School of Chemistry named 5th in the Country by Guardian University Guide 23 September 2020 The School of Chemistry has climbed into the top 5 Chemistry Departments in the UK, in the Guardian's annual university guide
- Scientists pioneer creation of programmable artificial tissues from synthetic cells 13 May 2021 Scientists have created new artificial tissues that mimic some of the complex characteristics and abilities of living tissues, paving the way towards unprecedented advances in medicine, soft-robotics, and micro-engineering.
- Bristol awarded record number of European grants for ‘excellent’ science, third highest in Europe 23 April 2021 The University will receive €13M for globally significant research into anti-microbial resistance, artificial reproduction, futuristic materials, quantum mechanics, the philosophy of evolution and a truth taskforce to combat misinformation.
- Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa 14 April 2021 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 years ago.
- New research will disrupt solar and expedite efforts toward Net-Zero target 23 February 2021 A team of researchers, led by chemists from the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry, has received significant funding from the UKRI to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices, used to produce solar energy.
- Research shows emissions of banned ozone-depleting substance are back on the decline 11 February 2021 Global emissions of a potent substance notorious for depleting the Earth’s ozone layer – the protective barrier which absorbs the Sun’s harmful UV rays – have fallen rapidly and are now back on the decline, according to new research.
- Aerosol generating procedures in respiratory care found to be less risky than previously thought 8 February 2021 In August 2020, the AERATOR group was awarded an NIHR-UKRI grant to study a range of potentially aerosol generating procedures (AGP’s) that are commonly performed across the NHS.
- School of Chemistry welcome Phil Bates as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence 4 February 2021 Phil Bates has been awarded an Entrepreneur in Residence Award from The Royal Society.
- Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources 3 December 2020 Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.
- Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels 23 November 2020 An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel dilation - that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue.
- Interactive virtual reality emerges as a new tool for drug design against COVID-19 13 November 2020 Scientists from the School of Chemistry have demonstrated a new virtual reality [VR] technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and enable researchers to share models to collaborate in new ways. The innovative tool, created by School of Chemistry researchers, and published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, will help scientists around the world identify anti-viral drug leads more rapidly.