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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

Got an enquiry? For more information on a story – or to arrange to speak to one of our academics – contact our Press and Media team at pressoffice@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 2728.

12 articles found

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Portsmouth scientist fronts Attenborough campaign to save kelp forests

01 October 2019 3 min read

A Portsmouth marine scientist is helping front a Sir David Attenborough-backed campaign to restore a vast underwater kelp forest off the West Sussex coast

Seal in kelp forest

Portsmouth scientist helps develop essential eco friendly ingredient from agricultural waste

19 September 2019 4 min read

A Portsmouth scientist has discovered how to use one of the world’s most abundant natural resources as a replacement for man-made chemicals in soaps and thousands of other household products.

Three scientists in a lab

Could a Mutant Enzyme Solve the Planet's Plastic Problem? Meet the Mutant Enzyme that Could Help Combat Plastic Pollution

19 July 2019 6 min read

Plastic pollution is a huge threat to the planet. Recycling is not widespread, and plastics like PET take centuries to break down. Prof McGeehan has a solution, in a new mutant enzyme. Find out more.

Plastic litter on the beach

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

01 July 2019 3 min read

Enzymes have been engineered to help conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals Read more today.

Female researcher using microscope during plastics enzyme research

Academic joins British Council Biotechnology for tour across India

15 March 2019 2 min read

DNA experts Sam Robson and Dr Garry Scarlett use Mary Rose data to demonstrate the surprisingly diverse ethnic make-up of Tudor Britain. Read more today.

Group of people smiling

Crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

03 December 2018 3 min read

Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel.

Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for

16 October 2017 3 min read

Research suggests surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed.

Genes that separate humans from fruit flies found

29 September 2017 3 min read

Genes which determine animal complexity, what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly, have been identified for the first time. Read more today.

New model may help overcome the brain’s fortress-like barrier

19 September 2017 2 min read

Scientists help to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier. Read more today.

Could an artificial coral reef protect marine biodiversity against climate changes?

26 June 2017 3 min read

Researchers are helping build an artificial reef that could protect vulnerable marine ecosystems against climate change. Read more today.

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