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Read more at: BP Sustainability Lectures 13th & 14th January

BP Sustainability Lectures 13th & 14th January

Courtesy Photography

This year's BP Sustainability Lecturer will be Emily Weiss, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University (USA).


Read more at: Zhang recognised for re-wiring photosynthesis research

Zhang recognised for re-wiring photosynthesis research

Portrait of Dr Jenny Zhang, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti

Dr Jenny Zhang has been awarded the 2020 Royal Society of Chemistry Biotechnology Medal for her work in combining electrochemistry with natural photosynthesis to find sustainable ways to fuel the planet.


Read more at: Major gift secures the Department's future

Major gift secures the Department's future

Dr Yusuf Hamied, courtesy University of Cambridge

The Department has received a major gift from alumnus Dr Yusuf Hamied which will support research and teaching for generations to come, and will secure the Department's leading position into the future.


Read more at: Click here to change RNA

Click here to change RNA

Sigitas Mikutis courtesy Madoka Hazemi and Unnikrishnan Bindu

Researchers in the Bernardes lab have created a new tool to modify RNA in living cells, which opens new possibilities for drug discovery and medical treatments.


Read more at: Postdoc makes Impossible Materials possible

Postdoc makes Impossible Materials possible

Lukas working remotely during the pandemic

Dr Lukas Schertel was awarded third prize in this year’s Postdoc Business Plan Competition for his spin-out Impossible Materials, which has developed eco-friendly cellulose-based white pigments.


Read more at: Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas, 1932-2020

Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas, 1932-2020

Courtesy Science History Institute

It is with sadness that we announce that Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas ScD FRS FREng FRSE passed away on Friday 13 November, 2020.


Read more at: Bernardes wins Young Chemical Biologist Award

Bernardes wins Young Chemical Biologist Award

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Dr Gonçalo Bernardes has been selected to receive the 2020 International Chemical Biology Society Young Chemical Biologist award.


Read more at: Targeting a shape-shifting 'undruggable' protein in Alzheimer's disease

Targeting a shape-shifting 'undruggable' protein in Alzheimer's disease

Beta-Amyloid Plaques and Tau in the Brain, courtesy National Institute on Aging, NIH

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer's disease, which was previously thought to be undruggable.


Read more at: Studentship Commemorates Stuart Warren

Studentship Commemorates Stuart Warren

Stuart Warren

Earlier this year we announced the sad news of the death of our colleague Stuart Warren. Now we’ve created a studentship to mark his life and achievements.


Read more at: Black Scientists Matter

Black Scientists Matter

Sandile Mtetwa and James Keeler, courtesy Department of Chemistry

A Black Legacies in STEM exhibition which highlights Black scientists past and present from around the world has been held to mark Black History month.