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Researchers discover vital role of Parkinson's Disease protein

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Department of Chemistry researchers and their collaborators have identified important clues about what may be happening to patients when a protein associated with Parkinson's Disease malfunctions.

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4-stranded DNA helix points to possible new cancer treatments

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Researchers in the Balasubramanian Group have identified the role that a four-stranded version of DNA may play in the progression of cancer, and suggest that it may be used to develop new targeted cancer therapies.

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Chemistry spin-out Fluidic Analytics raises £5.3 million

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Fluidic Analytics Limited, a company founded by Professor Tuomas Knowles in the department, has raised £5.3 million in Series B financing.

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Researchers welcome young scientists from the UK and Japan

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Researchers from the Vignolini and Scherman groups hosted a workshop in July for students from schools in England and Japan.

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Professor David Klenerman awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

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Professor David Klenerman of the Department of Chemistry has been awarded the Royal Society GSK Research Professorship.

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Nobel Laureate Roger Y Tsien 1952- 2016

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Rogert Tsien, a former Todd Professor in this Department and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, died 24 August 2016. 

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Graduate Admissions Open Day 21 October

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The Department of Chemistry's Open Day for prospective graduate student applicants will be held Friday 21 October. The deadline for graduate applications is 15 November.

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Chemistry to hold inaugural Chemistry Networks event

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Members of local industry can discover more about ways to work with the department at its first ever Chemistry Networks event in September.

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8th round of Returning Carers Scheme now open

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Applications are now open for the eighth round of the Returning Carers Scheme.

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Researchers discover that tiny protein mutations can have ‘dramatic impact’ on Parkinson’s disease

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Researchers in the department have discovered that specific mutations in the protein associated with Parkinson’s disease can make a dramatic difference to how the protein aggregates and therefore might alter how the condition develops.

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