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The Faculty holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises our commitment to providing equality for women in mathematics and science

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Spotlight on female staff and students

Profiling the success of some of our hard working female staff and students from across the faculty

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Gold for Paralympian Chemistry Graduate 

Hand cyclist Karen Darke claimed gold in Rio beating the USA and Italy into silver and bronze positions. Karen graduated in 1992 with a degree in Chemistry and Geological Sciences

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Exploring Cancer Medicines - Open for Registration

A free online 2 week course introducing the subject of medicinal chemistry and its importance in treating disease taught by our School of Chemistry is now open for registration. 

This course will introduce you to the principles of cancer chemotherapy, and how the development of effective medications for the treatment of cancer remains a significant challenge to scientists.

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Non-invasive sensing for food reassurance 
Consumers and governments are increasingly interested in the safety, authenticity and quality of food commodities. This has driven attention towards non-invasive sensing techniques used for rapid analysing these commodities.

A paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst journal provides an overview of the state of the art in, and available alternatives for, food assurance based on non-invasive sensing techniques.