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Welcome to the School of Chemistry news page, featuring the latest awards, achievements and acknowledgements attributed to academics, postgraduates and undergraduates. 

The Nobel Prize-winning chemistry in your pocket

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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for lithium-ion batteries. Professor Peter Slater, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, explains the chemistry inside the batteries.
Date:
15/10/2019

Malaria Vaccination – The prize is priceless

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Malaria is a killer.
Date:
02/10/2019

New round of Future Leaders Fellowships announced

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Two University of Birmingham researchers have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a new £78 million investment announced today by UK Research and Innovation.
Date:
25/09/2019

University of Birmingham announced as finalist in Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition 2019

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A group of scientists at the University of Birmingham have been shortlisted by the Royal Society of Chemistry for this year's Emerging Technologies Competition.
Date:
13/09/2019

Our dear friend, Roy Johnston

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Our dear friend and colleague, Professor Roy Johnston, 58, has passed away after a long illness.
Date:
10/09/2019

Making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

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A way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules in conifers and fruit trees has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/09/2019

New antimicrobial coating could be key in fight against hospital-acquired infections

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created an antimicrobial coating for steel surfaces which has proven to rapidly kill bacteria that cause some of the most common hospital-acquired infections.
Date:
28/08/2019

Professor Roy Johnston

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Professor Roy Johnston sadly passed away on Friday 16 August 2019.
Date:
22/08/2019

Internationally renowned researcher named Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Proteins

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Professor Dirk-Peter Herten's interdisciplinary research spans from microscopy techniques over switchable fluorescent probes to biological applications.
Date:
12/08/2019

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that it's possible to produce a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew – a common flowering garden plant.
Date:
01/08/2019
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