Tag Archives: University of Bristol

University of Bristol recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five early-career researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research. Five early-career researchers from the University … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study shows that expressive faces on photos can cause identity confusions

Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving licence, or your face in holiday photos. BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In fact, these differences can mean you look … Read the full press release

University of Bristol to award honorary degrees on ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building

The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Keith Warner and Julia Unwin CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [19 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

86-year-old Peggy Styles becomes University of Bristol’s oldest student to graduate with a doctorate

An ‘inspirational’ 86-year-old has become the oldest student to graduate from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Peggy Styles, from Failand, completed an EdD – the educational equivalent of a PhD – earlier this year and graduates today … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: honorary degrees for Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE

  BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Sir David … Read the full press release

Writer Jon Berry second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection

Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award, created in the memory of the renowned playwright, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol shortlisted for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA)

An international panel of judges has shortlisted the University of Bristol for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA). BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GTEA 2017 Award, in partnership with Times Higher Education, is open to … Read the full press release

University of Bristol neuroscientists awarded £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Recognition memory is essential for … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Bristol marks 25 years of its Master’s programs in Human Geography

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 2017 marks a quarter century for one of the UK’s leading Master’s programs in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. To celebrate, the School is launching a newly designed information booklet that features the art … Read the full press release

University of Bristol ranks 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol has been ranked 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe, according to a new league table published today [21 June]. The Times Higher Education (THE) looked at previously unpublished data drawn … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students design volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design … Read the full press release

University of Bristol paper receives RSPB Centre for Conservation Science award for scientific paper of high conservation importance

A scientific paper led by a team of biologists from the University of Bristol has won a major award from the RSPB. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Historical nectar assessment reveals the fall and rise of floral resources in Britain’ was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A charity for disabled children, which has closely been associated with the University of Bristol for many years, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. BRISTOL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund has been one of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: facial expressions can get in the way of our ability to tell unfamiliar faces apart

BRISTOL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using hundreds of faces of actors from movies, psychologists from the University of Bristol have shown how facial expressions can get in the way of our ability to tell unfamiliar faces apart. People’s faces change from … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: New drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis discovered

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis and prevent them from serious complications, including blindness, has been discovered by researchers and thanks to a trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and … Read the full press release

Four University of Bristol academics elected Fellows of the Royal Society

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Four University of Bristol academics have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world’s most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, the Royal Society. Professor Sandu Popescu from the School of … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol and the Bristol Naturalists’ Society to offer programme of Biodiversity Events

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The rich horticultural history and biodiversity of some of Bristol’s most beautiful gardens will be revealed to the public through a series of guided tours and events, starting next month. The University of Bristol is inviting … Read the full press release

University of Bristol quantum physicist awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A professor of physics from the University of Bristol’s new Quantum Information Institute has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize for a paper published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor … Read the full press release

Bumblebees Use “Smelly Footprints” To Find Food Source

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that bumblebees have the ability to use ‘smelly footprints’ to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger. … Read the full press release

Animals Measure Time of Year to Align Reproduction and Critical Vital Functions for Survival

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. A new … Read the full press release

Researchers Develop World’s First Synthetic Receptor to Mimic How Cells “Communicate” to the World

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms ‘talk’ to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals … Read the full press release

University of Bristol physicists show that knots in proteins can be understood using ‘virtual knots’

Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins – long molecules which ‘fold’ into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role. BRISTOL, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a … Read the full press release

New book explores intimate link between languages and economics

Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and, perhaps surprisingly, … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol engineers develop voltage detector chip that can make batteries last 10x longer

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Bernard Stark and colleagues in the Bristol … Read the full press release

University of Bristol researchers create simplified tractor beam using readily available parts for less than £70

BRISTOL, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tractor beams are mysterious rays that can grab and attract objects.  The concept has been shown in science-fiction movies such as Star Wars or Star Trek and scientists have developed the theory using lasers.  Recently, sound … Read the full press release