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Diversity in Chemistry

At an event last week we debated the need for more diversity in Chemistry with speakers from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Proud Science Alliance, the BBC and Cambridge University Press.

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Small things make big differences

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"My career path has seen less linear progression and more Brownian motion," joked Professor Catherine J Murphy as she offered careers advice, and tips on getting the most out of their time, to our postgraduate students. 

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The vital research legacy Chris Dobson left us

The Winter 2019 edition of Chem@Cam magazine honours the legacy of research into neurodegenerative disorders left to us by our late colleague, Professor Sir Chris Dobson.

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Antiaromatic nanocage named 'Molecule of the Year'

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The breakthrough antiaromatic nanocage created by researchers working here has been named 'Molecule of the Year' in a poll by the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News.

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Women in STEM: Jenny Zhang

Research Fellow Dr Jenny Zhang is the latest researcher to be profiled in the University of Cambridge 'Women in STEM' series.

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The Professor interested in the shape of water

The structure of water – and the molecular-level insights needed to solve some of the world's water problems – is what interests Angelos Michaelides, our new 1968 Professor of Chemistry.

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Five Professors named as 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

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Five of our colleagues have been identified as among the world's most influential researchers by the Web of Science for being most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.

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Students' anti-counterfeit solution wins entrepreneurship award

Chemistry PhD student David Izuogu is one of a team of researchers whose new anti-counterfeit technology has won them an entrepreneurship award. 

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Scientists build the first nanocage with antiaromatic walls

Researchers working in the Nitschke group here have successfully created the first self-assembled nanocage to have antiaromatic walls.

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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 31 December 2019.  

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