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Read more at: Clare Grey elected by National Academy of Sciences
Clare Grey in front of the Yusuf Hamied department of chemistry.

Clare Grey elected by National Academy of Sciences

Clare Grey courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti.©University of Cambridge

Professor Dame Clare Grey has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences.


Read more at: Zhang appointed Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry
Jenny Zhang smiling at camera

Zhang appointed Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry

Assistant Professor Jenny Zhang, courtesy Nathan Pitt

Dr Jenny Zhang has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry, with effect from 1 July 2024. The post is jointly funded by Newnham College.


Read more at: New technique identifies individual aggregates associated with Alzheimer’s disease
microscopic images of aggregates

New technique identifies individual aggregates associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Images of aggregates observed in tissue, courtesy Klenerman Lab

Researchers here have developed a new method to detect and characterise with unprecedented detail the protein clumps that cause Alzheimer’s.


Read more at: Mess is best: disordered structure of battery-like devices improves performance
Prof Dame Clare Grey Xinyu Liu Dr Alex Forse in the lab

Mess is best: disordered structure of battery-like devices improves performance

Prof Dame Clare Grey, Xinyu Liu and Dr Alex Forse, taken by Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

The energy density of supercapacitors – battery-like devices that can charge in seconds or a few minutes – can be improved by increasing the ‘messiness’ of their internal structure.


Read more at: AI speeds up drug design for Parkinson’s by ten-fold

AI speeds up drug design for Parkinson’s by ten-fold

Michele Vendruscolo taken by Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge

Researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques to massively accelerate the search for Parkinson’s disease treatments.


Read more at: Gates scholar pioneers graphene carbon capture
Inioluwa Afolabi taken by Michael Webb ©University of Cambridge

Gates scholar pioneers graphene carbon capture

Inioluwa Afolabi courtesy Michael Webb ©University of Cambridge

First year PhD student IniOluwa Afolabi is finding ways to manage the impact of climate change supported by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship which is awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK.


Read more at: Inside the Lab: Undergrads Share Their Summer Research Stories

Inside the Lab: Undergrads Share Their Summer Research Stories

Last year our Chemistry@Cambridge Opportunity Fund and alumni gifts supported four undergrads to experience what it’s like to complete a project in a research group. Two of them report on their experience.


Read more at: A battery of FUSE interns
Daniel Leong in the lab

A battery of FUSE interns

Daniel Leong taken by Michael Webb ©University of Cambridge

Undergrad Daniel Leong completed a summer project in the Grey Lab and won a prize for his research poster. Daniel’s project was funded through the Faraday Undergraduate Summer Experience (FUSE), which funds undergrad placements in battery research.


Read more at: Promising research for Parkinson's Disease
Klavs Jermakovs and Hussein Murtada in the lab.

Promising research for Parkinson's Disease

Klavs Jermakovs & Hussein Murtada taken by Nathan Pitt ©University of Cambridge.

Klavs Jermakovs and Hussein Murtada are our first two Una Finlay scholars. They are studying Parkinson's disease, how it behaves, and potential new drug candidates.


Read more at: Award recognises global impact of next generation sequencing
Image of medal and three prize winners: Klenerman, Balasubramanian & Meyer

Award recognises global impact of next generation sequencing

Image courtesy the Gairdner Foundation

Professors Sir David Klenerman and Sir Shankar Balasubramanian have been named as two of the five recipients of the 2024 Canada Gairdner International Award.