28 November 2023
A feature article about three Oxford research groups using chemistry to help reach sustainability goals. From solving global plastic pollution to improving the performance of rechargeable batteries found in electric cars, ‘green chemistry’ is a truly promising topic.
University and SCG Chemicals launch £1m SCGC-FIRST fund to accelerate sustainable technology development in the chemicals industry
10 November 2023
SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited (SCGC), part of the Siam Cement Group (SCG) and one of the largest integrated chemical companies in Asia, has agreed a major new award scheme to develop novel ideas and nascent research from Oxford’s laboratories into environmental sustainability solutions for the global chemicals industry.
12 October 2023
The second year of the Jamies Awards deliver ideas that tackle plastic waste, drug discovery, and bad coffee.
4 October 2023
A breakthrough technique developed by University of Oxford researchers could one day provide tailored repairs for those who suffer brain injuries. The researchers demonstrated for the first time that neural cells can be 3D printed to mimic the architecture of the cerebral cortex.
31 August 2023
University of Oxford researchers have made a significant step towards realising miniature bio-integrated devices, capable of directly stimulating cells. The work has been published in the journal Nature.
9 August 2023
A team including Oxford chemists has shown that influential reports of magnetic field effects on Drosophila (fruit fly) behaviour cannot be reproduced. Drosophila have been widely used as a model organism for studying the mechanism of the magnetic compass sense of migratory songbirds.
8 August 2023
A team of scientists led by the University of Oxford have achieved a significant breakthrough in detecting modifications on protein structures. The method, published in Nature Nanotechnology, employs innovative nanopore technology to identify structural variations at the single-molecule level, even deep within long protein chains.
31 July 2023
Oxford scientists Professor Philipp Kukura, Professor Justin Benesch, Dr Gavin Young, and Daniel Cole have pioneered a new technique known as mass photometry (MP). MP is a revolutionary new method of analysing molecules. It enables the accurate mass measurement of single molecules in solution, in their native state and without the need for labels. This approach opens up new possibilities for bio analytics and research into the functions of biomolecules, with new applications in the world of gene and cell therapy.
21 July 2023
For the first time, Oxford chemists have generated fluorochemicals – critical for many industries – without the use of hazardous hydrogen fluoride gas. The team’s innovative method, published this week in the leading journal Science, could achieve an immense impact in improving the safety and carbon footprint of a growing global industry.
16 June 2023
Scientists in the Department of Chemistry have prepared the first-ever stable compound containing a chemical bond between two beryllium atoms, as described in a paper published in 'Science' and featured in 'New Scientist'.
13 June 2023
Six researchers from the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Materials have been honoured in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry Research and Innovation Prizes.
7 June 2023
Dame Carol Robinson (Department of Chemistry) is one of a handful of distinguished scholars worldwide to have been elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society (APS) for 2023.
27 April 2023
Biotechnology company HydRegen has secured £2.6m in its latest fundraising round, led by Clean Growth Fund, to commercialise its sustainable technologies for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
7 April 2023
Professor Craig MacLean, Professor Tim Coulson and Professor Dame Carol Robinson have all been awarded the prestigious grants recognising ground-breaking projects.
Building Bridges: Department of Chemistry leads University-wide collaborative project working with primary schools
29 March 2023
The Department of Chemistry is heading up a collaborative project to support primary school students’ successful transition to secondary school by boosting their academic motivation and engagement.
18 January 2023
Professor of Physical Chemistry, Susan Perkin, has been named Award Laureate in the 2023 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK. The award comes in recognition of her experimental work using a custom-built instrument – known as the Surface Force Balance – to determine the properties of fluids.
9 January 2023
The Department of Chemistry has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Outreach Fund to help attract a new generation of young people to study chemistry and continue a successful Science Together pilot collaboration.
16 December 2022
The Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR), the University’s engineering and physical sciences research institute in China, has marked its fourth anniversary with a celebratory event in Suzhou.
25 November 2022
As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research and Oxford Martin School hosted a symposium on 'The Rising Tide of Antimicrobial Resistance: A high price to pay', bringing together experts from research, industry, policy and finance to discuss the threat and opportunities to address it.
3 November 2022
A new study, involving researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Kavli Institute, sheds light on how Gram-negative bacteria like E. coli construct their outer membrane to resemble body armour, which has far-reaching implications for the development of antibiotics.