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David ClaryProfessor David Clary, President of Magdalen College and Professor of Chemistry, is knighted for services to international science. Sir David has been President of Magdalen for eleven years. Prior to that he was Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and a Professorial Fellow of St John’s College. He served as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2009 to 2013. He leads a research group studying the theory and computer simulation on the reactions, energy transfer and dynamics of polyatomic molecules. This includes problems in the gas phase, clusters, solid surfaces and biomolecules. Their work links with many areas of chemistry, has close links with several experimental groups, and has many important applications, ranging from atmospheric and astrophysical science to biochemistry. The author of over 300 papers in theoretical chemistry, Sir David is Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science.

New Teaching Laboratories for Chemistry

We are delighted to report that work is underway on new teaching laboratories for undergraduate students. The new laboratories will bring together practical teaching in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, enabling cutting-edge new interdisciplinary experiments that mirror the collaborative nature of our research programmes. Find out more and learn how you can support the project and dedicate a crucial part of the new laboratory here.

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Surprising biochemical properties of membraneless organelles published in Nature ChemistrySurprising biochemical properties of membraneless organelles published in Nature Chemistry

In work highlighted in the Oxford Science blog and Science magazine, researchers from the group of Professor Baldwin report on the unique biochemical properties of membraneless organelles; viscous liquid droplets assembled via the phase separation of ........
Fighting antibiotic resistanceFighting antibiotic resistance

Oxford has a long lasting history in the antibiotics field, especially in β-lactam antibiotics. Chris Schofield and his team are continuing this history by developing molecules that protect β-lactam antibiotics against antibiotic resistance. Their ........
Professor Tom Brown wins  BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2016Professor Tom Brown wins BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2016

Professor Tom Brown has won the BBSRC’s Innovator of the Year competition for his high impact serial entrepreneurship in DNA chemistry and outstanding commitment to innovation. The award was announced on May 18th at the BBSRC Fostering Innovation event ........
Record £16.9M Oxford spin-out designing stem cell drugs to treat age-related diseaseRecord £16.9M Oxford spin-out designing stem cell drugs to treat age-related disease

OxStem, an Oxford spin-out founded by Prof. Steve Davies, Prof. Angela Russell and Prof. Dame Kay Davies (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics), has raised a record £16.9M to develop small molecule drug candidates to treat age-related conditions ........
2016 Awards and Prizes from the  Royal Society of Chemistry2016 Awards and Prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Department is delighted to annouce that six of our academic staff have been recogized by the Royal Society of Chemistry for 2016 Prizes and Awards. They are Professor Peter Bruce (Liversidge Award), ........
Elected as Fellow of the Royal SocietyElected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Bill David is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Bill David is distinguished as a leader in the experimental, computational and theoretical development of neutron and X-ray powder diffraction techniques, and has made substantial ........
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Athena SWAN Silver Award Sept 2015

Athena SWAN bronze awardThe Department is delighted to announce that it has been granted an Athena SWAN silver award. The award recognizes the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.. more.

Early and mid-Career Research Fellowships

The Department seeks to encourage fellowship applications from outstanding individuals who are at a career stage where a prestigious 5 year fellowship would offer the opportunity to develop their independent research identity and become a chemistry research leader of the future.

If you are interested in applying for any 5 year early career research fellowship to be hosted at Oxford Chemistry, the next deadline to submit an expression of interest to the Department is July 20th 2016 further details. There is an expression of interest deadline each academic term.

SBMProspective Synthetic Chemistry DPhil Students: Oxford Chemistry has 20 funded DPhil positions available via the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine (SBM CDT). Please visit the website for more details and how to apply. Why Choose SBM?

TMCSProspective doctoral students in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: funded positions are available via the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (TMCS). Please see the TMCS website for further details, including how to apply.

ConferenceOxford Synthesis Summer Conference
11-12 August 2016

The inaugural national forum for synthetic chemistry graduate students is taking place in Oxford this summer. We have a fantastic line-up of internationally renowned speakers, who will tell the stories behind their world-leading research careers, and the journey to where they are today.

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Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. more...

Outreach: Engaging schools and the wider community in chemistry and science is an important activity for academic staff and students in the Department. Oxford Chemistry regularly hosts visits and events within the Department and takes part in local and national activities to demonstrate chemistry’s central role in everyday life. more...

Alumni Magazine Periodic Sept 2015

Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. According to the outcome of the REF 2014 assessment published Dec 18th 2014, 49% of the research profile submitted by Oxford Chemistry was regarded as 4* world-leading quality. The Department has not only the highest volume of 4* research of any UK Chemistry department- by some margin - but was also judged to have the top research environment. The Impact of the department’s research outside academia is also highly rated with over 55% in the 4* category.

The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems more...

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Facilities: The department contains several small research facilities (SRFs), which are dedicated suites of equipment run by experts who aid in experimental design and optimisation. These facilities are some of the best equipped in the country, supporting chemical research and providing analysis for students within the Chemistry department, other departments within the University and industry alike. more...

Commercialisation: The Department has an unrivalled track record in protecting and commercialising the innovative work of research staff. Over £80 million in cash has been raised for the University as a result of spin out activities from research carried out by Oxford chemists. more...


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