University of Bristol welcomes Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, for a tour of Chemistry

July 18, 2019

Dr Simon Hall had the great honour of welcoming Professor Bai Chunli - President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences - for a tour of Bristol Chemistry on 16th July.

MagnaPharm Consortium at the 50th Annual Conference of the British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG)

July 11, 2019

The 50th annual conference of the British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG) took place in Central London at the Rooms On Regent’s Park, from 9th – 11th July 2019

MagnaPharm consortium delivers 'excellent' results in Brussels

March 06, 2019

The MagnaPharm consortium gathered this week for the first Scientific Action Check meeting, held at the European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA) in Brussels.

MagnaPharm Researchers demonstrate the amazing impact of polymorphism through fluorescence

January 31, 2019

MagnaPharm researchers from the University of Bristol have successfully demonstrated the impact of polymorphism through the fluorescence of a molecule. 

When molecules form a crystal, their optical properties are dependent on the way in which they are packed. In many cases a fluorescent molecule will cease to fluoresce in the solid state due to aggregation caused quenching (ACQ).


However, different arrangements of the molecules within the crystal (polymorphism) can nullify this effect... 

Congrations to Dr Simon Hall, Named as a 2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

October 01, 2018

MagnaPharm Principle Investigator, Dr Simon Hall, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in recognition of his global contributions to the field of Chemistry. In particular he is noted as an international expert in the synthesis of inorganic functional materials. His use of bio-organic matrices as vectors for the creation of functional materials at the nanoscale has engaged and redirected the work of researchers worldwide.

MagnaPharm Researchers Deliver First Symposium on Polymorphism and Novel Pharmaceutical Crystals at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

July 23, 2018

MagnaPharm PI Dr Simon Hall and Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Jason Potticary (University of Bristol) successfully delivered an engaging schedule of workshops and seminars to launch the first symposium on Polymorphism and Novel Pharmaceutical Crystals held at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

Double Success for Dr Jason Potticary, 3rd Prize Winner at ABTA 2018 Doctoral Researcher Awards

May 15, 2018

1st MagnaPharm Technical Action Review is a Success at University of Bristol

March 15, 2018

The first Technical Action Review was held at the University of Bristol on 15th March 2018. EC Project Officer, Adriana Godeanu-Metz was joined by three technical experts and an Innovation Radar specialist to assess and guide the MagnaPharm project. 

Radboud University hosts 2nd MagnaPharm Consortium Meeting in Nijmegen

January 10, 2018

The MagnaPharm partners met in Nijmegen - for the first time as full consortium - to welcome our new team members, discuss our first year progress and communicate challenging objectives for the year ahead.

University of Bristol opens new high-powered MagnaPharm Magnet Laboratory

November 17, 2017

The brand new laboratory - one of only few of its kind in the UK - was officially opened this week. It features four high-field electromagnets to enable crystallisation experiments under fields of over 3T. With these electromagnets, Bristol will be able to act as a high-throughput screening centre for all the pharmaceutical targets under investigation.

MagnaPharm partners gather for first project meeting at the Univeristy of Limerick

July 18, 2017

Following the success of the kick-off meeting previously held in Bristol, the Magnapharm consortium descended upon the University of Limerick to discuss progress and share early discoveries amongst the group. 

University of Limerick unveils one of a kind multi-million euro microscope

June 20, 2017

A multi-million-Euro microscope funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the University of Limerick (UL), was unveiled today at UL’s Bernal Institute. The Titan Microscope will allow MagnaPharm researchers to study materials at an atomic level in real-world conditions and is one of only a handful of microscopes with these capabilities worldwide.

Congratulations to Professor Sally Price, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society!

May 23, 2017

Professor Sally Price has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for her outstanding contribution to science. 


The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. There are approximately 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members and of these only ~5% are women. To be elected candidates must have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.

Jason Potticary presents his research at the 2017 Peter Timms Symposium

May 02, 2017

The University of Bristol had the pleasure of hosting the annual Peter Timms Symposium in the School of Chemistry on 3rd May 2017. Prof Xi Zhang from Tsinghua University, was the Timms Keynote Lecturer for 2017. He was supported by a great line-up of speakers, including our very own Jason Potticary.

MagnaPharm kick-off meeting

March 08, 2017

The Kick-off meeting of the EU Horizon 2020 FET-Open Project MagnaPharm took place at the School of Chemistry, Bristol University, on March 8th, 2017. All of the project members attended and reviewed preliminary results and enjoyed lively discussions. The meeting was chaired by Dr Simon Hall. 

Back to HFML!

January 18, 2017

3 Researchers from Bristol went back to the High Field Magnet Lab (HFML) in Nijmegen.

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