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Department of Biochemistry

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Research Group Leaders

Research Opportunities Each Group Leader's profile will indicate whether they are accepting enquiries from prospective students and/or staff. When making contact, please provide a single page personal statement, your up-to-date CV, and contact information for two academic references. Specific...

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Independent Research Fellowships in Biochemistry

The Department provides enthusiastic support for early career scientists who wish to establish their own research programmes and laboratories through fellowships such as Wellcome Career Development Awards or UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. The Department has more than 30 research groups with...

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LUMICKS collaborates with AstraZeneca and our Department to form the Centre of Excellence for Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis for Accelerated Drug Discovery and Biology.


The Department of Biochemistry welcomes enquiries from industry to discuss possibilities for collaborative work. The Department is the largest in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge, with a research portfolio that covers a broad array of interconnected themes. As a...

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Support our research

The aim of the Biochemistry Department is to make discoveries that provide insights and a greater understanding of the mechanisms of life, ageing and illness through basic and applied research. Our science contributes to the knowledge needed to answer some of the greatest questions faced by...

ATP production in a mitochondrion.

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