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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry

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The Department participates in a number of outreach activities.


Work Experience Placements

The Department offers work experience placements for students wishing to gain more knowledge and experience of working in an Academic and Scientific workplace.

For more information regarding the placements we offer, please contact:


Science Festival

The annual Cambridge Science Festival, which is held during a two-week period in March, provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss Science through talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities, film viewings and debates.

The Department opens for one day during this Festival, hosting a number of interactive demonstrations. For more information regarding the Departmental Science Day, please contact or click on the links below:

Science Day 2017

Science Day 2016

Science Day 2015

Science Day 2014

Science Day 2013


Open Days

The Department takes part in the University Open Days, which allows school students to visit and gather information about the courses and facilities available in the Department.

For more information regarding Open Days, please contact