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£2 million upgrade to analytical facilities

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert will visit the Department on 21 July to celebrate the recent £2 million upgrading of its core analytical facilities.

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Feltrinelli International Prize awarded to Chris Dobson

The Department is delighted to announce that Chris Dobson has been awarded the 2014 Feltrinelli International Prize by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

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Tuomas Knowles wins BBS medal and IUPAP prize

Tuomas Knowles has been awarded the 2014 British Biophysical Society Young Investigator Medal and Award, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize for Biological Physics.

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Yusuf Hamied receives honorary degree

The pharmaceutical chemist and philanthropist Dr Yusuf Hamied, who received his PhD from the Department,  has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University.

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Fire in the Blood

Dr Yusuf Hamied will introduce a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Fire in the Blood" on 17 June from 4 - 6 pm in the Wolfson Theatre of the Department of Chemistry.  

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Academic Promotions 2014

The Head of Department, Professor Daan Frenkel, has great pleasure in announcing this year's Senior Academic and Senior Researcher Promotions.

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Peter Wothers awarded MBE

The Department is delighted to annouce that Peter Wothers has been awarded with an MBE, for services to Chemistry.

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Jeremy Sanders awarded CBE

The Department is delighted to announce that Jeremy Sanders has been awarded with a CBE, for services to Scientific Research.

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New pathway for C-H activation

Prof Matthew Gaunt and co-workers have revealed a unique way to activate traditionally unreactive C-H bonds in organic compounds and transform then into useful functional groups that will make it easier to create drug-like molecules.

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PolyADP molecules found in developing bones

Molecular fingerprints from a "heavy" mouse using solid-state NMR spectroscopy have enabled Dr Melinda Duer's research group and their collaborators to generate laboratory-grown bone-like tissue that closely mimics the real thing.

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