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Daan Frenkel awarded Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal

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The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences has awarded its 2015 Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal to Head of Department Professor Daan Frenkel, for the outstanding contribution of his creative computer simulations to the development of phase theory.  

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Clare Grey wins Arfvedson-Schlenk Award

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Professor Clare Grey is the 2015 winner of the Arfvedson-Schlenk Award, which honours outstanding scientific and technical achievements in the field of lithium chemistry.

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Enass Abo-Hamed Finalist in Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

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Chemistry Department postdoctoral researcher Enass Abo-Hamed has been nominated as a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

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Expanding the DNA alphabet

DNA representation courtesy of Andy Leppard

A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular function. 

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Catalysis@Cambridge Showcase

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On 14 April Catalysis@Cambridge hosted its first Showcase and Networking Event. 

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A-level students visit the Hunter Group

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16 students from Manchester visited the Hunter Group on 12 June to find out more about chemical research at the University of Cambridge.  

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Informal Talk highlights the need for creativity in science

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"Move out of your comfort zone to further your career, think out of the box”

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Using supercomputers to understand the weather

Dr Amanda Maycock talks to the Cambridge news about her work in climate science.

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Chris Hunter elected Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy

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Chris Hunter was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy in a ceremony in Dublin on 29th May.

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Chemistry beyond the first year

Enjoying a pizza lunch before the talk on chemistry courses

Over 160 undergrads turned out for a pizza lunch followed by an informative talk on “Chemistry beyond the first year,” on the 14th and 19th of May. 

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