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Read more at: Introducing our new group leaders

Introducing our new group leaders

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Department taken by Gabriella Bocchetti, ©University of Cambridge

Join us in welcoming the five new group leaders in the department. Find out who they are, their research and their plans for their groups.

Read more at: Three-year project culminates in new molecules for targeted imaging and drug delivery

Three-year project culminates in new molecules for targeted imaging and drug delivery

Gonçalo Bernardes in the lab

Gonçalo Bernardes, courtesy Nathan Pitt, ©University of Cambridge

As part of NOVA-MRI (Novel Applications in 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging), scientists have designed new molecules that identify particular cells accurately, for example, identifying cancer cells instead of healthy cells.

Read more at: New study provides framework for optimising the design of antibody therapeutics

New study provides framework for optimising the design of antibody therapeutics

This breakthrough provides a basis for designing therapeutic antibodies, which could be used in new and improved therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Read more at: New biomarker for Parkinson’s disease

New biomarker for Parkinson’s disease

David Klenerman in the lab

David Klenerman taken by Michael Webb ©University of Cambridge

Researchers in the Klenerman group have developed a new biomarker for Parkinson’s disease that paves the way to an early-diagnosis blood test and more effective treatment.

Read more at: Stable peptides for medical breakthroughs

Stable peptides for medical breakthroughs

Sona Krajkovicova for Chem@Cam taken by Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

Sona Krajcovicova, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Spring group, works on stabilising peptides for safe and stable drug delivery.

Read more at: Nano insights: exploring the quantum forces between water and carbon

Nano insights: exploring the quantum forces between water and carbon

Stephen Cox and Anna Bui taken by Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

Stephen Cox and Anna Bui in the botanical gardens

It has been one year since Dr Stephen Cox became a Royal Society University Research Fellow. Since then, he and his growing team have been busy figuring out the fundamentals of friction between individual atoms.