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Department of Biochemistry

The 2019-2020 Part III class with their examiners and lecturers.

Congratulations to our Part III undergraduate examination prize-winners!


We are very pleased to announce that the Part III Biochemistry prizes for 2020 have been awarded jointly to the following students:

  • Part III Richard Perham Prize, awarded to the student(s) ranked highest in the class:

    • Anna Christiansen
    • Charlene Tang
  • Part III Alkis Seraphim Memorial Fund Prize, awarded to the student(s) with the highest mark in their research project dissertation:

    • Anna Christiansen
    • Charlene Tang
    • Yugeng Zhang

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year's Part III examination was conducted online, with the project dissertation vivas conducted over Zoom and the written paper changed to a 24 hour, online and open-book exam. We would like to thank all of our students for adapting so quickly to the changes in format and congratulate them all on faring so well in the examination despite the challenging circumstances. Nine 1sts and eleven 2.1s is a fantastic achievement!

To all of our leaving students, we wish you the best of luck for your future and are sure that you will make every success of it! Please stay in touch, please stay safe, and (when we're able to do so again) please pop in and see us!


The 2019-2020 Part III class with their examiners and lecturers.

Credit: Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.


Rhys Grant

Publication date

15 June 2020