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Most Improved Ziggurat Challenge sports team

This years Ziggurat Challenge was a great success for Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences, finishing 6th and also earning the Most Improved Ziggurat Team award, improving by 10 places! This is...

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to Dr Kayn Forbes

The School is delighted to announce the award of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to Dr Kayn Forbes.  The Fellowship, which was won against a highly competitive field, provides...

Methane-consuming bacteria could be the future of fuel

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have helped discover how bacteria turn methane gas into a useable fuel - liquid methanol.  Methanotrophic bacteria (or ‘methanotrophs’) oxidize...

A successful Salter's Festival of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry recently hosted this year’s Salter's Festival of Chemistry . Nearly 100 young students from 24 East Anglian schools had the opportunity to hone their practical and...

How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas

New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas nitrous oxide. ...