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Department of Chemistry


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

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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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Professor's battery research wins ERC Advanced Grant

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For her work in developing longer lasting, higher energy density and cheaper rechargeable batteries, our colleague Professor Clare Grey has won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

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Producing fuel from plastic?

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Eight million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. What if we could produce fuel from that plastic waste instead of throwing it away?

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'Elephant Toothpaste' makers needed!

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Would you like to make 'Elephant Toothpaste', do some experiments with Dry Ice, or learn how to make ice cream using Liquid Nitrogen? Then come along to our Open Day this Saturday.

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Periodic Table

Original printed copies of the Periodic Table are going on public display in an exhibition curated by our Teaching Fellow, Dr Peter Wothers, to celebrate the Table's 150th anniversary. 

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