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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.

Meet the Birmingham Chemistry Admissions Team at the RSC "Meet the Universities" Events

Meet the Birmingham Chemistry Admissions Team at the RSC "Meet the Universities" Events
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Birmingham Chemistry will be at both the London and Sheffield 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Meet the Universities Events.

Congratulations to Chemistry PhD student Lewis Smeeton

Congratulations to Chemistry PhD student Lewis Smeeton
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who was recently awarded the Kate Burt Prize at the annual Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society's Young Modellers' Forum in London.

Over 95% of the School of Chemistry's research outputs rated world-leading or internationally-excellent

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The School of Chemistry's performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, has highlighted that over 95% of the research outputs in the School were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

National Student Survey

National Student Survey
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Birmingham Chemistry has been voted number one in the country for student satisfaction in the 2013–14 National Student Survey.

 

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