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67 UK students from under-represented backgrounds who did not originally get into Cambridge will now be coming here to study courses including Natural Sciences after achieving stunning A-level results.

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Many questions – on women-only prizes, the role of job sharing in academic research and how to overcome imposter syndrome – arose at our 2019 Women in Chemistry alumni event, as you can see on our new video.

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Two alumni of this department have just had their portraits painted as part of Viewing the Invisible - a BBSRC-funded project bringing scientists together with artists to explore the similarities in their working methods.

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For the first time, researchers here have detected and measured the soluble protein aggregates associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the spinal fluid of patients with both early-stage and advanced forms of the disease.

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A departmental start-up has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the Cambridge Enterprise Postdoc Business Competition. Pept2Smart is aiming to provide researchers with the tools to create new types of drugs to treat diseases that other drugs cannot.

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We'll be bringing together scientists from academia and industry at our annual networking and showcase event in September. This year, Chemistry Networks will focus on AI and machine learning.

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