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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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Professor Ian Murison Smith, FRS

Image courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

Many Department of Chemistry alumni and former staff members will remember with great affection Ian Smith, who died on Tuesday 8 November.

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Researchers reveal the structure behind colour of Margaritaria nobilis

Image of Margaritaria nobilis courtesy Silvia Vignolini

Silvia Vignolini and colleagues have discovered that the iridescent colour of the fruits of Margaritaria nobilis originates from its cellulose cell structure. 

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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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