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A container holding the blue-green algae that powered a microprocessor.
Read more at: Algae-powered computing: our scientists create a reliable and renewable biological photovoltaic cell
A container holding the blue-green algae that powered a microprocessor.

Algae-powered computing: our scientists create a reliable and renewable biological photovoltaic cell

The Howe Group have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water. The system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.


Read more at: Effectiveness of antibiotics significantly reduced when multiple bugs present
Laboratory model of human airways.

Effectiveness of antibiotics significantly reduced when multiple bugs present

The Welch Group has found that much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present. Their study helps to explain why respiratory infections often persist in people with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis despite treatment.


Read more at: Science Day returns for 2022!
The Rainbow Revolution: Photosynthesis and the Power of Pigments.

Science Day returns for 2022!

Join us on Saturday 2 April, 11am-4pm, in the Hopkins Building for a fun-filled day of hands-on scientific activities and games!


Read more at: Accelerating cancer drug development by targeting a DNA repair protein
Hotspot map of the DNA-PKcs ATP binding site with inhibitors docked in.

Accelerating cancer drug development by targeting a DNA repair protein

The Blundell Group and our Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility have published in Nature an exciting breakthrough in understanding how cancer drugs targeting the DNA repair protein DNA-PKcs bind to their target.


Read more at: Paul Dupree and Steve Jackson named as Highly Cited Researchers
Professor Paul Dupree and Professor Steve Jackson.

Paul Dupree and Steve Jackson named as Highly Cited Researchers

We are pleased to announce that Paul Dupree and Steve Jackson have been named as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers, with their research among the top 1% most cited works in their respective fields worldwide.


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Science Communication Specialist  Rhys Grant

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