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The 1916 Centenary Campaign

As we celebrate the centenary of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory and build new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, we are pleased to announce the launch of the 1916 Centenary Campaign. Find out here how you can support the project and dedicate a crucial part of the new labs.

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.

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ISMSC 2016 Poster Prize for Dan KohnISMSC 2016 Poster Prize for Dan Kohn

Congratulations to Dan Kohn for winning a prize for his poster titled "Porphyrin-Polyyne Polyrotaxanes” at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC) in Seoul, South Korea. Dan is a D.Phil. student in Harry Anderson’s
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Poster PrizePoster Prize

Congratulations to year-2 student Domagoj Fijan, who received 2nd prize for his poster at the RSC Theoretical Chemistry Group Conference in Nottingham. The meeting will covered a broad spectrum of theoretical and computational chemistry, including talks
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Oxford Nanopore blasts off into spaceOxford Nanopore blasts off into space

Oxford Nanopore MinION DNA sequencer blasts off to the International Space Station. Astronaut Kate Rubins will be performing proof of concept experiments on the space station, to see if the technology can be taken forward to be used in projects to analyse
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ISMSC 2016 Poster Prize for Jason LimISMSC 2016 Poster Prize for Jason Lim

Jason Lim, a DPhil student from the Beer group, has received a poster prize in the recent 11th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC), held in Seoul, South Korea. Jason presented a poster featuring his recent work
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Angewandte Chemie FrontispieceAngewandte Chemie Frontispiece

Research by Dr. Alexander Hinz and ProfessorJose Goicoechea has been highlighted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition as a frontispiece design. The works shows the synthesis of the 2-arsaethynolate anion AsCO− through carbonylation of NaAsH2.
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17th Tetrahedron Symposium and L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science17th Tetrahedron Symposium and L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science

Congratulations to Tharindi Panduwawala from the Moloney group for winning the Best Poster Award at the 17th Tetrahedron Symposium held in Sitges, Spain from 28th June to 1st July for the poster titled 'Natural product guided antibacterial drug discovery:
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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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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...

EU Funded Training Centres:

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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