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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry

Hopkins Building, Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading biochemical research and education facility, building on the University's tradition of scientific enquiry to enable and support outstanding science. As part of the School of the Biological Sciences our excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes develop the next generation of scientists, whilst over 50 research groups led by investigators of international standing collaborate with colleagues around the world to answer fundamental questions on how cells and their constituent molecules work in life and relate to disease.

To realise our mission of sustained, cutting-edge scientific investigation, encompassing the enabling of pioneering research and the cultivation of future scientists, our Department focuses on four key areas: