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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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