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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 
Read more at: AI detects toxic drugs
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AI detects toxic drugs

Pills, John Holman ©University of Cambridge

The Bender group, in collaboration with Uppsala University, has built a machine learning model that takes measurements from human cells and can make predictions about drug safety.


Read more at: New metric to measure ozone recovery
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New metric to measure ozone recovery

Researchers prepare to launch an instrument measuring ozone depleting substances, Brazil

Scientists here have proposed a comprehensive new way to monitor the international agreement which protects the ozone layer.


Read more at: Plant sale for Mind mental health charity
Alex Forse (centre) and green plants.

Plant sale for Mind mental health charity

Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

On August 16th, Dr Alexander Forse hosted a plant sale, selling over 70 plants, the proceeds of which went to Mind charity for mental health. The event raised over £700.


Read more at: Floating ‘artificial leaves’ ride the wave of clean fuel production
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Floating ‘artificial leaves’ ride the wave of clean fuel production

An artificial leaf floats on the River Cam near King's College Chapel, courtesy UofCambridge

Researchers here have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.


Read more at: Chemistry tops Physics
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Chemistry tops Physics

The Chemistry and Physics Cricket Teams - in their element

It's official: Chemistry tops Physics -- in cricket, that is.


Read more at: Team ICE test triathlon skills for WaterAid
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Team ICE test triathlon skills for WaterAid

ICE group members did the Triathlon to support WaterAid

Members of Professor Angelos Michaelides’ ICE group once again swam, ran and bicycled in support of WaterAid at the Castle Howard Triathlon in July. 


Read more at: Professor Mary McPartlin 1932 - 2022
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Professor Mary McPartlin 1932 - 2022

Profess Mary McPartlin, who passed away in July, enjoyed solving difficult problems

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Mary McPartlin at the age of 89.


Read more at: Supercharging the electric revolution
Professor Clare Grey standing next to an NMR machine

Supercharging the electric revolution

Professor Dame Clare Grey, who co-founded Nyobolt, courtesy University of Cambridge

In July 2022 Chemistry spin-out Nyobolt announced the initial close of £50 million funding in its Series B round which will enable it to enter a stage of manufacturing at scale.


Read more at: Artificial Intelligence ‘IcePic’ outperforms humans in predicting ice crystal formation
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Artificial Intelligence ‘IcePic’ outperforms humans in predicting ice crystal formation

Different molecular structuress fed into the IcePic deep learning AI, The ICE Group

Three scientists signed their names on a research paper but there was a secret fourth member: IcePic (Ice Pictures), a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) with a unique job: deciphering pictures of ice crystal formation.


Read more at: Naming ceremony honours Dr Hamied
Dr Yusuf Hamied and Stephen J. Toope shaking hands in front of the brass plaque

Naming ceremony honours Dr Hamied

Dr Yusuf Hamied and University of Cambridge Vice-Chacellor Stephen J. Toope at the renaming ceremony

A special ceremony was held on the 7th of July to celebrate the naming of the Department, and to thank Dr Yusuf Hamied and his wife Farida for their generous support.