skip to content

Department of Chemistry

 

Award for the student encouraging others to achieve

Image: University of Cambridge

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.

Read more

New SynTech PhD combines Chemistry, Engineering & AI

Image: Department of Chemistry Photography

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Image: courtesy of The Royal Institution

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.

Read more

£18 million to help fight Alzheimer's

Image: Department of Chemistry Photography

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.

Read more

Low-cost air quality sensors help London breathe

Image: Department of Chemistry Photography

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.

Read more

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.  

Read more

Knighthood for high-speed DNA sequencing pioneer

Image: courtesy of the Royal Society

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.

Read more

Researchers identify a tau homeostasis signature that underlies Alzheimer’s disease

Image of a neuron CC0 public domain

Researchers have long known that Alzheimer’s is characterized by abnormal clusters of rogue misfolded proteins. A healthy brain has a “quality control system” that effectively keeps them at bay. But problems start when this system goes wrong. 

Read more

Mini “submarines” awarded ChemSci Pick of the Week

Courtesy Nitschke group

A research article by members of the Nitschke group has been chosen the ChemSci Pick of the Week for the journal Chemical Science.

Read more