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Unravelling the Secrets of Neurodegenerative Diseases, One Protein at a Time

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.

2023 Chancellor’s Award Winner

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.

Success for Edinburgh NMR PhD Students at International Conferences.

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.

Nature Communications Paper

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.

Sunamp Collaboration Featured in Economic Impact Report

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.