9 October 2019
Professor John B Goodenough from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work at Oxford University that made possible the development of lithium-ion batteries.
16 August 2019
By Katharina Kaiser, Fabian Schulz, and Leo Gross (IBM Research - Zurich); Lorel M. Scriven, Przemyslaw Gawel and Harry L. Anderson (Oxford University)
18 July 2019
Professors Dame Carol Robinson, Peter Holland, Alison Noble and Hagan Bayley have all been recognised for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to science in this year’s Royal Society premier medals and awards.
Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade
5 July 2019
Professor Sir Michael Pepper, visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Professors Ian Shipsey and Alexander Schekochihin in the Department of Physics have also received IOP awards.
16 May 2019
A collaborative effort between the University of Oxford and the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Poland, has produced a super-stable artificial protein ball that apparently defies the rules of geometry and which may have applications in materials science and medicine.
28 March 2019
Nine Oxford academics, including five from MPLS, have received European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund cutting-edge research projects that address some of today’s most pressing challenges.
15 March 2019
This prestigious annual competition provides an opportunity for researchers to communicate their research to parliamentarians.
13 March 2019
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have designed and created a simple, chemical system which displays some of the emergent properties of lifelike systems. This work could contribute towards the design of new materials and machines with lifelike properties: those which replicate, adapt and evolve.
Oxford scientists in community-led call for Government inquiry into funding policy impact on diversity in STEMM
28 February 2019
Do science funding policies and cultures prevent UK science from attracting a diverse community of people? This important proposal was put to the Science and Technology Select Committee by over 200 UK scientists, including 15 from Oxford, and will be taken forward by the Government in 2019-20.
27 February 2019
The 2019 Novozymes Prize of DKK 3 million is being awarded to Professor Dame Carol Robinson at the Department of Chemistry for her scientific breakthroughs in use of mass spectrometry for proteome analysis. Her methods are widely used in the biotech industry and have contributed to identifying both new protein drugs and new drug targets.
4 February 2019
The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is a new £10.4m EPSRC-funded centre which will train the next generation of synthesis scientists.
9 January 2019
Two scientists from Oxford University, including one from MPLS Division, are among the laureates and finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.
13 December 2018
Three researchers in MPLS departments have been awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants.
19 November 2018
Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.
16 November 2018
New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce new, safe antibiotics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other disease-causing bacteria.
6 November 2018
In an article originally published on the Conversation, Professor Elspeth Garman, Professor of Molecular Biophysics in the Department of Biochemistry, argues the case for Dorothy Hodkin to be the face of the new £50 note.