Chemistry research

Our research spans the traditional areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry as well as more interdisciplinary activities, including nanoscience, bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry.

Research impact

Making molecules with light to improve drug discovery 

Brian Cox, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Sussex, has set up a start-up company to carry out ground breaking research producing photochemically derived molecules, which could improve the success rates in drug discovery and help tackle neglected diseases.

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Shining a light on the impact of pesticides on bees

Professor Dave Goulson and Professor Liz Hill’s research into the impact of pesticides on bumblebees has led governments to take action to better protect insects.

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