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Sandile Mtetwa wants to transform the energy sector in her country. She'll begin a PhD here this autumn, investigating alternative energy sources that can produce and store hydrogen and could give Zimbabwe access to cost effective solar energy.

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Are you a current or prospective postdoc interested in applying for a research fellowship to be held here? If so, the next deadline for submitting an expression of interest is the end of June.  

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"Preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions are huge challenges. But we are confident that this plague will be defeated in due course."

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PhD student Jerelle Joseph in the gym at Churchill College (photo: Nick Saffell)

Congratulations to our PhD student Jerelle Joseph who has jointly won the sixth annual Bill Gates Sr. Award in recognition both of her outstanding research and her social leadership.

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Researchers here have successfully modified a well-known chemical reaction in such a way that it can produce drug molecules in a purer and more effective form.

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Three department researchers have been honoured with Royal Society of Chemistry 2018 awards.

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Researchers led by our own Professor Michele Vendruscolo have shown how cholesterol – a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases – may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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