Palaeontologist, infectious disease mathematical modeller, anaesthetist and ecologist receive Queen’s Birthday Honours 14 June 2021 University of Bristol academics Professor Mike Benton, Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock, Professor Tim Cook and Professor Jane Memmott have all received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK.
- Palaeontologist, infectious disease mathematical modeller, anaesthetist and ecologist receive Queen’s Birthday Honours 14 June 2021 University of Bristol academics Professor Mike Benton, Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock, Professor Tim Cook and Professor Jane Memmott have all received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK.
- Scientists develop the ‘evotype’ to help unlock the power of evolution for better engineering biology 9 June 2021 Scientists from the University of Bristol have pioneered a new approach to help biological engineers both harness and design the evolutionary potential of new biosystems. Their concept of the ‘evotype’ lays a foundation for the next generation of stable, safe and self-improving biotechnologies.
- Fascination of Plants Day: What are the important questions for plant science research? 19 May 2021 What are the most important challenges for plant science research? Today [18 May] is the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day and researchers from the University of Bristol and The New Phytologist would like to find out from members of the public and academia, farmers, policy makers, funding bodies and industry what issues plant science research should tackle.
- Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants following the Mass Extinctions 17 May 2021 The evolution of herbivores is linked to the plants that survived and adapted after the ‘great dying’, when over 90% of the world’s species were wiped out 252 million years ago.
- University of Bristol students to showcase innovative research in interactive online festival 14 May 2021 Control tiny robots, design a house on Mars and explore medieval manuscripts - these are just some activities on offer at this year’s Research without Borders: The University of Bristol’s Public Festival of Postgraduate Research, which returns on Wednesday 19 May in a new online format.
- Sex cells in parasites are doing their own thing 12 May 2021 Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how microbes responsible for human African sleeping sickness produce sex cells.
- Rooted tree key to understanding bacterial evolution, new study suggests 7 May 2021 An international team of researchers led by Dr Tom Williams from the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences have found a new way to interpret the evolution of bacteria.
- New study sheds light on the deep evolutionary origins of the human smile 7 May 2021 The origins of a pretty smile have long been sought in the fearsome jaws of living sharks which have been considered living fossils reflecting the ancestral condition for vertebrate tooth development and inference of its evolution. However, this view ignores real fossils which more accurately reflect the nature of ancient ancestors.
- Insights from colour-blind octopus help fight human sight loss 5 May 2021 University of Bristol research into octopus vision has led to a quick and easy test that helps optometrists identify people who are at greater risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of incurable sight loss.
- Bristol researchers feature on Attenborough Netflix series 23 April 2021 University researchers feature on a Netflix series narrated by Sir David Attenborough.