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Department to host Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

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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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Shankar Balasubramanian profiled in Nature Methods

Courtesy Department of Chemistry

"It's good to consider many ideas and reject most, even all of them, on thinking them through," says Professor Shankar Balasubramanian in a recent feature article in Nature Methods.  

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Researchers visit Kenya to study 12 million year old fossil

Dr Silvia Vignolini working with Dr Job Kibii and Ms. Cecila Kathenya at the National Museums in Kenya, courtesy Rox Middleton

Dr Silvia Vignolini and PhD student Rox Middleton have visited the National Museums in Kenya to study a Pollia fossil.

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University Postgraduate Open Day 2 November

Image of postgrad student poster exhibition courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

The department is taking part in the first University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on 2 November.

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