News in 2015
Transformation and Patterning of Supermicelles using Dynamic Holographic Assembly - research published in Nature Communications
7 December 2015
Research carried out by Professor Ian Manners' group published in Nature Communications
Ultraviolet Absorption Induces Hydrogen-Atom Transfer in G⋅C Watson–Crick DNA Base Pairs in Solution
26 November 2015
Research led by the School of Chemistry published in Angewandte Chemie
Synthetic receptor for polysaccharides reported in Nature Chemistry
24 November 2015
A molecule which can thread onto polysaccharides has been designed and synthesised by the Tony Davis group.
School of Chemistry research named as a World Changing Idea
19 November 2015
Fundamental research carried out into how chemical reactions happen in a liquid has been recognised as a World Changing Idea by Scientific American, the US’s leading popular science magazine.
School of Chemistry students head to China
19 November 2015
12 students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis have just completed a very successful trip to Shanghai, China.
The Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (BRAMS) has arrived
13 November 2015
The University of Bristol is delighted to announce the arrival of a new radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility in the UK.
School of Chemistry Research published in Nature
12 November 2015
Early farmers exploited beehive products at least 8,500 years ago, according to new Research from the Organic Geochemistry Unit in the School of Chemistry.
Research from Tony Davis' group published in Nature Chemistry
9 November 2015
Anion transport across cell membranes.
School of Chemistry Research published in ACIE
30 October 2015
Research carried out by Dr John Bower, PhD student Giacomo Crisenza and summer placement Olga Sokolova published by ACIE
Professor Varinder Aggarwal awarded Nankai University Lectureship
19 October 2015
Professor Varinder Aggarwal has been awarded the prestigious Nankai University Lectureship in Organic Chemistry in Japan
School of Chemistry Research featured by Chemistry & Industry magazine
14 October 2015
Steve Mann's research into Protolife and artificial cells featured in recent Chemistry & Industry article.
Research by Professor Paul Bartlett, Professor Paddy Royall and colleagues published in Nature Physics
8 October 2015
Transmission of torque at the nanoscale
Chemistry Explored - Autumn 2015
2 October 2015
The fourth Edition of the School of Chemistry Magazine 'Chemistry Explored' is now available
Staff and students from Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) head to China
24 September 2015
This autumn eight BCFN students and three academics travelled to China to attend ChinaNano 2015 and to enhance and further cement relationships between the University of Bristol and two leading Chinese universities.
Professor Julian Eastoe wins ECIS-Solvay Prize
21 September 2015
Congratulations to Professor Julian Eastoe who has been awarded the ECIS-Solvay Prize which was announced at the recent 29th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) in Bordeaux
Professor Ian Manners' group published in Nature Communications
18 September 2015
Congratulations to Professor Ian Manners and colleagues for their recent paper which has been published in Nature Communications.
Tom Oliver awarded prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship for 2015
14 September 2015
Congratulations to Dr Tom Oliver who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)
24 August 2015
Synthesis of Enantioenriched Alkylfluorides by the Fluorination of Boronate Complexes
Update from the Women in Science Working Group.
5 August 2015
A Staff Development Seminar held in the PG Coffee Lounge on 23 July 2015 was attended by over 40 people, both men and women, from across the Science Faculty. This successful event, organised by the Women in Chemistry Working Group, highlighted training opportunities for staff and postgraduate students within the University.
Dr Colin Western awarded Education Award at this year's Bristol Teaching Awards
17 June 2015
Congratulations to Colin Western who has won one of this year’s University Awards for Education.
Self-healing technology one step closer after University of Bristol scientists produce aircraft wings which fix themselves.
11 June 2015
Research presented at a Royal Society meeting in London this week, is being billed as an important step in an emerging field.
Professor Varinder Aggarwal awarded a 5 year ERC Advanced Investigator Grant
1 June 2015
Congratulations to Professor Varinder Aggarwal who has been awarded a 5 year ERC Advanced Investigator Grant valued at £2m entitled, 'Efficient, Flexible Synthesis of Molecules with Tailored Shapes: From Photoswitchable Helices to anti-Cancer Compounds'.
Royal Society of Chemistry Awards 2015 - Congratulations to John Bower and Tony Davis
5 May 2015
Congratulations to two of our staff who have won Royal Society of Chemistry Awards for 2015.
Official Opening of BrisSynBio
30 April 2015
New £3.3 million synthetic-biology research facilities at the University of Bristol were officially opened today by representatives from the UK research councils and the University. The research carried out there will have numerous applications, including helping to speed up drug discovery and development, and improving the yield of wheat.
Leverhulme Trust Study abroad programme
21 April 2015
Congratulations to PhD student Adele Faulkner (working with John Bower) who has just heard that her Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship application has been successful.
BristolBridge: a multidisciplinary approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance
16 April 2015
The University has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support researchers from a wide range of disciplines in efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Towards Ideality - Research from the School of Chemistry published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society
13 April 2015
Towards Ideality: The Synthesis of (+)-Kalkitoxin and (+)-Hydroxyphthioceranic Acid by Assembly-Line Synthesis
8 April 2015
Chemistry Explored - Issue 3
1 April 2015
The third Edition of the School of Chemistry Magazine 'Chemistry Explored' is now available
Research by Professor Ian Manners published in Science
25 March 2015
Multidimensional hierarchical self-assembly of amphiphilic cylindrical block comicelles - by Professor Ian Manners with co-authors Huibin Qiu and Zach Hudson
‘March of the Triffids’ - Professor Paul May wins EPSRC national photography competition
18 March 2015
An image of a diamond-coated forest of carbon nanotubes that can act as miniature electron emitters, by Professor Paul May has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Bristol ChemLabS sets new Outreach record in China
16 March 2015
Bristol ChemLabS, part of the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, pulled out all the stops to set a new Outreach record at the 2015 Science Alive public engagement event in Hong Kong earlier this month.
Experiments and calculations performed by Bristol scientists shed light on a controversial 40-year old theory of protein structure.
9 February 2015
A team of chemists, biochemists and mathematicians at the University of Bristol have published a paper in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, which explores how protein structures are stabilised.
Research from the School of Chemistry receives award from the Nanotechnology Platform Japan
6 February 2015
Research undertaken by the Complex Functional Materials Group in 2013 for the Science paper "In Situ TEM Observation of a Microcrucible Mechanism of Nanowire Growth" has been recognised by the Japanese Government as one of the "6 biggest achievements in Nanotechnology 2013”.
Evidence from warm past confirms recent IPCC estimates of climate sensitivity - research published in Nature
5 February 2015
Evidence from warm past confirms recent IPCC estimates of climate sensitivity - Research by Professor Rich Pancost and Dr Marcus Badger published in Nature
Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing and Dr David Glowacki - Research published in Science
30 January 2015
Chemists at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with colleagues at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU), can now follow chemical reactions in liquids with unprecedented, atomically resolved detail on sub-picosecond timescales (1 picosecond = 10-12s) – matching the time intervals between molecular collisions.
Is glass a true solid?
22 January 2015
Researchers from the University of Bristol have teamed up with Kyoto University to answer whether glass ever becomes truly solid and stops flowing.
Bristol Chemistry ranks 4th in the UK for Research Excellence
7 January 2015
Bristol Chemistry ranks 4th in the UK for Research Excellence