Careers Fair – Wednesday 8th November

The University of Brighton is holding its annual careers fair on wednesday 8th November at the Amex Stadium, Falmer 11 am – 3pm..

Many employers will be there alongside guidance on options for further study and for improving your chances of getting that job.

More information can be found on the university careers fair website, including a full list of exhibitors at the fair.

Of interest to chemists might be BMW, where we have had students attend placements in the last few years, CGG a geosciences company, NHS scientist training, Roche Diagnostics, Southern Water and postgraduate education information (including PGCE).

Latest article publications from chemistry staff – October

Update of publications from our chemistry staff and research students

New for 2017/18 a monthly round-up of publications from staff and students in the chemistry area here at Brighton. Suscribe to the blog and get regular updates on what we are doing here at brighton

Dr Ostler and Dr Vishal Birar (ex-PhD student) are co-authors on the open access article “Small molecule modulation of splicing factor expression is associated with rescue from cellular senescence” in BMC Cell Biology.

Dr Cragg, Dr Willows, Dr Patel, Dr Kothur (ex-PhD student) and Ms Kamenica (MPhil student) have authored an open access article “Lithium ion sensors” in the journal Sensors

Chemistry Journal Club Friday 19th May 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club this week, Luke Damerum (MRes Student) will be delivering a presentation “Cyclic Peptides“.

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting on Friday 19th May from 1-2pm in H400/1. Everybody welcome to attend

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

Chemistry Journal Club Tomorrow 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club tomorrow I will be giving an overview of “3D Printing of Microfluidic Devices : Current Approaches and Future Perspectives“, based on Bhattacharjee et al. Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 1720 DOI: 10.1039/c6lc00163g and Waheed et al. Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 1993 DOI: 10.1039/c6lc00284f

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting at 1-2pm tomorrow in H400/1. Everybody is welcome to attend

Hope to see you there,

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

Chemistry Journal Club Tomorrow 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

At the Chemistry Journal Club tomorrow MRes student Viktoriia Prus will give a presentation entitled “Biosorbents as a promising tool for heavy metal removal from water”

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting in H400/1 from 1-2pm. All welcome to attend

Hope to see you there,

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

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

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