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Scott, Fox and Gibson develop 'metallohelical antifreezes'
A collaboration between the Fox, Scott and Gibson groups has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The team were inspired by how small helical antifreeze proteins in Nature enable extreomophiles to survive low temperatures, where other species would not survive. Rather than using traditional peptide/protein chemistry, the team used self-assembled metallohelicates which have similar dimensions to a small alpha helix, and found some which were remarkably potent at stopping ice crystal growth ; a major technological challenge in applications from wind farms, to aircraft to cryopreservation. Modelling studies showed that the underlying activity could be linked the patches of hydrophobicity (water liking) and hydrophobicity (water hating).
Read the paper here
Congratulations Eleni Bitziou
Congratulations to Eleni Bitziou and her family on the arrival of their baby daughter Lydia.
Joy Montgomery's Raleigh adventure featured in Woman and Home
Joy Montgomery has been featured in this months Woman & Home magazine following her recent charity expedition to Borneo.
Congratulations to Selina Kermode on the birth of her baby boy.
Congratulations to Selina Kermode and her husband on the birth of their baby boy Adam Richard Kermode. Adam was born on the 6th June 2017. We wish them all the very best.
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