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Department of Biochemistry

 
The 2020-2021 Part II class with their examiners and lecturers.
Read more at: Studying biology one molecule at a time
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.


Read more at: Riley Brown completes his National Vocational Qualification
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).


Read more at: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging from Plants project receives UKRI funding
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.


Read more at: Unwinding the secrets of the coronavirus genome, loop by loop
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.


Read more at: The Cambridge Centre for Proteomics is relocating
Gas-phase ions being generated in a nano-electrospray ion source.

The Cambridge Centre for Proteomics is relocating

The Proteomics Facility will shortly be relocating from the Milner Therapeutics Institute in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre to the Department of Pharmacology.


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Science Communication Specialist  Rhys Grant

Science Communication Specialist  Science Communication Specialist

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 761055

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