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Department of Biochemistry

Transcription factors can prefer one orientation over others when binding to nucleosomal DNA
Dr Bruce Alberts' seminar

BioSoc Michaelmas Term round-up

Cambridge University Biological Society had a vibrant term with many successful events. Here's a rundown of what happened.

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Titan Krios delivery

Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope has arrived

The Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) Consortium is pleased to announce that the new Titan Krios 300kV cryo-electron microscope has arrived in the Department.

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Lung tumour cells expressing switchable Myc, surrounded by macrophages

Myc and Ras: Partners in crime for lung cancer progression

The Evan Group have published a major paper on lung cancer in the journal Cell.

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Professor Steve Oliver

Professor Steve Oliver to be presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that Steve Oliver is to be presented with the Genetics Society of America Yeast Genetics Meeting's Lifetime Achievement Award at Stanford University in August 2018.

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Professor Paul Dupree

Professor Paul Dupree named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

We are pleased to announce that Paul Dupree has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher, with his research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology.

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Transcription factors can prefer one orientation over others when binding to nucleosomal DNA.

Credit: Fangjie Zhu, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.