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Department of Chemistry

 

Chemistry of Colour lights up Science Museum

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The Science Museum has invited researchers from this department to showcase their work on 'the chemistry of colour' as part of its series of events celebrating 150 years of the periodic table. 

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Helping children meet Charles Darwin

Image: Tanya Hutter

On the eve of Darwin Day, a book about him is published by one of our Research Associates to foster young children's curiosity about the natural world and stimulate their interest in science.

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Award for the student encouraging others to achieve

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For his work in encouraging gifted students from Africa to aspire to high-quality education, PhD student David Izuogu has received an award from the University of Cambridge.

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New SynTech PhD combines Chemistry, Engineering & AI

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Applications are open for our new SynTech Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), which will combine training in state-of-the-art chemical synthesis with the latest developments in engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Researcher receives prestigious international chemistry prize

Image: The Sackler Prize in Chemistry

For his work in "markedly advancing non-natural amino acid technology and demonstrating its power for biological discovery" Professor Jason Chin has been awarded The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Chemistry 2019.

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'Would an alien have a periodic table? Yes.'

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As the International Year of the Periodic Table is officially launched, our Teaching Fellow Dr Peter Wothers has been telling the BBC how it came to be, why it is perfect – and whether aliens would have it too.

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£18 million to help fight Alzheimer's

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A biopharmaceutical company co-founded by scientists here in the department has received significant funding to help it develop its unique approach to investigating protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Low-cost air quality sensors help London breathe

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Researchers in the Department are using their expertise in air quality sensors to support the new Breathe London project launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan earlier this week.

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Applying for Research Fellowships

Are you a current or prospective postdoc interested in applying for a research fellowship to be held here? If so, the next deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 30 June 2019.  

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Knighthood for high-speed DNA sequencing pioneer

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Many congratulations to our colleague, Professor David Klenerman. He has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours List for his contribution to the development of high-speed DNA sequencing technology.

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