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Cambridge Cheminformatics Meeting

Image courtesy CCDC

The next Cheminformatics meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 September at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) on Union Road.

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€1.5 million ERC starting grant supports new research

Dr Phipps with 3d yr Phd student Holly Davis courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

Dr Robert Phipps has received a €1.5 million European Research Council (ERC) starting grant.

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Tenth round of Returning Carers Scheme now open

Department of Chemistry courtesy Nathan Pitt

The Returning Carers Scheme assists returning carers to build up their research profiles or other academic activity following a break in their career or a period of leave for caring responsibilities.

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Howzat for Chemistry Cricket Team

Photo courtesy Matthew Dunstan

The Chemistry Cricket team have finished their 8-match season with only one victory, but many happy memories of playing in such a quintessential English summer sport.

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Chemistry postdoc makes 'micro-labs' for algae

Courtesy University of Cambridge; Nick Saffel

Department of Chemistry postdoctoral researcher Dr Ziyi Yu has been featured in the University of Cambridge's "This Cambridge Life" series.  

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Open Cambridge to showcase North West Cambridge development

Courtesy University of Cambridge

A showcase of Eddington, the University of Cambridge’s new district in North West Cambridge, will take place as part of Open Cambridge on Saturday 9 September.

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New fabrication route for plasmonic metasurfaces is simple and scalable

Image courtesy Vignolini group

A team of researchers including Dr Silvia Vignolini from the Department of Chemistry and scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, have demonstrated a ‘truly scalable’ fabrication route for producing plasmonic metasurfaces.

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Green method for making artificial spider silk

Courtesy University of Cambridge

Chemists from the department's Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis and architects from the Department of Architecture have developed an improved method of making synthetic spider silk.

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Chemistry Networks Event Registration Open

Image courtesy Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is delighted to invite you to get to know us better at the annual Chemistry Networks Event on Friday 29 September.

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Silk 'micro cocoons' could be used in biotechnology and medicine

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Researchers, led by Professor Tuomas Knowles in the Department of Chemistry, have created microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworrms.

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Blavatnik Postdoc Fellowships

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The Blavatnik Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is inviting applications from Israelis seeking to undertake their first postdoctoral funding in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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New interdisciplinary lectureships

Courtesy Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry has appointed three interdisciplinary lecturers, who will start their new positions in October.  

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BP Lecturer announced

The year's BP Chemistry Lecturer speaker will be Professor Yuhan Sun.

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Biomedical science fellowships to be established

Courtesy University of Cambridge

A gift from the members of the Collegiate Campaign Board will annually support up to ten exceptional postdoctoral researchers in biomedical science.

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Protein Folding, Evolution and Interactions Symposium

Courtesy Professor Jane Clarke

A Protein Folding, Evolution and Interactions Symposium will take place at St Catharine's College, 3-5 September.

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