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Trio of Bristol scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prizes 8 June 2021 Professor Jonathan Reid, Professor Carmen Galan, and Professor Michael Ashfold, who are all based in the School of Chemistry, have been named the winners of three prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today.
  • Dr Colin Western, 1957 - 2021 7 October 2021 Dr Colin Western, Reader in Chemistry, died on 21st September 2021. Professors Andrew Orr-Ewing and Mike Ashfold offer this appreciation.
  • Major advance in race for SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor drugs 30 September 2021 A new advance towards the development of drugs specifically designed to inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme is reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry's leading journal, Chemical Science. The international team, led by scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, has designed new peptide molecules and shown that they block (inhibit) the virus’s main protease [Mpro] - a prominent SARS-CoV-2 drug target.
  • Understanding enzyme evolution paves the way for green chemistry 15 September 2021 Researchers from the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol have shown how laboratory evolution can give rise to highly efficient enzymes for new-to-nature reactions, opening the door for novel and more environmentally friendly ways to make drugs and other chemicals.
  • Decline in CO2 cooled earth’s climate over 30 million years ago, scientists find 15 September 2021 New research led by the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol demonstrates that a decline in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 played a major role in driving Earth’s climate from a warm greenhouse into a cold icehouse world around 34 million years ago. This transition could be partly reversed in the next centuries due to the anthropogenic rise in CO2.
  • Entos, Inc. announces a $53m funding raise to develop its AI-driven platform for pharmaceutical discovery 2 September 2021
  • Protocells spring into action 25 June 2021 A University of Bristol-led team of international scientists with an interest in protoliving technologies, has today published research which paves the way to building new semi-autonomous devices with potential applications in miniaturized soft robotics, microscale sensing and bioengineering.
  • Trio of Bristol scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prizes 8 June 2021 Professor Jonathan Reid, Professor Carmen Galan, and Professor Michael Ashfold, who are all based in the School of Chemistry, have been named the winners of three prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today.
  • EPSRC Programme Grant 8 June 2021 Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing and Dr Tom Oliver, both from the School of Chemistry, have been awarded a 6-year, £7.9M Programme Grant by EPSRC entitled 'Ultrafast Photochemical Dynamics in Complex Environments', together with co-investigators from UCL, Imperial College, Oxford, and Durham.
  • 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.
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