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Mimicking Nature

Vignolini group "Behind the secret life of materials"

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Artificial Photosynthesis - in Lego!

Reisner group members David Wakerley and Chris Windle have created this YouTube video with Lego to explain the group's research into artificial photosynthesis.  Enjoy!

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Shankar talks about DNA

Professor Shankar Balasubramanian talks about winning the Tetrahedron Prize in 2013 and his group's research into DNA.

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Dr Alex Archibald monitors emissions on BBC Radio 5 Live

Atmospheric scientist Dr Alex Archibald talks with Stephen Chittenden on 5 Live Drive about monitoring air pollution both indoors and outdoors in Cambridge.  Broadcast starts 1:50 into the programme.  

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My Room, Your Room with Alexandru Paraschiv

University of Cambridge Alumni Magazine article "My Room, Your Room" features (then) third-year Chemistry student Alexandru Paraschiv and Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, discussing Room 36R, Churchill.

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Six great ideas that are changing the world

Watch the new Cambridge Enterprise Heath Robinson-esque film about six great inventions that Cambridge Enterprise have helped to become commercial realities.  

One of the ideas featured is the genome sequencing invented by Professors David Klenerman and Shankar Balasubramanian in the Department of Chemistry, which has made large-scale sequencing possible quickly, routinely and at low cost.  

Image courtesy Contra film.  


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Bad Air Day?

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

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John Pyle discusses the ozone hole in Costing the Earth podcast

John Pyle discusses the 30 years since environmental disaster was prevented when British scientists discovered the hole in the ozone layer in this Costing the Earth podcast.

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The DNA revolution

Professors Shankar Balsubramanian and David Klenerman are featured in the Royal Society's collection of "Success Stories" showcasing the translation of scientific breakthroughs into commercial success.

The Royal Society is developing a collection of success stories that showcase how this translation of scientific breakthroughs into commercial success has been achieved in the UK. The stories are selected from a range of academic disciplines and industry sectors. They all demonstrate how excellent research in the UK has led to new products and businesses, created jobs, brought in investment and improved people’s health and well-being.

Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FMedSci FRS and Professor David Klenerman FRS from the Department of Chemistry are featured in The next DNA revolution begins here.

Photo of an example of the results of automated chain-termination DNA sequencing by Abizar at en.wikipedia


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