Ground-breaking research from Professor Douglas Kell, published in the journal Archives of Toxicology, has found that the majority of debilitating illnesses are in part caused by poorly-bound iron which causes the production of dangerous toxins that can react with the components of living systems.
In September, home grown University of Manchester postgraduate student Dr Karl Collins was awarded the prestigious Lily Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Prize. From hundreds applicants across the UK, ten students were invited to give a lecture on research they had undertaken within the first two years of their PhD.
Dr Neil Dixon has received a BBSRC/RSE Enterprise fellowship to exploit the commercial potential of work he developed during his postdoctoral studies within the laboratory of Professor Jason Micklefield.
Dr Nick Bryan and Professor Francis Livens from the School of Chemistry are partners in a major £3M consortium project, recently funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, and led by Professor Kath Morris with Professor Jonathan Lloyd from the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester.
Professor Robert Dryfe (School of Chemistry) and Dr Sven Schroeder (School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science) have been awarded an EPSRC grant (£320k) to collaborate with Professor Mark Schlossman of the University of Illinois, under the auspices of the US NSF ‘Materials World’ programme, which seeks to develop US/overseas collaborations.
The University of Manchester is leading a £2.2 million (€2.56 Million) project to develop new green chemical processes.
Researchers in Manchester have successfully carried out the first rewire of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene therapies.