Jason Chin has been inducted into the European Inventor Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Munich celebrating 40 years of the European Patent Convention.
Gonçalo Bernardes has been awarded a RSC/BMOS Young Investigator award
Aqdot was one of two start-up companies to succeed in the UK rounds of Climate-KIC’s Venture Competition.
The department is delighted to announce that Professor Chris Hunter FRS has been elected as Herchel-Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry.
The Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of microscopic simulation of matter, and is the most prestigious European prize for computer simulations in condensed matter physics/chemistry, statistical physics and physical chemistry.
The department is delighted to announce that Andreas Bender, George Booth and Lucy Colwell have been appointed as lecturers.
Andreas Bender, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth about 1.5 million. EUR to work on the effects that combinations of chemicals may have in the human body.
Tuomas Knowles, has been awarded a 1.5 million Euro Starting Grant from the European Research Council to work on studying the physical properties of heterogeneous protein complexes using microfluidic technologies.
Shankar Balasubramanian has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant to study the existence and biological function of four-stranded structures called G-quadruplexes in human cells.
A paper from the Unilever Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics is the most-read paper in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modelling in the first quarter of 2013.
Professor Ada E. Yorath (joint Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2009) visited the department to give a talk entitled "What was first: the genetic code or its products?".
AQDOT, a spinout company from the Department of Chemistry, has won the first RSC Emerging Technologies Competition for 2013.
Gonçalo Bernardes, who recently started as a Royal Society University Research fellow, has been designated as the winner of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia.
The Novartis Chemistry Lectureship is awarded to scientists in recognition of outstanding contributions to organic and computational chemistry, including applications to biology.
Joe Farman, the man who discovered the ozone hole, died on Saturday 11th May 2013.
The Department of Chemistry is looking to support individuals of outstanding merit and potential who might wish to apply for a research fellowship. The deadline for the submission of Expressions of interests is 5pm, Wednesday, 8th May 2013.
Professor Michele Vendruscolo has won the RSC Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award 2013.
The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that they have been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award.
Dr Peter Wothers has won the RSC Nyholm Prize for Education 2013
Dr Oren Scherman has won the RSC Hickinbottom Award 2013.
Dr Jonathan Goodman has won the RSC Bader Award 2013.
Professor Matthew Gaunt has won the RSC Corday Morgan Medal 2013.
Professor Jane Clarke FMedSci has won the RSC Interdisciplinary Prize 2013.
Professor Steve Ley FRS has won the RSC Longstaff Prize
Dr Rebecca Melen has won the RSC Dalton Young Researcher Award 2013.
BP Day is the annual opportunity for students in the Materials RIG to stand up and showcase their work in short presentations (final year students) and posters penultimate year students). 19 talks representing 7 groups were all excellent presentations.
A graduate student view of the Crick Memorial Talks…
The theme of the lecture series is “Simulating Soft Matter: Not a Numbers Game”.
Further BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships available - deadline 18 April 2013
Student entrepreneur Jing Zhang wins Women Entrepreneur Award at the Rice Business Plan Competition
Clare received this prestigious prize at the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance conference in Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California.
The talks are entitled: “Reprogramming the genetic code” and “Imaging and controlling biological processes with molecular precision” will take place on the 10th/11th April at 4:00 in the Dyson Perrins lecture Theatre.
Subtle quantum effects in the motion of molecules across a metal surface have been detected by Stephen Jenkins and postdoc Marco Sacchi, in collaboration with groups at the Cavendish and at Rutgers University in the US.
The Department was sad to hear that Glen MacElroy passed away over Easter.
The sixth lecture in memory of Alex Hopkins was held on the 22nd March 2013 in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre in the Department of Chemistry.
Members of The Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics within the Department have published two of the most read articles in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modelling for 2012.
We welcome Richard N. Zare as our 2013 LINNETT VISITING PROFESSOR
The Department took part in the university-wide Switch Off Week (18-24th February 2013), in an attempt to reduce its energy usage and raise awareness of the issue.
