Megan Shaw wins seminar prize 17 September 2014Megan Shaw has been awarded the best seminar prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry 29th Annual Postgraduate Meeting of the Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group. The meeting was held on 16th September at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Abingdon.
Ikenna Ndukwe wins poster prize at SMASH 201411 September 2014Ikenna Ndukwe, a PhD student in the School of Chemistry, under the supervision of Dr Craig Butts, has been awarded the runner-up prize for his poster entitled "Sensitivity and Resolution Enhancement in EXSIDE and band selective EXSIDE" at SMASH 2014.
Manners group publishes in Nature Chemistry8 September 2014Professor Ian Manners' research group have recently published a paper in Nature Chemistry, this is the group's fourth paper published in Nature and Science journals so far in 2014.
Coming up smelling of roses – WI workshops8 September 2014The team behind Picture It… Chemistry has teamed up with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) to bring chemistry to the WI membership through a number of workshops.
Hind Rattan Award 20154 September 2014Professor Varinder Aggarwal FRS has been awarded the prestigious Hind Rattan Award 2015 which will be presented at a function in New Delhi in early 2015.
Young Boron Chemist Award3 September 2014Dr Amadeu Bonet, a Marie Curie Fellow from Professor Varinder Aggarwal's group, has won the prestigious Young Boron Chemist Award for young scientists (up to 35 years).
2014 National Student Survey14 August 2014The results of the 2014 National Student Survey have revealed that 97% of students in the School of Chemistry expressed overall satisfaction with the Chemistry programme.
Tyntesfield medicine cabinet29 July 2014The School of Chemistry's Jenny Slaughter and Tony Rogers recently visited the National Trust property Tyntesfield House, to help identify the contents of a medicine cabinet stocked during the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The collection is due to go on display at Tyntesfield House, in the autumn of 2014.
Open University Summer School29 July 2014During July the undergraduate teaching laboratories in the School of Chemistry, hosted seventy-three Open University students, as they completed a three day residential course.
Novel strategy for organic synthesis27 July 2014In a recent Nature Chemistry paper, Professor Varinder Aggarwal and Dr Ramesh Rasappan describe a novel strategy for organic synthesis. This involves a new method for combining smaller fragments together in which there is no obvious history in the product of their genesis.
ChemArt in RSC exhibition14 July 2014Images from researchers working at the School of Chemistry and creative writing by primary school students inspired by the pictures, are being shown in London as part of a Royal Society of Chemistry exhibition in London.
Picture It… Herb Walk7 July 2014A couple of weeks ago, Picture It… Chemistry invited a local herbalist (Max Drake from The Urban Fringe Dispensary) to guide fellow plant and chemistry enthusiasts on an evening herb walk in the local Brandon Hill Park in Bristol.
Meet the Universities 201417 June 2014The School of Chemistry's Dr Jonathan Charmant and Dr Jenny Slaughter, will be attending Meet the Universities 2014 on Saturday 28th June (London) and Saturday 12th July (Leeds).
Aggarwal group publishes in Nature Chemistry9 June 2014Writing in Nature Chemistry, Aggarwal and co-workers describe a new method for coupling together secondary and tertiary boronic esters to aromatic compounds. This new method fills a major gap in the Nobel Prize-winning Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction which was limited in the past to the creation of essentially flat molecules, to ones with 3-D structure.
Coated droplets hint at formation of early cells23 April 2014Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a chemical system that brings together alternative ideas on how primitive cells were formed on the early Earth to produce a new model of protocell organization. The work is described in an article published this week in Nature Chemistry.
Charl Faul awarded adjunct professorship in Beijing3 April 2014Charl Faul has recently been awarded an adjunct professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, by Professor Zhang (Head of the Department of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences).