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Festival of chemistry

More than 90 students from 24 schools will take part in the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry here at the University of Brighton later this month. The 11 to 13-year-olds will take part in hands-on, practical events including a ‘murder mystery’ which will involve students using their analytical chemistry skills. There will also be a ‘University…

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Discovering new antibiotics

Scientists at the University of Brighton are working with a team in South Korea on research that could lead to the development of new antibiotics. Just weeks after Prime Minister David Cameron called for a worldwide cut in the unnecessary use of antibiotics and rewards for drug companies which develop new medicines to fight drug-resistant…

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Do you need some help with job hunting?

Student Services are offering their annual ’Transform Your Life’ two day graduate employability course. ‘Transform Your Life’ 2 day University of Brighton graduate employability course Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2016 This course is particularly suited to any final year students or graduates who may be finding the next stage of their career rather…

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Enter your final year project into the Quorom prize scheme

If your final year, undergraduate project used Scanning Electron Microscopy you are eligible to enter this year’s Quorom prize scheme. There are three x £200 final year undergraduate prizes available. The prizes will be awarded in recognition of the three most commendable undergraduate final year projects that have included the use of electron microscopy. If…

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Second Student Interprofessional Education and Practice Conference 2016

All final year Pharmacy students are expected to attend one of the two conferences offered this year (interprofessional education is considered of key importance by the General Pharmaceutical Council). This one will be of particular interest as has the theme of caring for an ‘Ageing’ population, but also features some general wellbeing workshops. The use of patients and social…

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Boosting the fight against cancer

The university has been awarded £148,600 to find new ways to deliver anti-cancer properties from the spice turmeric to prevent or treat the disease. Scientists will be working with collaborators in Vietnam where the climate and soil on higher ground is suitable to cultivate Curcuma longa from which turmeric, used in cooking in India and south…

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Top review award for article

A review of alternatives to antiobiotics, co-authored by Dr Brian Jones, Reader in Molecular and Medical Microbiology in our school, has won one of the world’s most prestigious awards from the publisher Elsevier. The Lancet Infectious Diseases article was selected for the Elsevier Atlas award, given to a single article every month from the thousands…

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New project on nicotine delivery device

Dr Dipak Sarker (pictured left) and Prof John Smart (pictured right) will start a project based on a nicotine delivery device with a company called Smpl Innovations, based in Germany. The formulation and analysis research work will be undertaken in our school’s labs from March.

Pharmacy student hunts for the Philosopher’s Stone

MPharm student Afsoun Abassian featured in the recent Al Jazeera documentary Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone, along with Professor Hal Sosabowski. Part of the series Science in the Golden Age, presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the documentary explored how the work of medieval chemists has impacted the evolution of modern chemistry. Afsoun demonstrated…

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A national award for Dr Patel

Congratulations to our very own Dr Bhavik Patel who has been named winner of the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Science Award. The award is presented to a scientist with a “proven track record of independent research and published work that shows outstanding promise”. Dr Patel has led research to develop sensor tools to monitor and…

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