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Department of Biochemistry

The Cambridge Festival 2021.
The Cambridge Festival 2021.

Cambridge Festival 2021

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with more than 350 free online events and activities available for people of all ages.

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2D image showing double-stranded DNA (green) melting under tension to single-stranded DNA (blue).

Studying biology one molecule at a time

We are pleased to announce that the Department has received delivery of the C-trap, a state-of-the-art, single-molecule instrument that was purchased thanks to the generous support of the BBSRC 19ALERT scheme.

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Riley Brown receives his National Vocational Qualification certificate.

Riley Brown completes his National Vocational Qualification

Congratulations to Riley Brown who has completed his National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

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Food packaging in a supermarket.

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging from Plants project receives UKRI funding

UKRI has announced 10 university-led research projects from across the UK will receive £8M in funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Unwinding the secrets of the coronavirus genome, loop by loop.

Unwinding the secrets of the coronavirus genome, loop by loop

Omer Ziv, with the Miska Group and collaborators, has uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 uses genome origami to infect and replicate successfully inside host cells. This could inform development of effective drugs that target specific parts of the virus genome, in the fight against COVID-19.

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Contact details

Science Communication Specialist  Rhys Grant

Science Communication Specialist  Science Communication Specialist

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 761055