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Department of Biochemistry

Nathan Parker presents on his Part III project.
Nathan Parker presents on his Part III project.

Part III Project Symposium 2020

On Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January, the Department held its annual Part III undergraduate students' Project Symposium.

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Scanning electron microscope image of sporulating fission yeast cells (Schizosaccharomyces pombe).

PomBase awarded ELIXIR-UK Node Service status

PomBase, the model organism database for the fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), has been awarded ELIXIR-UK Node Service status.

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An artist's impression of the scan room.

Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Crystal structures of the three computationally-designed triple-helical collagen peptides that mimic the three possible COL1 molecular structures.

50 year old mystery of collagen I chain registration resolved

The Farndale Group and their collaborators have published a new paper in Nature Chemical Biology that reveals the molecular assembly of type I collagen.

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Professor Sir Hans Leo Kornberg

The passing of Professor Sir Hans Leo Kornberg

It is with a heavy heart that we report the death of Professor Sir Hans Leo Kornberg on Monday 16th December 2019 at Falmouth Hospital, not far from his home in Brookline Massachusetts.

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Science Communication  Rhys Grant (Science Communication)

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