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University Awards 2018

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Congratulations to our Departmental Winners at the University Awards 2018.

Public Engagement Winner Nick Barker and Research Contribution Winners: Interface Polymers Team (Chemistry and Warwick Ventures)

Congratulations also to all who were nominated from Chemistry

A full list of winners, highly commended and Nominees can be found at University Awards 2018

Mon 21 May 2018, 16:59

Sam Lawton - prize winner of the 2018 Young Persons' Lecture Competition

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Congratulations to Sam Lawton who has just won this year's Young Persons' Lecture Competition.

Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with support from The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science related subject.

There were three rounds to the competition: the regional heats, regional finals, and the national finals which took place on 25 April, and Sam wins a prize of £750 and a trip to South Africa to compete in the world finals.

Sam is a final year PhD student under the supervision of Prof Dave Haddleton, and is currently working on developing new materials for the next generation of solar cells.

Thu 26 April 2018, 11:37 | Tags: news prize people

Dr Matthew Jenner awarded BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Jenner, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who has been awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship. Jenner

Full press release here

Mon 12 February 2018, 06:28 | Tags: news career people ChemBio

Alzheimer's discovery published in Science Advances

Peptide-mimetic metallohelices bind Alzheimer protein and extend life in an insect model

Sun 21 January 2018, 12:58 | Tags: news publications Synth&Cat ChemBio

Cancer targeted with reusable ‘stinging nettle’ treatment

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Nature Chemistry has recently published research, led by Professor Peter Sadler, that has developed a new line of attack against cancer: an organic-osmium compound, which is triggered using a non-toxic dose of sodium formate, a natural product found in many organisms, including nettles and ants.

Named JPC11, it targets a metabolic process which cancer cells rely on to survive and multiply. It does this by converting a key substance used by cancer cells to provide the energy they need for rapid division (pyruvate) into an unnatural lactate - leading to the cells’ destruction.

For the full press release see here.

Fri 12 January 2018, 11:46

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