New LinkedIn group for chemistry & PCS alumni

We have just set up a group on LinkedIn so graduates can keep in touch with us and each other and network with other graduates to share experiences, jobs, and memories of their time here. If you are a graduate of Chemistry (BSc, MChem & MRes) or Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences please come and join us. It would be fantastic to hear what you’re up to now and to keep in touch

Chemistry Journal Club Friday 31st March 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club this week Dr Steve Meikle will be discussing “Mobile Technologies in Biochemical and Environmental Analysis“.

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting on Friday from 1-2pm in H400/1, everybody is welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

 

PhD Studentship at UoB

An opportunity to undertake a funded PhD at the University of Brighton is now available. Details of the projct and how to apply are available at the UoB website

Reducing chaos and improving yield: an innovative approach to maximising the efficiency of biofuel production

Project in brief

Microbial fermentations (eg. those used in biofuel production) are often relatively inefficient. The products of the fermentation are often harmful to the microbes. In the case of ethanol (and other alcohols) this toxicity results from generalised effects on biomolecules and systems rather than specific inhibition of a single process. In this project, the student will test recently advocated hypotheses that propose that the reduction of chaotropic effects in fermentations will reduce energy use and increase the efficiency of the process.

Project supervisors

Lead: Prof David Timson
Second: Dr Marcus Dymond

Other collaborators

Dr John E Hallsworth – Queen’s University, Belfast

Chemistry Journal Club Friday 24th March 1-2pm H406

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club this week we welcome Dr Dmitriy Berillo, Marie Curie Research Fellow at University of Brighton, to present his research entitled Preparation of biocompatible cryogels for biomedical application”.

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting on Friday from 1-2pm in H406, everybody is welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

Medal winners discuss their research

On Tuesday we were fortunate to hear two Royal Society of Chemistry medal winners discuss their award winning research. Professor Christine Cardin (University of Reading) and Dr Susan Quinn (University College Dublin) were awarded the Rita & John Carnforth Award, alongside Professor John Kelly (Trinity College Dublin) for their structural work on DNA – transition metal complexes, proof of the origins of the “light-switch” effect and its implications for mechanisms of DNA damage.

Students and staff gathered to hear the advantages of working in collaborative teams across the chemistry and life-science interface with an example of research that could not be done any other way. This is reflective of the research that is done here at Brighton and many of the final year students are starting their path on this type of collaboration already in their final year projects.

Chemistry Journal Club – 10th March 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club this week, Dr Ian Gass and Dr Steve Meikle will be discussing the paper ‘Dinuclear PhotoCORMs: Dioxygen-Assisted Carbon Monoxide Uncaging from Long-Wavelength-Absorbing Metal−Metal-Bonded Carbonyl Complexes’ by Li et al. (2017) Inorg. Chem. Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b03138

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting on Friday 10th March from 1-2pm in H400/1.

Look forward to seeing you there. Everybody welcome to attend.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

Chemistry Journal Club – Friday 3rd March 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

This week at the Chemistry Journal Club Dr Steve Meikle will be giving a presentation entitled “Self-assembly peptides and their applications

The chemistry journal club meets on Friday from 1-2pm in H400/1. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle