News in 2021
- Professor Peter Cullen elected to Membership of EMBO 10 June 2021 Professor Peter Cullen, a Wellcome Trust Investigator in the School of Biochemistry, has been elected a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
- University of Bristol continues fight to eradicate deadly disease on World Tuberculosis Day 25 March 2021 Researchers at the University of Bristol are working on a number of different developments to finally end the TB epidemic.
- Alumni support Biochemistry students 24 March 2021
- How Bristol’s research has played a key role in the world’s response to COVID-19 23 March 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, academics from across the University of Bristol joined together to understand the virus and the impact of the pandemic. Today [23 March] is a year since the first UK lockdown and their research is continuing to play a key role in global efforts to overcome the disease.
- University commissions sculpture of Henrietta Lacks on International Women’s Day 10 March 2021 The University of Bristol has commissioned local artist Helen Wilson Roe to create a sculpture of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman whose human cells were the first ever to survive and multiply outside the body.
- Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel named one of the most influential women in Bristol 8 March 2021 The School of Biochemistry professor is recognised in the BristolLive list.
- The Pride of Bristol: Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel interview with The Bristol Magazine 3 February 2021
- How vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2 28 January 2021 Evidence is emerging that vitamin D – and possibly vitamins K and A – might help combat COVID-19. A new study from the University of Bristol published in the journal of the German Chemical Society Angewandte Chemie has shown how they – and other antiviral drugs – might work. The research indicates that these dietary supplements and compounds could bind to the viral spike protein and so might reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. In contrast, cholesterol may increase infectivity, which could explain why having high cholesterol is considered a risk factor for serious disease.
- Royal Society award enables University researcher to study neurodegenerative disease 15 January 2021 Professor Peter Cullen, a Wellcome Trust Investigator from the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, has been awarded the Royal Society Noreen Murray Professorship to expand his research into neurological sciences.