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Timur Avkiran, a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Chemistry, has been awared an Industrial Fellowship by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to design and synthesise small molecule drugs for improving Tuberculosis treatment.
Who was Sir John Warcup Cornforth? The chemist who overcame deafness to win the Nobel Prize
Sir John Warcup Cornforth was a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who was born a century ago (7 September 1917).
Sir John was known for his work in the field of stereochemistry, the study of how the spatial arrangement of atoms affects the properties of a chemical compound. He went on to study at the University of Oxford and work as a professor at the universities of Warwick, Suffolk and California in Los Angeles.
In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, Sir John has been honoured with a Google Doodle.
For more information, see the original article in The Daily Telegraph.
Chemistry Outreach Programme shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award
Known as the “Oscars of Higher Education”, the 13th annual ceremony takes place on Thursday 30 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
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