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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

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 result, members of faculty collectively possess a breadth of expertise that is difficult to find elsewhere. This scale is of huge benefit, particularly for challenging projects requiring input from several complementary disciplines.

Partnering can take many forms, from short-term consultancy through to long-term experimental support. Confidentiality and intellectual property issues are typically, though not exclusively, managed through the University's technology transfer arm, Cambridge Enterprise. Members of faculty are familiar with industrial, milestone-driven approaches and several have formed successful spin-outs. The Department is therefore well-placed to support external organisations in their search for novel solutions.

In the first instance, potential clients should contact the Department's Research Facilitator for more information.

Contact details

Research Facilitator  Paula Bibby

Research Facilitator  Research Facilitator

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 339321