Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique used in many branches of chemistry, biology and physics to study the structure and dynamics of molecules.
This camp was a transformative educational event that ran from from November 10 to November 12, 2023, at the TDF MagnifiScience Centre in Karachi, Pakistan. The camp opened doors for young minds from across Pakistan to explore the fusion of three worlds – German Language, Mathematics of AI, and the Genetic Code.
These disorders involve the formation of small, potentially harmful structures called oligomers, which could serve as valuable indicators for early diagnosis. They are incredibly small, however, and much rarer than the healthy non-aggregated proteins. This makes it hard to detect and measure them accurately.
In collaboration with UCB Biopharma, researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s Horrocks group have come up with an innovative solution called "single-molecule two-color aggregate pull-down," or STAPull for short.
The findings of the RSC Missing Elements Report, showed there remains racial and ethnic inequalities within the chemical sciences, particularly with career progression and representation. Within the UK we are failing to retain and nurture talented Black chemists especially after undergraduate studies.
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones is a winner in this year’s Chancellor’s Award. Guy received the Chancellor’s Award for Research in recognition of his major contributions to the University’s profile for research excellence and his impact on the prominence of chemistry at the University. In particular, for his pioneering applications of nuclear magnetic resonance and instrument development, and his industrial collaborations.
Congratulations to Annabel Flook and Roisin O'Dea from the Lloyd-Jones group and Justinas Sakas from the Uhrín group, who won Poster Prizes for their contributions to the development and application of NMR spectroscopy at the SMASH 2023, an international Small Molecule NMR Conference held in Baveno, Italy, and at European Symposium on Organic Reactivity (ESOR 2023) held in Amsterdam.
The project “Molecule-based magneto / electro / mechano-calorics” (MolCal) will be run by a multi-national team of academic research groups and industrial partners across Europe and the US. The UK team is led by Professor Euan Brechin and Dr Claire Hobday in the School of Chemistry, and Dr David Oliver at Sunamp.
A new paper published by the Uhrín group in Nature Communications reports a novel, sensitivity enhanced NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy technique called SHARPER-DOSY (Sensitivity Enhanced Diffusion-Ordered NMR Spectroscopy).
NMR spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique used in many branches of chemistry, biology and physics to study the structure and dynamics of molecules. Reducing the amount of material or the time needed to measure the spectra has remained one of the major challenges facing NMR.
Dr Oksana Tananaiko from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Professor Volodymyr Amirkhanov from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, and Professor Ihor Komarov and Dr Halyna Hrabchuk from the Educational Scientific Institute of High Technologies, visited Edinburgh to establish new research links, and make plans for joint teaching initiatives between Kyiv and Edinburgh.
A new report from London Economics estimates that the University of Edinburgh generates £7.5 billion annually for the UK economy, with research and knowledge exchange activities accounting for £3.2 billion (42%) of our total impact.
Collaboration between the School of Chemistry and Sunamp Ltd has been featured in the report as an example of how such research and knowledge exchange activities provide socio-economic, commercial and environmental benefits.