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Clare Grey to lead multi-million pound Integrated Energy Centre

Professor Clare Grey has secured over £2 million with £1.4 million match-funding from industry and national laboratories for a virtual centre, in partnership with three other universities: Newcastle, St Mary’s and UCL.

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Department to host Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum

Image courtesy Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum

The department will host the next Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum on Thursday 2 February.

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Squalamine could lead to treatments for Parkinson's disease

Photo: Getty Images

Researchers working in the Centre for Misfolding Diseases (CMD) have discovered a naturally-occurring steroid that could be used as the basis of a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Department members recognised in 2017 New Year Honours

Shankar Balasubramanian and John Pyle have been named in the 2017 New Year Honours, in recognition of their contributions to society.

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Academic Mentor and Tutor Meet & Greet Success

Dr Longbottom meets graduate students, photo courtesy of Department of Chemistry

Following the great success of the Peer-to-Peer mentoring event held earlier this term, a similar event was held for the graduate students to meet their academic mentors and tutors on 24 November.

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Hunter Group synthesize a new mechanism for signal transduction

Researchers in the Hunter Group have synthesized molecules that can transmit a signal across a membrane and amplify that signal by triggering a catalytic reaction, mirroring many biological processes.

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Lindemann Trust Fellowship Applications Now Open

Sir Evelyn Wrench, ESU founder, courtesy ESU

Applications for Lindemann Trust Fellowships are now open to postdoctoral researchers wishing to carry out research for one year in the USA.

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New activation process forms versatile amide products

C-H bond activation process courtesy Gaunt Group

Researchers in the Gaunt group have developed a general C-H bond activation process to make amines, which can be used in pharmaceutical agents, agrochemicals and functional materials.

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New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases

Brain showing hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease courtesy Zeiss Microscopy

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have developed a new imaging technique to track how surface changes in proteins are related to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Gift makes microfabrication laboratory a reality

Image of Tuomas Knowles courtesy Nathan Pitt Department of Chemistry

Professor Tuomas Knowles has received a £250,000 gift from the Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation to set up and run a state-of-the-art microfabrication laboratory.

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