Chemistry at Brighton

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Our online summer schools 2020

Our online summer schools are free, open to sixth form and college students, and offer the opportunity to get a real feel for what it’s like to study a subject you love at university. Summer schools normally take place on campus but this year we are taking them online, from 14-17 July. Students will get…

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Just like wine, humans can be better with age

A Brighton scientist who helped develop anti-ageing compounds based on those found in red wine and chocolate is to explain how close we are to alleviating and preventing old age degenerative diseases. Professor Lizzy Ostler, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Chemical Biology in our school, and a member of the University of Brighton’s Centre…

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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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Innovative installation to be hosted in Huxley Building

A cutting-edge installation which produces real-time digital art from the data in its immediate surroundings has been installed in the Huxley Building. Duality of Life, was created by Nexus Studios, an award-winning company with offices in London and Los Angeles. It consists of a dual-screen display that generates real-time digital ‘lifeforms’ from interactions and local data….

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Explore your options through Clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week! If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.  If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process,…

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Hands-on science for Brighton students

Young people with an interest in science and engineering can learn how to turn their passion into a career at a science fair in Brighton tomorrow (11 July). Big Bang @ Brighton will take place at the University of Brighton and organisers are promising “an exciting, colourful and noisy event” aimed at encouraging more students…

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Breakthrough in ageing research

University of Brighton scientists have helped discover a way of regenerating  ageing skin cells – with compounds based on those found in red wine, dark chocolate and red grapes. Laboratory experiments showed cells not only look physically younger but behave more like young cells and start dividing. Professor Richard Faragher, the University’s Professor of Biogerontology,…

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Festival of Chemistry

We are very excited to be hosting the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry tomorrow (13 June). More than 60 11 – 13 year olds from 16 schools will take part in practical events and will use their analytical chemistry skills to solve problems. They will also be split into teams to compete in a ‘University Challenge’. All…

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Ways to wellbeing

1. THE BIG CHILL Wednesday May 10th in Cockcroft 327 12 – 3Come along, enjoy some rest, relaxation and therapeutic activities, healthy snack and a chance to sit quietly or have a chat and gain some tips on stress management from your SSGT Charlotte Morris and advice on revision and exam techniques from Academic Skills Tutor…

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