A group from the SoC together with colleagues from St Andrews, Glasgow and Strathclyde universities visited Singapore to exchange ideas and build new partnerships.
Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, the College of Science & Engineering is investing in a further cohort of 10 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality with a particular focus on:
Research by the Michel group and Interactive Scientific Limited has created new virtual reality software that could enhance drug design.
The technique uses molecular simulation software developed by the Michel group, in conjunction with visualisation using Interactive Scientific Limited's Nano Simbox. Combining the two pieces of software allows researchers to better visualise and understand the complex structures of proteins. This, in turn, could lead to a reduction in the time and money required to bring a new drug to market.
Congratulations to Giulia Novelli, a 1st year PhD student in the Parsons group, who has been awarded a poster prize in the IUCr Journals Applied Crystallography category at the European Crystallographic Meeting in Oviedo last week for her poster "Carbon Molecules in Space: a Thermal Equation of State Study of Solid Hexamethylenetetramine."
The School of Chemistry has had two applications to the RSC Inclusion and Diversity Fund approved.
The award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of these young investigators in advancing the chemical science and making a positive impact in their organizations, communities and society with independence and research originality/impact.
Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease.
The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the future. The work was carried out by a team of scientists, including Dr Mathew Horrocks.
Dr Craig Johnston, from the Lloyd-Jones group, has been awarded a five year Royal Society University Research Fellowship which he will start at St Andrews later this year.
Royal Society University Research Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.