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Dr Gonçalo Bernardes has won the 2nd prize for his work on Immunomodulation by CO delivered from artificial metalloproteins as a new strategy in cancer therapy.

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Photo courtesy of Nathan Pitt

The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences has awarded its 2015 Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal to Head of Department Professor Daan Frenkel, for the outstanding contribution of his creative computer simulations to the development of phase theory.  

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Professor Clare Grey is the 2015 winner of the Arfvedson-Schlenk Award, which honours outstanding scientific and technical achievements in the field of lithium chemistry.

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Chemistry Department postdoctoral researcher Enass Abo-Hamed has been nominated as a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

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DNA representation courtesy of Andy Leppard

A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular function. 

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Image courtesy of the Hunter Group

16 students from Manchester visited the Hunter Group on 12 June to find out more about chemical research at the University of Cambridge.  

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On 14 April Catalysis@Cambridge hosted its first Showcase and Networking Event. 

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Photo by Nathan Pitt

"Move out of your comfort zone to further your career, think out of the box”

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Dr Amanda Maycock talks to the Cambridge news about her work in climate science.

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Enjoying a pizza lunch before the talk on chemistry courses

Over 160 undergrads turned out for a pizza lunch followed by an informative talk on “Chemistry beyond the first year,” on the 14th and 19th of May. 

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Chris Hunter was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy in a ceremony in Dublin on 29th May.

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The University of Cambridge's YouTube channel has reached over 50,000 subscribers and over 10 million views.

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The Athena SWAN committee photo courtesy Caroline Hancox

Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Returning Carers Scheme.  

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Videos and Media links

Prof Rod Jones discusses his research into low-cost pollution detectors to tackle air quality in University of Cambridge video.  

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