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Prospective graduates visit department for Open Day

Image courtesy Nathan Pitt, Department of Chemistry.

The department opened its doors to approximately 100 prospective applicants at the Graduate Admissions Open Day on 21 October. 

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Algorithm for predicting protein pairings

Image of interacting proteins courtesy Dr Lucy Colwell

Dr Lucy Colwell has helped develop an algorithm which models how proteins inside cells interact with each other, shedding light on how proteins work together and aiding our understanding of how living systems work.

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New class of antibody-drug bio-conjugates

Courtesy of Ella Marushchenko.

A group of researchers led by Gonçalo Bernardes have developed a new site-selective method for the construction of complex protein/antibody conjugates.

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Safe new storage method could be key to future of hydrogen-powered vehicles

Courtesy Department of Chemistry

Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas and colleagues have discovered a potential safe hydrogen storage method that could pave the way for widespread adoption of hydrogen-fuelled cars. 

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Department to host Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

Image courtesy RSC/shutter stock

The Department of Chemistry will host the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 10th Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium on 16 December.

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HFC phase-out agreed at 28th Montreal Protocol meeting

2015 was the warmest year since modern record keeping began, image courtesy NASA (colours indicate temperature anomalies)

197 nations agreed to drastically reduce their use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in October.

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Inaugural Chemistry Networks Event a Success

Graduate student Emma Durham explains her research at the posters session

Over 20 companies and funding bodies attended the first ever Chemistry Networks event, held in the Department on 29 September.

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Better cure for the “Curse of Dimensionality”

The tennis ball team turn their attention to the Curse of Dimensionality

Graduate student Stefano Martiniani and colleagues have developed an improved approach to solving the problem known as the “Curse of Dimensionality”. 

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Winton Symposium on “Solar Energies”

The fifth annual Winton Symposium will be held 3 November at the Cavendish Laboratory on the theme of “Solar Energies – science of light harvesting.”

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Professor Sanders congratulates Nobel Laureates

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, winners of the 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry. Photograph: Nobel Prize

Professor Jeremy Sanders congratulated his 'old friends', chemists Jean Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa on their Nobel prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines.

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