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Department of Chemistry

 

Welcoming prospective undergraduates

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It was standing-room only in the lecture theatre last week when we invited prospective undergraduates to a sample Chemistry Lecture. They were attending the University Open Days to find out what it is like to study here.

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Simple blood test kit for kidney patients moves closer

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A simple home blood-testing kit to help kidney patients check that their potassium levels are not dangerously high or low is being developed by a scientist here.

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Optimising self-assembling molecular structures for use in diagnostics

Researchers probing the mysteries of how DNA molecules can self-assemble into complex structures have found ways of tuning the assembly process to make it more efficient and significantly faster.

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Researchers join new initiative on urban air pollution

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Researchers here are part of a cutting-edge new project unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution and improve air quality in the capital.

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Moving into our new Chemistry of Health building

Researchers are now moving into our new Chemistry of Health building – a state-of-the-art space for the study of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases – which is just being completed.

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Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped a group of researchers - including scientists here in the Department of Chemistry - uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson's disease.

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A knighthood for leading Alzheimer's researcher

A leading reseacher whose work has helped bring vital advances in our understanding of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  

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The researcher measuring pollution in classrooms

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"I really hope the issue of indoor air pollution will attract more attention now. It’s a significant part of our exposure to pollution, because we spend 90% of our time indoors, and particularly affects children." 

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Exploring alternative forms of power

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Sandile Mtetwa wants to transform the energy sector in her country. She'll begin a PhD here this autumn, investigating alternative energy sources that can produce and store hydrogen and could give Zimbabwe access to cost effective solar energy.

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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 the end of December.  

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