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Building an artificial colon to mimic how drugs work inside the large intestine

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We have built an artificial human colon – the first working prototype of its kind – to mimic how drugs work inside the large intestine.

Chemical Engineering scientists win prestigious innovation award

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Researchers Dr Sophie Cox and PhD student Thomas Hall from the School of Chemical Engineering have won a prestigious award for the most innovative collaboration with an industry partner.

Cutting-edge bone regeneration research could revolutionise healthcare

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A new research project in the School of Chemical Engineering is looking to develop a novel technology to improve bone healing and quality following injury or disease, including fractures.

Catalysts for change - Professor Joe Wood

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Using catalysis and reaction engineering, Professor Joe Woods is a pioneer of novel processes designed to help alleviate the world's energy crises by developing new and renewable fuels and chemicals.

Healthcare technologies at Birmingham

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There is ever-increasing demand to deliver new technologies that allow us to more rapidly diagnose and better treat patients.

Birmingham–Beijing energy partnership wins Chinese funding for joint research programme

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Energy storage experts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB) have won a major funding award from the Chinese government for a joint doctoral research programme. The two universities set up the Joint Centre for Energy & Environment Research and Education (CEERE) just over a year ago and colleagues at the research facility have now secured funding for a joint PhD programme.

University of Birmingham alumnus highlighted as a 'standout' entrepreneur

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University of Birmingham alumnus Dr Amrit Chandan has been highlighted as a standout entrepreneur through his inclusion the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list

Engineering your Christmas dinner – with Chemistry

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Food is a big part of Christmas celebrations for many people, so its quality, taste, cost – and of course the ease of cleaning the dishes afterwards – are all important factors in creating the perfect dining experience.

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs
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As part of a global collaboration with the University of Melbourne in research, education, and cultural engagement, we are offering up to 20 PhD scholarships, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

Prostate cancer test research awarded IChemE Global Award

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Professor Paula Mendes from the School of Chemical Engineering has been awarded an IChemE Global Award for her work to develop a new test to detect prostate cancer.

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance
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A new spray device to fight superbugs is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Strong results for Chemical Engineering in Times guide

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Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has climbed to third in the UK in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
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