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Image of awardees (Madeline Kavanagh second from left, Setu Kasera third from left) courtesy ABTA

PhD candidate Madeline Kavanagh and postdoctoral researcher Dr Setu Kasera received Honourable Mentions at the 5th ABTA (Association of British Turkish Academics) Doctoral Researcher Awards in May.

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Image courtesy Royal Society of Chemistry

Applications are due by 27 June to participate in a programme of international workshops in chemistry designed to help early career researchers build research capacity and create links for future collaboration.  

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Images of gene sequencing and micro droplets courtesy CE

Two Department of Chemistry spin-out companies have been highly successful in recent funding rounds.

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Image of Laura Mitchell and John Cassidy accepting their award, courtesy Chris Williamson

A company co-founded by chemistry PhD student Laura Mitchell has won the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) Grand Finale of the Business Creation competition.

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Dr Michelle Cain and University of Cambridge Environmental Coordinator Peter Lumb at the department's recent Green Impact Day, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti.

The Department has been awarded a Green Impact Silver Award.

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Image of award winners courtesy of CUSU

Technicians Helen Jobson and Simon Chapman received commendations for outstanding student support at the 2016 student-led Teaching Awards run by the Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU).

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Courtesy Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr Gonçalo Bernardes has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize.

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Professor Daan Frenkel has been elected as a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Chris Abell and David Wales have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society and Jason Chin has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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The Department of Chemistry has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver Award, which recognises commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

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Photo of Nitschke Research Group courtesy LIsa Masters

Professor Jonathan R. Nitschke’s research group has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research into the Functional Systems of Capsules. 

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Professor Rod Jones has been honoured with the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes award. 

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