeted Immune Systems