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Department joins with AstraZeneca for Mechanistic Enzymology course

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On 6 September, scientists from Discovery Sciences, AstraZeneca will visit the Department of Chemistry to give a course on Mechanistic Enzymology.  

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Low-cost cellulose sensor breakthrough

Courtesy Silvia Vignolini Department of Chemistry

Dr Silvia Vignolini and colleagues have created sustainable, low-cost photonic sensors based on a cellulose derivative for the first time.

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Senior Academic Promotions

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The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce two Senior Academic promotions.

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Gene signature vulnerable to Alzheimer's identified

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Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have identified a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain much later in life.  

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Blavatnik Postdoc Fellowship Programme Now Open

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Applications are now open for the Blavatnik Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, which enables Israeli scientists of outstanding ability to pursue research in Cambridge, including the Department of Chemistry.

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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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