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The ICE group brainstorming new research plans safely, courtesy ICE group

The ICE group, led by our new 1968 Professor of Chemistry, Angelos Michaelides, officially arrived in Cambridge this month.

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Dr Alexander Forse, courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

The award of a Future Leaders Fellowship on electrochemical carbon dioxide capture, announced today, will help Dr Alex Forse meet his goal to develop materials that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the global climate crisis.

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Samalas caldera, at Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island (Indonesia), courtesy Dr Céline Vidal

Researchers here have revised our understanding of how a major volcanic eruption in the 13th century affected the global climate, which could lead to better modelling of the impact of future eruptions.

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PhD student Anouska Handa analyses her data in vLUME, courtesy Alexandre Kitching

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for disease.

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Sam Roberts in the days before PPE

Sam Roberts is one of over 100 University staff, and scientists from AZ and GSK “who juggled their jobs and sacrificed sleep” to volunteer at the Cambridge Testing Centre to boost Covid-19 testing.

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