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Cambridge Oncology: the start up rethinking cancer therapy

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 11:04

Melinda Duer and James Harrison at Robinson College taken by Nathan Pitt, ©University of Cambridge

Jan 30 2023

Cambridge Oncology, a new company co-founded by Professor Melinda Duer and James Harrison, CEO of Cycle Pharmaceuticals, is pioneering a new drug that combats cancer tumours by targeting their environment.

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Learning about a world powered by sunlight

Thu, 26/01/2023 - 09:22

The Reisner Lab Outreach Team teach chemistry in an entertaining way, courtesy @ChemistryPhotograph

Jan 26 2023

A group of students recently attended a lecture peppered with fun-filled experiments to illustrate the serious issue of how to combat climate change in an entertaining and informative way.

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Pepper plant may provide nasal treatment for COVID-19

Wed, 25/01/2023 - 12:09

First author Dr Cong Tang, courtesy IMM

Jan 25 2023

Researchers in the Bernardes group have discovered that a molecule from the long pepper plant could actively combat different variants of COVID-19.

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New DNA sequencing method ‘lifts veil’ from genome black box

Fri, 20/01/2023 - 11:57

Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, courtesy @Chemistry

Jan 20 2023

Many life-saving drugs directly interact with DNA to treat diseases such as cancer, but scientists have struggled to detect how and why they work – until now.

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New surface science textbook launched

Mon, 16/01/2023 - 11:28

Image courtesy DC Madden, SM Driver and SJ Jenkins

Jan 16 2023

Professor Stephen Jenkins’ new surface science textbook is due to be published on 31 January.

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Black Women in Science Network brunch

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 16:04

PhD student and Network founder Tomi Akingbade

Jan 9 2023

The Black Women in Science Network is putting on its first live brunch on 11 March, hosted here in the Department.

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Solar-powered reactor turns plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 14:22

Erwin Reisner taken by Gabriella Bocchetti, University of Cambridge

Jan 9 2023

The Reisner group has developed a solar-powered reactor that converts two distinct waste products; greenhouse gases and plastics, into useful products at the same time.

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Register now for Alumni Lecture 11 February

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 12:47

Dr Peter Wothers, courtesy Chemistry Photography

Jan 9 2023

Join us in person at St Catharine's College, or via a live stream link on YouTube, to hear Dr Peter Wothers discuss how Jane Marcet defied the prejudices of her time and published a book about chemistry for women.

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New 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry

Thu, 22/12/2022 - 13:59

Our new 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry, courtesy Nathan Pitt

Dec 22 2022

Professor Tuomas Knowles has been elected as the department’s new 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry.

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Glove recycling scheme reduces carbon footprint

Mon, 19/12/2022 - 16:31

Forse group members gather for litter picking

Dec 19 2022

Forse group PhD student Chloe Balhatchet has launched a glove recycling scheme which will help decrease the department’s carbon footprint. 

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Srijit Seal takes over our twitter account

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 15:56
Dec 12 2022

Third year PhD student Srijit Seal, a member of Professor Andreas Bender’s group, took over our Twitter account @ChemCambridge on 8 December 2022.

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Learning to use AI to help solve Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 12:33

PhD student Ryan Geiser was inspired to research Alzheimer's disease

Dec 12 2022

Just weeks before losing his grandfather to Alzheimer’s, Ryan Geiser took a genetic test that showed he had a slightly increased risk of developing the same debilitating disease.

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New technique illuminates the inside of batteries

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 09:48

PhD student Alice Merryweather is a member of the Faraday battery project team

Dec 12 2022

A new, low-cost technique for measuring energy storage inside operating batteries should speed up the development of next-generation battery materials.

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Artificial leaf array recognised in solar fuel competition

Thu, 01/12/2022 - 14:53

The Cambridge team and their artificial leaf array

Dec 1 2022

A team of University of Cambridge researchers have reached the final of the EU "Fuel from the Sun" competition with their artificial leaf array which converts sunlight to solar fuel.

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Register now for Vignolini alumni webinar

Thu, 01/12/2022 - 09:56

Invitation to webinar

Dec 1 2022

Register now to find out how Professor Sivlia Vignolini and her group are making everything from biodegradable glitter to edible, iridescent hydrogels at our webinar on 14 December at 6pm GMT.

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Vignolini awarded prestigious Emerging Technology Chair

Thu, 01/12/2022 - 09:18

Professor Silvia Vignolini, courtesy @ChemistryPhotography

Dec 1 2022

Professor of Chemistry and Bio-materials Silvia Vignolini has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies worth £2.5 million.

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Prize recognises students’ research

Wed, 23/11/2022 - 08:55

The prize winners take the stage at the Symposium, courtesy Philip Murray

Nov 23 2022

Two postgraduates in the Gaunt group were recognised for their outstanding research posters at the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Science Symposium in November.

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Students awarded prestigious AI research grant

Wed, 16/11/2022 - 16:59

From left: Matt Greenig, Srijit Seal, Elsa Lawrence, Adham El-Shazly and Chaitanya K Joshi

Nov 16 2022

Two students from our Department, with colleagues in Computer Science, Philosophy and Pharmacology, have been awarded a grant to investigate the application of artificial intelligence in biological discovery.

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Sparxell's sustainable pigments win 1st prize

Mon, 14/11/2022 - 10:51

Some of Sparxell's vivid pigments, courtesy Chemistry Photography

Nov 14 2022

Chemistry spin-out Sparxell has been awarded first prize at the Chris Abell Business Plan competition.

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We are searching for our next Unilever Professor

Wed, 02/11/2022 - 14:24

Searching to fill the role of Robert Glen, who retired in 2020, courtesy Chemistry

Nov 2 2022

Help us attract as diverse a field as possible for the Unilever Professorship of Molecular Sciences Informatics.

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