Cabot biologist awarded New Phytologist Tansley Medal20 December 2021Dr Tommaso Jucker, a NERC Independent Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences, has won the 2020 New Phytologist Tansley Medal, an annual award that recognises an outstanding contribution to plant science by an early career researcher.
Science Creates opens second incubator for next generation of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs25 November 2021Science Creates, the deep tech ecosystem that nurtures science and engineering start-ups and spin-outs, has today opened its second specialised incubator space in Bristol. It will be home to a new generation of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs leveraging advanced technologies such as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing which will be used to tackle big problems such as cancer, vaccine development and climate change.
Cabot Institute Innovation Fund 2021: winning projects announced27 September 2021Winners of the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2021 have been announced. The funds are aimed at supporting bold, ambitious and impactful ideas that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The fund enables the Cabot Institute to support new interdisciplinary connections and establish new research areas, providing a strong foundation for further funding opportunities.
Bristol water risk intelligence provider receives funding boosting9 September 2021Backing from global risk assessment firm Moody’s will grow University of Bristol spin-out company Fathom’s presence in global markets across multiple sectors including (re)insurance, risk management, financial services, engineering and disaster response.
Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet, new study finds20 August 2021A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world’s most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated with a warmer Polar atmosphere. Using modern methods to calculate projected changes to sea levels, researchers discovered that the two ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica respond differently, reflecting their very distinct local climates.
Understanding enzyme evolution paves the way for green chemistry19 August 2021Researchers at the 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.
Bristol scientists contribute to high-profile IPCC climate report9 August 2021The 6th Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released today. The report provides information to policymakers on the most up to date climate science, and will play an important role in informing decision making at the forthcoming United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.
Decline in CO2 cooled earth’s climate over 30 million years ago, scientists find2 August 2021New research led by the 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.