Saturday, 28 June 2014

Group Day Out: Barbecue

It is that time of year! As expected for an English summer, it poured down heavily at the start but the clouds ebbed away and by the time the food was cooked, there was some beautiful sunshine and time for a group photo!

Monday, 16 June 2014

New Group Member: Chris Strong

Christopher Strong is a 2nd year undergraduate MPharm student at The University of Nottingham who has joined the group to work on a summer project with Maria Marlow and Mischa Zelzer. The project is supported by The University of Nottingham Faculty of Science Dean's Fund and aims to explore the self assembly of drug precursors on surfaces.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Science Communication: Artificial Snot!

In a bid to inspire the next generation of scientists, Mike and Mischa together with other researchers from The University of Nottingham took a trip to Riverside Primary School to present fun scientific experiments.

This included, much to the students delight, artificial snot! The components of the snot much like real life mucus were proteins (gelatin) and sugar (syrup). While making snot as an experiment was well received by the students, adding in some food colouring to create ogre or alien snot really brought out the squeals!

Regular outreach activities are organised by the School of Pharmacy at Nottingham University.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Gordon Research Conference: Mischa Zelzer

Renaissance Tuscany - GRC
Mischa Zelzer will be one of the  discussion leaders attending the Biointerface Science- Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in Italy.

The broad focus of the conference this year is in engineered biomolecular interfaces with diverse yet inter-related areas such as synthetic cellular interfaces, smart biomaterials and bioimaging.

The conference will take place at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort in Lucca (Barga), Italy.