New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases
Brain showing hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease courtesy Zeiss Microscopy
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have developed a new imaging technique to track how surface changes in proteins are related to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
New activation process forms versatile amide products
C-H bond activation process courtesy Gaunt Group
Researchers in the Gaunt group have developed a general C-H bond activation process to make amines, which can be used in pharmaceutical agents, agrochemicals and functional materials.
Lindemann Trust Fellowship Applications Now Open
Sir Evelyn Wrench, ESU founder, courtesy ESU
Applications for Lindemann Trust Fellowships are now open to postdoctoral researchers wishing to carry out research for one year in the USA.
Researchers reveal the structure behind colour of Margaritaria nobilis
Image of Margaritaria nobilis courtesy Silvia Vignolini
Silvia Vignolini and colleagues have discovered that the iridescent colour of the fruits of Margaritaria nobilis originates from its cellulose cell structure.
Professor Ian Murison Smith, FRS
Image courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography
Many Department of Chemistry alumni and former staff members will remember with great affection Ian Smith, who died on Tuesday 8 November.
Gift makes microfabrication laboratory a reality
Image of Tuomas Knowles courtesy Nathan Pitt Department of Chemistry
Professor Tuomas Knowles has received a £250,000 gift from the Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation to set up and run a state-of-the-art microfabrication laboratory.
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