Health pioneers celebrated at awards for life-changing chemistry innovations31 October 2019University of Bristol spin-out, Rosa Biotech, was named as one of the most exciting health chemistry innovators in Europe after winning a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies 2019 award for its biosensing platform that mimics the mammalian olfactory (smelling) system. Rosa was one of two innovations to win the award and a share of £80,000 prize.
The sky’s no limit for Bristol engineers 31 October 2019Dreams of taking flight are not uncommon. Rarer still are moments in life where those dreams come true. Abhishek Gautam has been lucky enough to realise such a lifetime ambition, thanks to using his skills and initiative to strike up a relationship with a world-leading human flight suit manufacturer, propelling his own prospects and raising the aspirations of fellow students.
University of Bristol spin-out raises £760,000 to commercialise biosensing technology31 October 2019Rosa Biotech, a new University of Bristol spin-out which developed a sensing platform capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by chronic diseases has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which mimics mammals’ sense of smell, has significant potential to transform the medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals industries.
Isabel (Liz) Luker, 1954-201930 October 2019Liz Luker, former Laboratory Assistant at the Bristol Heart Institute on level 7 of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, has passed away at the age of 65. Her friend and colleague Professor Sarah George offers this remembrance, bringing together the many expressions of sadness and love from the research teams Liz worked with.
Bristol welcomes international scholars29 October 2019Over 300 scholars, staff and members of sponsor organisations attended the University of Bristol’s International Scholars’ Reception on 24 October.
Bristol Technology Showcase to shine a light on the fourth industrial revolution24 October 2019The University of Bristol is proud to be sponsoring and taking part in this year’s Bristol Technology Showcase, which will take place at Aerospace Bristol on Friday 8 November. The event will shine a spotlight on emerging technologies and themes encompassed in the fourth industrial revolution, with a focus on how they will affect businesses and wider society as a whole.
Tackling racial harassment 24 October 2019Response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's inquiry report 'Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged.'
£18.5 million boost for South West biosciences 24 October 2019PhD training across the biosciences has received a massive boost thanks to a £18.5 million funding award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation) to the University of Bristol-led South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
Maths puzzle inspires Bristol bridges book24 October 2019The University of Bristol is delighted to have supported the publication of a book that represents a unique fusion of Bristol’s history, a mathematical puzzle and a walking challenge around the city.
Rebel robot helps researchers understand human-machine cooperation22 October 2019In a new twist on human-robot research, computer scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a handheld robot that first predicts then frustrates users by rebelling against their plans, thereby demonstrating an understanding of human intention.
Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change21 October 2019An international group of scientists has shown that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public's right to be accurately informed about climate change by funding efforts to deceive people about the dangers of their product. A report illustrating how the industry "polluted the information landscape" and how the damage could be undone is published today [Monday 21 October].
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach 20 October 2019Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices20 October 2019A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers.
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children16 October 2019New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to emergency departments, and that only one in four children received adequate first aid before getting to hospital. These two key findings have led to the design of a national campaign called SafeTea launched today [Wednesday 16 October], National Burns Awareness Day.
Multi-million Euro grant to research the mechanism of viral infection11 October 2019The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Synergy Grant worth €7.6 million to the University of Bristol and Swiss partners, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and the ETH Zurich, for a joint research project looking at the molecular mechanisms of viral infection.
DEEP PURPLE – future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet11 October 2019An ERC (European Research Council) Synergy grant of €11 million over six years (2020-2026) has been awarded to an international group of scientists coordinated by the University of Bristol to examine the role of glacier algae in progressively darkening the Greenland Ice Sheet surface in a warming climate.