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Read more at: 'Masked' cancer-killing drugs avoid harming healthy cells

'Masked' cancer-killing drugs avoid harming healthy cells

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First author Dr Lavinia Dunsmore in Cambridge

Researchers here have found a way to avoid the toxicity of some plant-derived cancer-killing drugs by 'masking' their toxicity until they reach their targets, potentially leading to more effective cancer therapies.

Read more at: Five scientists promoted to professor

Five scientists promoted to professor

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A long way up - the Chemistry library ceiling, Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

Professors Gonçalo Bernardes, Steven Lee, Rosana Collepardo, Robert Jack, and Robert Phipps have all been promoted to professorships.

Read more at: Tomi Akingbade curates our twitter account

Tomi Akingbade curates our twitter account

Hi, my name is Tomi Akingbade. Taking over the @ChemCambridge Twitter acount for the Black Women in Science Network. To the right, a photo of Tomi.

Credit to Tomi Akingbade

PhD student Oluwatomi Akingbade, a member of Professor Sir David Klenerman's lab, took over our twitter account @ChemCambridge on the 16th June 2022.

Read more at: Innovate UK awards £200k to support development of low-cost rapid diagnostic tests

Innovate UK awards £200k to support development of low-cost rapid diagnostic tests

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Dr Saif Ahmad (left), Chief Scientific and Medical Officer at 52 North Health with Dr Pietro Sormanni, Group Leader at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, credit to 52 North Health

Innovate UK has awarded £200k for a collaboration between med-tech company 52 North Health and a research group in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge to develop new diagnostic tests for cancer and other diseases.

Read more at: Frenkel awarded Lorentz Medal

Frenkel awarded Lorentz Medal

Head and shoulders image of Daan Frenkel

Courtesy Department of Chemistry photography

Professor Daan Frenkel ForMemRS has been awarded the Lorentz Medal for his pioneering use of computer simulations.

Read more at: Professor Clare Grey appointed Dame Commander

Professor Clare Grey appointed Dame Commander

Head and shoulders image of Clare Grey in front of red brick building

Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours Professor Clare Grey has been appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to science.