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Read more at: PhD student awarded Vice Chancellor's Social Impact award for her outreach work
Sarah Barron and her supervisor, Roisin Owens, with Sarah's award trophy

PhD student awarded Vice Chancellor's Social Impact award for her outreach work

3 June 2022

PhD student in BEST group, Sarah Barron, has just been awarded the Vice Chancellor's social impact award for her contribution to scientific outreach, education, and communication.






Read more at: Enabling novel technologies for ammonia as an energy vector in a carbon-free society
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Enabling novel technologies for ammonia as an energy vector in a carbon-free society

28 April 2022

Dr Laura Torrente, leader of our Catalysis and Process Integration group, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of €2.1 million to develop novel processes and functional energy materials for the storage of renewable energy in ammonia, a carbon-free energy vector.



Read more at: Alumna Fiona Erskine to publish 'The Chemical Cocktail' the third book in her thriller novel saga
The Chemical Cocktail - Fiona Erskine

Alumna Fiona Erskine to publish 'The Chemical Cocktail' the third book in her thriller novel saga

24 March 2022

Alumna Fiona Erskine, a professional chemical engineer turned author, is to publish book number 3 in her Jaq Silver series, 'The Chemical Cocktail,’ which comes out in May 2022 in e-book and June 2023 in paperback.


Read more at: Professor Róisín Owens awarded ERC Proof of Concept grant to commercialise gut-on-a-chip models for more accurate drug screening

Professor Róisín Owens awarded ERC Proof of Concept grant to commercialise gut-on-a-chip models for more accurate drug screening

9 February 2022

Professor Róisín Owens, who leads the Bioelectronic Systems Technology group, has been awarded the €150,000 European Research Council grant for a collaborative project with Cambridge-based company CN Bio , a leading Organ-on-a-chip (OOC) company.


Read more at: Cutting-edge microscopy shines light on fundamental parts of COVID-19 virus replication
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Cutting-edge microscopy shines light on fundamental parts of COVID-19 virus replication

10 January 2022

Researchers from our Laser Analytics and Molecular Neuroscience groups used advanced super-resolution microscopy methods to visualise the movements of four proteins that are key to the replication cycle of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within host cells.


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PhD student awarded Vice Chancellor's Social Impact award for her outreach work

3 June 2022

PhD student in BEST group, Sarah Barron, has just been awarded the Vice Chancellor's social impact award for her contribution to scientific outreach, education, and communication.

Alzheimer’s disease causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like eggs’

1 June 2022

Researchers have shown that aggregation of amyloid-beta, one of two key proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like eggs.’

‘IZY Solution’ from Eastbourne College win Davidson Inventors Challenge with solar water sterilisation system

27 May 2022

A team of year 12 students from Eastbourne College in Eastbourne, UK, were crowned winners of our second Davidson Inventors Challenge, an innovation competition for schools focused on sustainability.

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