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A Cambridge company co-founded by a Chemistry alumnus and department member has just received a boost of $10 million (~£8 million) in Series A funding for its fight against rare diseases.

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Artificial intelligence could offer faster and cheaper ways of finding new cancer drugs, according to researchers who successfully used AI to identify an inhibitor for an enzyme that is over-expressed in a range of tumours.

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Researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make even higher power batteries.

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Reseachers here have developed molecular 'Transformers' ten thousand times smaller than a human hair that change shape on command. 

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Courtesy Dr James Keeble

Researchers in the department’s Centre for Atmospheric Science have used coupled chemistry-climate model simulations to confirm that the world is making “progress on the road to ozone recovery.”

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The Royal Society's prestigious Davy Medal goes this year to an atmospheric chemist who has shown "pioneering leadership" in furthering our understanding of the depletion of the ozone layer and the substances that destroy it.

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The Royal Society has awarded one of its highest honours jointly to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian and Professor David Klenerman, for their development of next generation DNA sequencing.

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The department is pleased to announce that Dr James Keeler is to be our new Head of Department. He will succeed the outgoing Head, Professor John Pyle, as from 1 October.

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