News in 2020

  • Vice Chancellor's Fellow Jie Zheng study is a breakthrough in drug development for complex diseases 7 September 2020 An innovative genetic study of blood protein levels, led by researchers in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC-IEU) at the University of Bristol, has demonstrated how genetic data can be used to support drug target prioritisation by identifying the causal effects of proteins on diseases.
  • EBI Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe featured in global network for women in STEM. 6 April 2020 1MWIS is a global network and website that has been launched profiling women studying & working in STEM, providing real role models to the next generation of girls who may be wishing to pursue or stay in STEM education & careers, and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Dee Knipe has been profiled on the webpage.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Pierangelo Gobbo wins EPSRC New Investigator Award 2020 11 March 2020 Vice Chancellor's Fellow Pierangelo Gobbo has won an EPSRC new Investigator Award for his work on protocellular materials. He aims to pioneer new research frontiers in bottom-up synthetic biology by developing the first chemical reactions and experimental methodologies to start organising millions of protocells into self-standing protocellular materials that are stable in water, highly modular and capable of autonomously adapting and responding to their environment.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Malu Villela Garcia is instrumental in securing Bristol access to a share of £33m to support social enterprises tackling inequality. 7 February 2020 Bristol is to receive investment from Local Access thanks to Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Malu Villela Garcia’s sustained research and engagement with networks within the city, and the University Of Bristol’s Inclusive Economy Initiative. Local Access, a partnership between Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, and Big Society Capital, will provide money for six places nationally: Bradford; Bristol; Gainsborough; Great Manchester (Bolton, Oldham, Stockport and Wigan); Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland; and Southwark in London. They aim ‘to support the development of stronger, more resilient and sustainable social economies in disadvantaged places’.
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