Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Pierangelo Gobbo wins EPSRC New Investigator Award 2020 11 March 2020Vice 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 2020Bristol 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’.