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Read more at: Award recognises global impact of next generation sequencing

Award recognises global impact of next generation sequencing

Image of medal and three prize winners: Klenerman, Balasubramanian & Meyer

Image courtesy the Gairdner Foundation

Professors Sir David Klenerman and Sir Shankar Balasubramanian have been named as two of the five recipients of the 2024 Canada Gairdner International Award.

Read more at: SynTech CDT students launch start-up to accelerate chemical synthesis

SynTech CDT students launch start-up to accelerate chemical synthesis

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ReactWise founders Daniel Wigh (left) and Alexander Pomberger at the company launch, courtesy Chemistry Photography

Two PhD students from our department have launched a start-up which will democratise access to advanced optimisation strategies with a new, no-code software platform.

Read more at: NAS Award winner in Chemical Sciences to give Melville Lectures

NAS Award winner in Chemical Sciences to give Melville Lectures

Professor Matyjaszewski using a scientific instrument

Professor Matyjaszewski, courtesy Carnegie Mellon and National Academy of Science

Professor Kris Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University will deliver our prestigious Melville Lectures on 14 and 16 May in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre.

Read more at: Kelly Chibale recognised for drug discovery research

Kelly Chibale recognised for drug discovery research

Kelly Chibale in a corridor

Kelly Chibale (Queens’ 1989), who completed his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with Stuart Warren, already has a string of honours and awards to his name and he’s just received two more.

Read more at: Chair in Emerging Technologies supports solar-driven research

Chair in Emerging Technologies supports solar-driven research

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Professor Erwin Reisner, courtesy Cambridge Festival

Professor Erwin Reisner has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies.

Read more at: Lambda recognised for its light-management technology

Lambda recognised for its light-management technology

Group of winners posing with their trophies

The Santander winners, courtesy Lambda Energy

Lambda Agri, a company embedded in Professor Dominic Wright’s research group, has received another prestigious award for its light-management technology that is used to increase crop yields.

Read more at: Simple solution accelerates 3D super-resolution microscopy to a new level

Simple solution accelerates 3D super-resolution microscopy to a new level

A microscope with multicoloured lights and lenses.

Single molecular light field microscope, courtesy Michael Webb © Michael Webb University of Cambridge

Three-dimensional single-molecule localisation microscopy made faster than ever using microlenses to ‘see around corners.’ Researchers have used this to observe living white blood cells at the nanoscale.

Read more at: Brighter, cheaper blue light could revolutionise screen technology

Brighter, cheaper blue light could revolutionise screen technology

A flask glowing blue in ultra violet light

A solution of the new molecule glowing under UV light, credit Craig Yu & Petri Murto

A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has found a new way to simplify the structure of high efficiency blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which could lead to longer-lasting and higher definition television screens.