News in 2018
- 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
- Professor David Stephens’s appointment to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 23 March 2018
- ‘Wiggling and jiggling’: new study helps explain how organisms can evolve to live at different temperatures 21 March 2018 The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman famously said that, in principle, biology can be explained by understanding the wiggling and jiggling of atoms. For the first time, new research from the University of Bristol, UK and the University of Waikoto, New Zealand explains how this ‘wiggling and jiggling’ of the atoms in enzymes – the proteins that make biological reactions happen – is ‘choreographed’ to make them work at a particular temperature.
- Watch fat cells help heal a wound in a fly 27 February 2018 Fat body cells in Drosophila play a surprising role in sealing wounds and preventing infection, researchers at the University of Bristol report in the journal Developmental Cell.
- Bristol to lead revolutionary research into 'self-healing' materials 11 January 2018 A consortium of seven institutions led by the University of Bristol, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing new materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.
- Intracellular damage in a muscular dystrophy 11 January 2018 A new publication from the laboratory of Bristol Biochemistry's Andrea Brancaccio was published in Human Mutation and chosen as the cover image.