Congratulations to Dr Nicholle Bell who has just been awarded a 5 year NERC Independent Research Fellowship on the topic of “Molecular, microbial & enzymatic synergies and their significance to peatland condition.”
Congratulations to Dr Amanda Jarvis, who has been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship.
Future Leader Fellows will each benefit from a share of £40 million towards cutting edge research addressing fundamental global issues, including tackling climate change and revolutionising travel across cities.
The scheme, supported by a total £900 million government investment over 3 years, offers support to work closely with business to take their discoveries from the laboratory to the commercial market.
As in previous years, the School of Chemistry organised an image competition as part of their drop-in activities “Computer-powered Chemistry” at the Edinburgh International Science Festival from 11th-15th April 2019.
An interview with Professor Colin Pulham has been featured on the Scotsman website.
Professor Pulham discusses the benefits of industrial collaborations for both parties. In a wide-ranging article he talks about how collaborating with partners in industry accelerates research and development of new products as well as what excites and drives him as a researcher.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific and technological institutes in India and, with a combined student and staff population of around 30,000, it is effectively its own self-contained town. For three weeks over March and April 2019, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the campus of IIT KGP to conduct research at the School of Chemical Engineering and the Rural Development Centre.
Research involving Dr Adam Kirrander that produces visualisations of molecular reactions, carried out at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, has been published in Nature Chemistry.
Research at the University of Edinburgh has developed new chemical probes which allow them to track the activity in cells as they interact with molecules such as glucose.
The technique allows the researchers to track behaviour in live cells using microscopes. The team hope to be able to expand their technique to look for activity related to other molecules to help improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
The University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry is leading the way on a paradigm changing, multilateral €4.5M project funded by the EU Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020, the Indian Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
ARREST-TB (Accurate, Rapid, Robust and Economical diagnoStic Technologies for Tuberculosis) is co-ordinated and led by the University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry and will focus on the development of affordable diagnostic technologies for Tuberculosis (TB).