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Courtesy University of Cambridge

For his "distinguished work", Professor Michele Vendruscolo has received the Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize, awarded jointly by the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society.

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Courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

Around 100 potential postgraduate students attended the department’s Graduate Students Admissions day in October.

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A 'black swan' is the toxic effect of a compound which could have been predicted in hindsight

The first project of the Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety will be a three-year collaboration to predict the safety of current and future medicines.

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The base of the petals of daisy Ursinia speciosa contains a dark pigment but appears blue due to the presence of disordered striations on the cell surface. Image: Fred Lewsey, University of Cambridge

An interdisciplinary group of researchers which includes the department's Dr Silvia Vignolini, has found that 'messy' microscopic structures on the petals of some flowers manipulate light to produce a blue colour effect that is easily seen by bees.

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Courtesy ESU

The English-Speaking Union is offering up to three grants a year for postdoctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA.

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Image of Alumni Medal courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

Sir John Sulston – who worked on the sequencing of the very first animal genome and went on to lead the UK research in the Human Genome Project – has received the Department of Chemistry Alumni Medal in a ceremony held at the end of October. 

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