Together, we are one of only three chemistry submissions to achieve a 100% “world-leading” score for our research environment. This result rewards our provision of state-of-the-art research facilities, recruitment of high-quality academic, research and professional services staff, extensive collaborations across other disciplines and with industry partners, as well as our supportive environment for career development and nurturing of talent.
Scotland’s leading brain disease charity, The Neurosciences Foundation, has launched a new initiative to tackle the brain cancer that recently took the life of The Wanted singer Tom Parker, who died at the age of 33.
It is providing preliminary funding to a team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh to enable research into glioblastoma, an adult brain tumour that has incredibly poor survival rates, with only 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis.
Inspired by the advancements in softening treatments for human hair, a first-of-its-kind project is looking at ways to make typically thick, coarse Scottish sheep fleece more suitable for use in clothing and other textile products.
1st year PhD student Phillippa Partridge from the Hobday group wins the Young Crystallographers Group of British Crystallographic Association poster prize.
Commenting on Phillippa’s achievement said;
New publication by Fabio Nudelman highlights findings on how the strength of bone is enhanced due to prestresses that are generated at the nanoscale.
Raju Chambenahalli recently secured the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on his research project “PolyNewrethanes”, where he will design new catalysts and use these to prepare novel polyurethane materials.
The Campopiano and Lawrence groups have published a new amine donor for biocatalysis, inspired by nature and broadly applicable, which could open up greener and more sustainable alternatives to the metal-catalysed methods for synthesis of chiral amines that are currently used across the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine chemical industries. They also made the front cover of the journal!
Increasingly high-technology lifestyles have resulted in economic, scientific and societal challenges in supply, demand and use of finite global resources such as metals, minerals and fuels. Current linear manufacturing processes which extract, process, exploit and dispose of these resources are being challenged, with a greater impetus towards circularity in material and resource use.
Recent work from the Ingleson group developed the first examples of simple boron based compounds (organoboranes) as phase transfer catalysts for nucleophilic fluorination to form C-F bonds using inexpensive CsF as the fluoride source.