DNA G-quadruplexes have been of academic interest for a number of years, but no-one has proved they exist in human cells. Now, research in Shankar Balasubramanian’s group has proved they do – after more than a decade of trying.
The Chemistry Department's teaching fellow Peter Wothers is to give the 2012 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on BBC 4 at 8pm on 26, 27 and 28 Dec. His talks will be entitled ‘The Modern Alchemist’.
If you can't wait until then, you can find out the price of xenon by listening to Peter's recent appearance on BBC Radio 4.
Yusuf Hamied, a chemistry alumnus and generous donor to the department and the university, has been made 2012 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for business.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 24th November at 2.30 p.m in St Botolph's Parish Church (just across the road from St Catharine’s College) because of the large number of people expected to attend.
Work from Jeremy Sanders’ lab has generated novel molecules that assemble and link together to tie themselves in knots. The results, published in Science in November, represent a major step forward towards understanding the complex non-covalent chemistry that determines the assembly of larger molecules such as proteins.
Head of department Daan Frenkel has been elected as an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, or TWAS. The honour has been conferred in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science and its promotion in the developing world.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Nicholas C. Handy FRS died on the 2nd of October 2012 after a short illness.
Reisner group discovers that a homogeneous cobalt catalyst evolves H2 electro- and photocatalytically under industrially relevant conditions: at room temperature, in pH-neutral water and in the presence of atmospheric O2.
The deadline for the submission of Expressions of interests is 5pm, Thursday 13th September 2012.
Applications are invited for the Herchel Smith Professorship of Organic Chemistry from individuals whose expertise falls within any area of organic chemistry, and who have an internationally leading track record of research.
The inaugural Herchel Smith Lecture entittled Reading the Human Genome to be given by Dr Sydney Brenner today at 16:00 Wolfson Lecture Theatre.
The deadline for the submission of Expressions of interests is May the 17th 2012.
5.00pm 8th May Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Written and Directed by Carl Djerassi (Stanford University)
The department’s Christian Doppler laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry was officially opened on 25 April.
Suitable for chemistry graduates interested in completing a PhD Programme working at the interface of the Chemical and Biological Sciences.
The Alex Hopkins memorial lecture will be given by Professor C. V. Robinson, F.R.S.
Friday 23rd March
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Department of Chemistry
Saturday 17th March saw the department flooded with over 2000 visitors who came to see for themselves how hard-working students are pushing back the frontiers of science.
The Department welcomes Professor Dan Nocera, MIT, as the Lewis Lecturer for 2012.
The annual BP Graduate Seminars were held in the department on the afternoon of 8th March.
Deborah Longbottom has won one of this year’s Pilkington Teaching Prizes, which recognise outstanding contributions to teaching within the university.
On 27th and 28th February our department hosted a delegation of 8 academics from the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Professor Clare Grey recently took part in a Kavli Foundation online roundtable discussion on the future of electric cars, with two other experts in field. The aim was to highlight the main issues preventing the wider uptake of electric cars, and what is being done about them.
Applications are invited for the post of Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, to take up appointment on 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Gareth Lloyd has been awarded the CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists.
Sir Alan Fersht is to be the next Master of Gonville and Caius College. He will take up the position in October.
On Friday, December 16th 2011, the Cambridge Centre for Computational Materials Science was officially inaugurated.
Cheminformatics: New prediction models for active ingredient properties.
The agenda for the the Inauguration Ceremony for the Lennard-Jones Centre for Computational Materials Sciencein the Unilever Lecture Theatre (Chemistry)on Friday 16 December 2011 at 4.30pm is now published.
Ruth Lynden-Bell has been awarded the Paul Walden Award for 2011 for her work on ionic liquids by the German Research Foundation.
On Friday, December 16th, an inter-departmental Centre for Computational Materials Science will be inaugurated.
