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Congratulations to Prize-winner, Dr Christine Lockey

Congratulations go to Dr Christine Lockey, who has been announced as a Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize winner for “Best Warwick affiliated research output in 2020”.

Fri 21 May 2021, 17:14 | Tags: news people ChemBio Research news Women in Chemistry

Solving the puzzle of polymer-ice binding for cryopreservation

When biological material is frozen, cryoprotectants are used to prevent ice damage. How do newly emerging polymeric cryoprotectants control ice formation and growth during freezing?



Soil bacteria hormone discovery provides fertile ground for new antibiotics

The discovery of how hormone-like molecules turn on antibiotic production in soil bacteria could unlock the untapped opportunities for medicines that are under our very feet.

An international team of scientists working in the Department of Chemistry, the School of Life Sciences and the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre at the University of Warwick, UK, and Monash University, Australia, have determined the molecular basis of a biological mechanism that could enable more efficient and cost-effective production of existing antibiotics, and also allow scientists to uncover new antibiotics in soil bacteria.

It is detailed in a new study published in the journal Nature.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 08:23 | Tags: publications ChemBio Research news

New company, CryoLogyx, is spun out from the Department

A new biotechnology company, CryoLogyx, has been spun-out from the department, supported from a grant from InnovateUK. Cryologyx will be led by Dr Tom Congdon (A UoW UG and PG alumus) and will exploit technology developed by the GibsonGroup. Cryologyx will use innovative macromolecular (polymeric) cryoprotectants to protect biological samples, including cells used in therapy, diagnostics and drug discovery.

Read the news story here and more details will be released soon.

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 14:59 | Tags: news people MatPolymers ChemBio Impact

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