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Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas awarded the Royal Medal

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Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas, HonFREng, FRS, has been awarded the 2016 Royal Medal by the Royal Society.

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Professor Jonathan R Nitschke wins JSCC Award

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The Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry has given its International Award for Creative Work to Professor Jonathan R Nitschke.

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Saric and Knowles show physical link in neurodegenerative chemistry

Image: artist’s rendering of protein fibrils from computer simulations (in blue) and healthy proteins deposited on them (red). Credit: Ivan Barun, dr. med.

A team of researchers led by Dr Andela Šarić and Prof Tuomas Knowles have shown that the toxic build up of 'plaques' in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, is governed by a simple physical mechanism.

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Chemistry participates in Cambridge Open Days

Dr James Keeler meets a prospective student, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti

Colleges and departments across the University of Cambridge opened their doors to potential undergraduates during the annual Cambridge Open Days on 30 June and 1 July.

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Royal Society Innovation Awards open

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The Royal Society Innovation Award scheme is open for scientists who wish to develop a proven novel concept through to commmercial use.

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L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship and RSC Prize for Tanya Hutter

Image courtesy of L’Oréal UK & Ireland-UNESCO: Tanya Hutter (centre) with Mr Geoff Skingsley, Chairman L'Oréal UK & Ireland and Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Head of the Judging Panel.

Dr Tanya Hutter, a Darwin College Henslow Research Fellow in the department has been named one of the UK's most promising female scientists. 

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Royal Society University Research Fellowships 2017

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The Department of Chemistry is seeking applications to support for Royal Society University Research Fellowships to be held in the department, starting in October 2017.  

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Oren Scherman mixes molecules with light to produce new chemistry

Plasmonic nanocavity containing a dye molecule

A multi-disciplinary group of researchers, including chemists at the Melville Laboratory led by Professor Oren Scherman, have successfully used quantum states to mix molecules with light at room temperature.

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Postdoc Mentors and Departmental Tutors introduced

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The department held an event in May to introduce postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) and academics who have volunteered to provide support to graduate students.

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Madeline Kavanagh and Setu Kasera receive ABTA awards

Image of awardees (Madeline Kavanagh second from left, Setu Kasera third from left) courtesy ABTA

PhD candidate Madeline Kavanagh and postdoctoral researcher Dr Setu Kasera received Honourable Mentions at the 5th ABTA (Association of British Turkish Academics) Doctoral Researcher Awards in May.

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