Archive for the ‘Faculty of Science’ Category

3D printed microscopes to boost science in developing countries

Using cheap consumer electronics and 3D printed parts to create high-quality scientific and medical devices at a fraction of the cost of alternatives is the aim of a new £1M research project at the University of Bath.

Carole Mundell talks to BBC World Service

An international team of scientists, including Professor Mundell, have captured Gamma Ray Bursts - the biggest explosions in the Universe - in unprecedented detail for the first time.

Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail

An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe – Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them.

University of Bath licences detection kit for sugar-damaged proteins

The University of Bath today announced it had entered a licensing agreement with Abcam, an innovator in reagents and tools, to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit for researchers globally. The product developed by scientists at the University of Bath, will help researchers quickly and efficiently detect proteins damaged by sugar, which are associated with many degenerative diseases.

Graduate visits new lab funded by his gift

Students & staff gathered for the official opening of the Tarr Bioinformatics lab, in Biology & Biochemistry

Bath hosts GW4 Nanofabrication workshop

A workshop was held this week to explore new cooperative activities between GW4 universities

Interdisciplinary team discover a new cell signalling molecule

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Bath, Oxford and Hamburg has discovered a new endogenous cellular molecule, which could lead to the development of new drug candidates for autoimmune and metabolic disorders.

Chemist awarded £1M to develop catalysts of the future

A University of Bath chemist has received £1M to develop cheaper and more environmentally friendly catalysts with potential applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food additives and plastics.

Computer science students win charity coding competition

A team of first year computer science students won JP Morgan's ‘Code for Good’ competition, in which teams have just 24 hours to develop a technology solution for a non-profit organisation.

The maths of life & death: secret weapon in fight against disease

A recent article by Dr Kit Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, in The Conversation.

Physicist wins prestigious early-career award

Theoretical physicist Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczyński has won a prestigious early-career award from the Institute of Physics for his work on graphene.

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

Joanna Bryson wins AI ethics award

Dr Joanna Bryson from the Department of Computer Science has won an outstanding achievement award for her work on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

Faculty of Science Research Afternoon

Postgraduate students from all six departments showcased their research at the last ever Graduate School Research Afternoon.

First ever Festival of Nature Jurassic Road Show

Join experts from Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and BRLSI for Festival of Nature’s first ever Jurassic Road Show!

When estimating extinction risk, don’t leave out the males

Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as ‘noise’. Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution found that population growth in birds was very sensitive to the ratio of males to females in a population, which has previously been shown to affect mating behaviour.

Computer Science alumnus receives MBE

University of Bath alumnus and external examiner Professor Tom Crick has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education.

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize

Professor Tim Birks and Professor Jonathan Knight, both from the Department of Physics, have been announced as the winners of the Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018, along with former Bath researcher Professor Philip Russell.