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In the Spring 2018 issue of Chem@Cam Magazine, we experience 'the thrill of Chemistry', meet Alzheimer's Adversaries and hear from our alumni about their explosive experiments and memorable moments.

Highlights include:

Chemistry opens its doors: Visitors are thrilled by the bubbles and bangs at our annual Open Day.

Alzheimer's Adversary: Professor Sir Chris Dobson describes our work in combating a modern-day 'plague'.

Women in Chemistry: How stories from her childhood in China sparked Research Fellow Jenny Zhang's interest in science.

A fund of memories: Alumni on handling moon rock, meeting inspirational supervisors - and trying not to blow themselves up.

Read the latest issue online here. Or download Chem@Cam 57 (1.2 MB)


About Chem@Cam Magazine

Chem@Cam is the magazine of the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry.

It is published twice a year - in winter and spring - in hard copy, and in summer as an e-newsletter. 

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Alumni share recollections of Lord Todd and discuss research into air pollution.

Feature: Super-white scarabs

The Asian beetle that inspired a new material '20-30 times whiter than paper'.


We remember Sir John Sulston, Professor Sir Alan Battersby and Professor David Chandler.