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Department of Chemistry


Welcoming prospective undergraduates

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We'll be welcoming prospective undergraduates during the University Open Days on Thursday and Friday. They are coming to find out what it's like to study here, and we'll be offering them a sample lecture.

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Cause of hardening of the arteries - and potential treatment - identified

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Research co-led by this department has identified the mechanism behind the hardening of the arteries - and shown in animal studies that an antibiotic widely prescribed for acne could be an effective treatment.

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Cellulose - so much more than paper

Image: the bright colour of pollia condensata berries stems from helicoidal cellulose structures in the cell walls

Researchers here studying the way Nature manages and manipulates light argue in the journal Nature Photonics that cellulose is an ideal candidate for the development of more renewable and biodegradable photonic materials.

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Congratulating our colleague on a synthetic biology breakthrough

Image showing Syn61 replicating and dividing: courtesy of Jason Chin

Congratulations to our colleague Professor Jason Chin and his team who, in creating an artificial version of E. coli with synthetic DNA, have paved the way for designer bacteria that could manufacture new materials, drugs and proteins. 

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Researchers across the department recognised in RSC Awards

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Six researchers from this department have received prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prizes. Their work spans the molecular origins of neurodegenerative diseases, synthetic organic chemistry and electrochemical devices.

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Taking a broader approach to Alzheimer's disease

A study by researchers here that was published in the wake of two high-profile Alzheimer’s drug trial failures offers evidence for taking a wider approach to treating the disease.

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Professor presses for bias awareness in academic publishing

Image of Melinda Duer courtesy Nathan Pitt

An article co-written by a Professor in this department argues that unconscious bias in academic publishing disadvantages women.

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Distinguished Alumnus elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society

Courtesy Cipla

Congratulations to department alumnus Dr Yusuf K Hamied, who has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Tackling 'the world's most significant problems'

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A young researcher studying protein-misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases has been elected to the 2019 Schmidt Science Fellows programme. This aims to develop future science leaders who can address the world's most significant problems.

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Young researcher recognised for dementia research

Courtesy of Dr Sang

A young researcher in the Klenerman group has received a prestigious award from Alzheimer’s Research UK for his dementia research.

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