An event at the House of Commons recognised the students who achieved the highest marks in the first Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
A new centre dedicated to research into innovative therapies for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases is being established in the chemistry department.
Dominic Wright has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The five-year grant will support his work on non-classical main group chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and catalysis.
To mark the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, an article by Neil Harris of the atmospheric section has been published on the university website
A new computer is now up and running, providing David Wales’ group with a 500 core computer cluster server to carry out calculations of how molecules and bulk systems self-organise.
Jonathan Nitschke has won the Cram Lehn Pedersen prize for 2012. This prize is sponsored by the RSC journal ChemComm, and recognises significant, original and independent work in supramolecular chemistry by emerging investigators.
Shankar Balasubramanian’s group has found a molecule, first isolated from bacteria, which can block a protein that causes breast cancer, giving an insight into how breast cancer can develop and spread.
The Department of Chemistry has unveiled the new, cutting-edge Todd-Hamied Laboratory. The laboratory will explore harnessing materials for energy storage and conversion in an effort to develop the next generation of batteries and fuel cells.
The Department is pleased to announce that the 2011 Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship has been awarded to Dr Jonathan Nitschke.
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Professor Jeremy Sanders on his appointment as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs at the University of Cambridge from 1st October 2011.
The Department is pleased to announce that, in addition to Ali’s recent promotion to a Professorship, he has been awarded an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. These are senior Investigator awards of the Research Councils, and provide the opportunity for the PI to focus his time on research.
The Department is very pleased to announce that the Dr David Spring has been given the Norman Heatley Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Norman Heatley Award is to recognise and promote the importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary research between chemistry and the life sciences through independent work.
We are pleased to announce that the following have all been awarded Corporate Associates Prizes for excellence in Practical Class Demonstration:
Anna Andreou, Elliot Bayle, Beatrice Collins, Pillippa Cranwell,Jake Goodwin-Tindal, Jo Haywood, Tanya Hutter, Sam Jones, David Ponting, Tom Scrase, Jonathan Skelton and Francesca Stokes
Expressions of Interest are requested by 31st May.
The Department is delighted to be able to announce that Clare has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Newnham College invites applications from women and men for Associate Lectureships in Physical Sciences.
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Daan Frenkel has been awarded the Joseph Hirschfelder Prize 2011-2012, University of Wisconsin
Congratulations to Andreas Bender, Lecturer for Molecular Informatics at the Department of Chemistry, receives the Innovation Prize of the German Pharmaceutical and Chemical Societies (DPhG and GDCh) 2011.
In addition Andreas has also won the 4th annual MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize.
The Department will host lectures by three RSC Organic prize winners
Congratulations to Jonathan Nitschke on the award of a Corday-Morgan Medal and to Tomislav Friscic for the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize for 2011.
We welcome William A. Eaton as our 2011 Todd Professor
It is with regret that we record the death of Mr Eric Walters. more...
This will take place at 12.00 Noon, Monday 15th November, in the Large Chapel, Cambridge City Crematorium, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JJ, and will be followed by a reception at Churchill College, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0DS
It is with great regret that we announce that Professor Dudley Williams FRS died after a short illness.
Our Department Website has been redesigned to provide the capability to present information from more sources.
Dr Erwin Reisner has been appointed as Inorganic Lecturer (Materials, Energy and Sustainability) with a start date of 1 October 2010.
Julian Huppert, who studied for his PhD in the Department of Chemistry, and subsequently worked as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics within the department has been elected as the Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
Professor Daan Frenkel has been awarded the RSC Soft Matter & Biophysical Chemistry Award for 2010. The citation refers to his work on “the development and application of computational methods that have transformed our understanding of soft and biomolecular materials”.
Professor Shankar Balasubramanian has been named as the BBSRC Innovator of the Year, winning £10,000 in recognition of his work on Solexa sequencing, the high speed genome sequencing technology that is revolutionising bioscience.