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Colour research suggests ways to 'grow' paint

Image of Flavobacterium IR1 colony courtesy of the University of Cambridge

"The future is open for biodegradable paints on our cars and walls – simply by growing the colour we want!" So say the chemistry researchers studying the genetics of structural colour.

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Loving my research

Images courtesy of Pembroke College

"The relevance of my research motivates me every day," says PhD student Anna Gunnarsdottir. "Finding ways to store energy more efficiently and safely is vital if we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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Remembering Sir Alan Battersby

Image courtesy of the Department of Chemistry

We are remembering with sadness our distinguished colleague, Professor Emeritus Sir Alan Battersby, who has died shortly before what would have been his 93rd birthday. 

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Driving electric cars further

Courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography

Major new research into ways to extend the life of electric vehicle batteries and help electric cars go further will be led by Professor of Chemistry Clare Grey.

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Professor wins prize for Alzheimer's-related research

Image courtesy Tuomas Knowles

Tuomas Knowles, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the 2017 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Biophysics.

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Chemists discuss new therapies for serious diseases

Courtesy New Therapeutics Forum

Three Department of Chemistry scientists will be discussing their latest research at the Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum on Thursday 1 February in the department's BMS Lecture Theatre.

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Researchers use algae to create greener fuel cells

Image courtesy University of Cambridge

Two researchers from the Department of Chemistry, Professor Tuomas Knowles and Kadi Liis Saar, have helped design a new type of solar cell using algae. 

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Celebrating our Nobel Laureates

The Winter 2017 Chem@Cam magazine features scientists associated with the Department of Chemistry whose work has been recognised at the highest level by the award of the Nobel Prize.

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Professor Vendruscolo's 'distinguished work' honoured

Courtesy University of Cambridge

For his "distinguished work", Professor Michele Vendruscolo has received the Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize, awarded jointly by the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society.

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Professor's Perfect Pie

A recipe shared with us by one of our alumni reveals a Nobel Laureate's favourite Christmas treat.

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