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- Double first! First synchrotron user from the University of Zululand solves partial structure of the Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) G4LZI3 universal stress protein - In a ‘double first’, Dr Priscilla Masamba, has become the first University of Zululand student to use the UK’s National Synchrotron Light Source, Diamond, and solve the partial structure of a protein from Schistosoma mansoni. With access to the synchrotron made possible by GCRF START, Priscilla employed sophisticated robotic instruments and macromolecular X-ray crystallography techniques … Read more Double first! First synchrotron user from the University of Zululand solves partial structure of the Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) G4LZI3 universal stress protein
- New collaboration opportunities for computational insights into catalysis - A successful secondment by GCRF START computational scientist, Dr Michael Higham, has led to exciting new computational modelling collaborations involving leading catalysis institutes in South Africa and the UK. These opportunities range from investigating adsorption induced magnetisation changes in nickel catalysts, to research into bimetallic catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation of environmental and industrial importance in … Read more New collaboration opportunities for computational insights into catalysis
- The START of great things! - Visualising the structure of an intact helical filament at close-to-atomic resolution for the first time “We are seeing critical scientific discoveries and the emergence of a new generation of experts that have resulted directly from our training programmes in advanced methods and the use of synchrotron facilities and tools.” Dr Gwyndaf Evans, START Principal Life … Read more The START of great things!
- Sharing solar cell research - Together as a society we face many challenges in improving our society in a sustainable way. One such challenge is linked to our ability to develop and maintain our quality of life whilst reducing our impact on the Earth. For this, renewable energy is fundamental and its demand is ever increasing. Considering the importance of … Read more Sharing solar cell research