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In Memoriam: Fintan Hanley

Tue 17 Dec 2019, 12:34 | Tags: news people

Professor Gibson awarded €2M ERC grant

Professor Matthew Gibson has been awarded a prestigious €2M ERC consolidator grant for his work on new materials to help transport protein and cell-based therapies. The project ICE_PACK will support a cross disciplinary team of researchers based in both the Chemistry Department and also in Warwick Medical School.

Mon 16 Dec 2019, 08:37 | Tags: grant income

The real Frozen: What can we do with ice?

Build a magical castle or set off an eternal winter? Maybe not...but scientists are working on some very exciting projects at very low temperatures.

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 10:39 | Tags: news AnalSci&Inst Research news

Our Green Future - ChemSoc Conference


Are you worried about what our future will look like? Is plastic good or bad? Are electric vehicles actually going to save our planet? Come and join us at Our Green Future to find answers to all these questions.

The forum will focus on 'Clean Transport', 'Plastics with Potential' and 'Food of the Future' and will host a large number of industry leaders and academics to address the topical issue of climate change. Tickets have just been released! First 250 tickets include a free travel mug so that you can also help fight against the human impact on climate change. All money from tickets will be donated to charities fighting against climate change. Tickets are available here:

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 11:48

Molecule which can ‘dance’ away harmful sunlight could be future of tanning lotion

The end of reapplying sunscreen could be on the horizon after scientists found a molecule which can ‘dance’ away the harmful sunlight.

Plants stay safe from the Sun because they hold a molecule which absorbs ultraviolet light and uses the energy to shake at a speed of 100 billion twists per second, which expends the radiation before it can cause harm.

Scientists at the University of Warwick searched for a structure with similar properties and discovered that diethyl sinapate closely mimics the process when exposed to sunlight.

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 15:27 | Tags: Research news

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