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Using a chemical reaction that "really shouldn’t work” on an under-explored and not very reactive amino acid, researchers have developed a new system for adding functions to proteins that could be used to deliver drugs to targeted cells.

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Our popular Open Day for prospective postgraduate students takes place this Friday, 19th October 2018. Anyone interested in pursuing a further degree in Chemistry at Cambridge is welcome.

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Department alumnus Sir Greg Winter has been jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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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.  

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Researchers here have invented an effective and operationally straightforward process for producing a type of compounds – complex alkylamines – whose physical properties make them desirable in drug discovery programmes.

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Dr Bill Nolan takes over as Director of Teaching today, as his predecessor, Dr James Keeler, becomes Head of Department.

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Conceptual image showing blurred brain with loss of neuronal networks. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon

In a breakthrough, researchers have developed a new way to target the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease.

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This week is Chemistry Showcase Week when, to enhance their science communication skills, our postgraduate students must present their research to all of us.

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