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Department of Biochemistry

 
Dr Helen Mott preparing for the Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 challenge.
Dr Helen Mott preparing for the Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 challenge.

Helen Mott is getting cancer research back on track with Cycle 300

Helen Mott is calling on people of all ages and abilities, from seasoned cyclists to recent converts, to sign up to Cancer Research UK's Cycle 300 challenge.

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Dr Katy Pitts.

How to re-open a biochemistry department in a global pandemic

Dr Katy Pitts could probably now write the How-To manual on re-opening a biochemistry department in a global pandemic. She tells us of the highs and lows of recent months and how an encounter with 'The Distancer' has (literally) opened doors for all.

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Tinted solar panels fitted to a greenhouse roof.

Green energy and better crops: tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

The Howe Group and their collaborators have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously, bringing the prospect of higher incomes for farmers and maximising use of agricultural land.

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Professor Steve Jackson.

Steve Jackson wins Royal Society Mullard Award

Congratulations to Professor Steve Jackson on winning the Royal Society Mullard Award 2020.

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Professor Andrew Grace.

Andrew Grace made an Honorary Professor of the University

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Grace who has been given the title of Honorary Professor of Experimental Cardiology.

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