20 Years in the Making: Scientists Are World’s Firsts to Reproduce Complete Copy of ‘Anti-Tumour Antibiotic’, Revealing New Ways to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria and Fight Cancer

After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex ‘anti-tumour antibiotic’ known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant bacteria, and have reproduced it synthetically in the lab for the first time. This major breakthrough and world-first could...

Lincoln study sheds new light on lactam behaviours

Scientists at the University of Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy and School of Chemistry have co-authored a published paper of a study of the behaviour and chemical stability of lactams. Lactams are cyclic amides and have important applications in industry (caprolactam for the production of nylon) and medicine (propiolactams are used...

Lincoln Chemist Published in Nature Catalysis

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Dr Arunabhiram Chutia, has co-authored a paper which has been published in the online journal, Nature Catalysis. According to Dr Chutia, the article demonstrates the “ability of combined operando spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations to characterise a previously unidentified PdNx species, and also clarifies the...