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Brighton scientists think outside the box

University of Brighton scientists have helped to ensure that a hospital’s supply-chain of a vital chemical used in ventilators for COVID 19 and other critically ill patients remained unbroken and secure. The university received an enquiry from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, who were wisely looking ahead to ensure a constant supply of the…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day this year – we invited some of our students and staff to tell us about the women who inspire them. Look out for Siham…

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Catching up with Dr. Alison Willows

In our latest podcast, we speak to our chemistry course leader. Dr Alison Willows discusses her career, research interests and how to get young people interested in science.  

Taking a stand against cancer

Two University of Brighton scientists are joining a pop-up stand in Brighton’s Churchill Square shopping centre on Friday (1 Feb) as part of events to mark next Monday’s (4 Feb) World Cancer Day. Marta Falcinelli, PhD researcher in the University’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (PABS), is passionate about fighting the disease and will…

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New student? Hit the ground running!

To help you get the best start as a student here, we’ve put together some online activities called Hit The Ground Running. Taking part in this programme isn’t compulsory and it’s not a test, it’s just a good way to prepare yourself for your studies and get to know your way around our online learning platform,…

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Chemistry fit for industry

Third year Chemistry MChem student Jackson Reid on how he feels the course prepares you for work

Bhavik Patel and Melanie Flint

£221,000 to find a new tool to help fight cancer

The University of Brighton has been awarded £221,000 to develop a sensor device that will measure biomarkers in tissue to aid personalised cancer therapy. Currently, little is known about how different amounts and types of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species influence the state of tumours and their response to chemotherapy. Researchers will be looking to…

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Prize-winning undergraduate research

One of our students, Sarah Chandler won the oral presentation prize at a Royal Society of Chemistry research event in London.

Student research success

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Alison Willows Yesterday our final year MChem students had a day trip to London to the home of UK chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry‘s Burlington House base. The event was an early career research conference on environmental chemistry hosted by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Interest Group An event…

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Determining the sex of human remains – using tooth enamel

Scientists at the University of Brighton have discovered a new method of determining the sex of human remains – by testing tooth enamel. DNA sequencing is currently the most common method but this can be expensive, time-consuming, and often depends on finding a good quality sample. The new method is quicker, cheaper, and uses tooth…

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