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Professors Abell, Wales and Chin receive honours

Chris Abell and David Wales have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society and Jason Chin has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Nitschke group awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Photo of Nitschke Research Group courtesy LIsa Masters

Professor Jonathan R. Nitschke’s research group has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research into the Functional Systems of Capsules. 

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Department receives Athena SWAN Silver Award

The Department of Chemistry has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver Award, which recognises commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

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Green Impact Day

Image of postdoc Michelle Cain and University of Cambridge Environmental Coordinator Peter Lumb courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti, Department of Chemistry

The department held a Green Impact Day on Friday 1 April, with activities designed to encourage department members to think of creative ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Nobel Laureate Robert H Grubbs to speak in Department

Courtesy Chemical Heritage Foundation

Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Grubbs will give a seminar in the department on Thursday 7 April at 3:30 pm.

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Professor Timothy M. Swager to give Lewis Lecture

Photo courtesy MIT

Professor Timothy M. Swager of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give this year’s Lewis Lectures in the Wolfson Theatre on 27 and 29 April.

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Department of Chemistry rated number one in UK

Image of Graduate Admissions Day courtesy Nathan Pitt

The Department of Chemistry has once again been rated as the top chemistry department in the UK by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

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Roxanne Middleton wins Silver in SET for BRITAIN poster competition

Image of Roxanne with Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner courtesy SET for BRITAIN

Chemistry Department PhD student Roxanne Middleton was awarded the Silver Award for her research poster at the SET for BRITAIN exhibition of posters by early-career research scientists at Westminster on 7 March 2016.

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Professor Steven Ley's 70th Birthday Symposium 8 April

Courtesy Department of Chemistry

A symposium in honour of Professor Steven Ley's 70 birthday will be held in the department on Friday 8 April 2016.

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Gonçalo Bernardes wins Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2016

Image courtesy Nathan Pitt, Department of Chemistry.

Dr Gonçalo Bernardes has won the Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2016 in Chemical Biology, which recognises emerging scientists who have made a significant contribution to their research field.

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