Chemistry Community

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Welcome to your Chemistry Community: a network for alumni, students, faculty and friends from the School of Chemistry and part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Community.

Whether a student, recent graduate or seasoned alumnus, let us know where you are and what you are doing.

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EPS Alumni Office
College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

eps-community@contacts.bham.ac.uk  

Connect with us today to keep up to date with the latest news, find old friends or join us at one of our events.

 Events

You are welcome to attend our seminars that take place regularly during term time. Keep an eye on our events page for details of forthcoming talks.

Community news

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference

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The University of Birmingham hosted the 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference at the Millennium Point in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 May 2015. The conference brought together experts in fuel cell and hydrogen research and application from across Europe to discuss the technical developments and trends within the science and technology industry.

Birmingham chemists lead on safer, more effective pharmaceuticals

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Professor Nigel Simpkins, the University of Birmingham's Haworth Chair of Chemistry, has had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science, entitled 'Highly enantioselective access to diketopiperazines via cinchona alkaloid catalysed Michael additions'. The paper, co-authored with Alejandro Cabanillas, Christopher D Davies and Louise Male, is the result of a collaborative PhD studentship with AstraZeneca, which is continuing the collaboration with both a new studentship and a postdoctoral researcher who will work at the AstraZeneca site near Manchester.

Lighting up molecular interactions with metals: New approaches to improving diagnosis and drug delivery

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Early diagnosis and effective drug delivery is often the key to successfully treating potentially life-threatening diseases. Professor Zoe Pikramenou's pioneering research is leading on the design of molecules and nanosized labels which can track and direct biomolecular processes, which could have huge impact on the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness.
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Alumni profiles

  • Samantha Brown
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    Marketing Manager, InnospecBSc Chemistry (1997), PhD Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2001)
  • Barry Hill
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    Director, Micro Research Limited, PhD Chemistry (1983)
  • John Guy
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    Education Consultant and Senior Advisor, University of Cambridge International Examinations, BSc (Class I) 1971, Chemistry ; PhD 1974 (Chemistry)
  • Alan Barber
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    Former Category Issues Manager, Unilever, PhD Chemistry (1976), BSc Chemistry (1972)
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