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    An Interview with Prof. Peter Styring

    In August 2017, Prof. Peter Styring became the new Head of the Chemistry department. Joseph Clarke had the opportunity to talk about research, policy, and his life outside of chemistry.

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    Chocolate: Beneath the Wrapper

    At some point during our time studying science, most of us will learn a little about the chemistry of chocolate. As a topic it clearly has a wide appeal and is a good example of the applications of chemistry in everyday life. However one of the aspects of the chemistry of chocolate that I was not so familiar with from my studies is what interesting compounds it contains and what properties and effects they have. Is there a reason why we love it so much?

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    Sheffield chemistry academic honoured with national science award

    Professor Steve Armes, who conducts pioneering work in the field of microscopic polymer particles, has been recognised by the Macro Group UK committee with the 2018 Macro Group UK Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

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    The Hidden Detective: How Chemistry Helps Catch Criminals

    In recent years, the world of forensic science has been cast into the spotlight in several TV shows. These programmes often depict glamorous people shining UV lights in dark rooms and, inevitably, catching the culprit. But how accurate are these depictions and how much chemistry is involved?

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    Astrochemistry for All

    The Annual Meeting of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group of the RSC/RAS will be held at the University of Sheffield, Department of Chemistry on 15 & 16 January 2018.

    Categorised under: Conferences and Workshops and Seminars

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    An Interview with Charles Stirling

    Professor Charles Stirling FRS, has had a career in chemistry spanning many decades. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was once the Head of this very department in which he now works as an Emeritus Professor in Professor Nick Williams' group. His current work is on surface chemistry based around calixarenes. Matt Watson spoke to Charles about his life experiences.

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    New super-resolution probe captures cells in unprecedented detail

     Scientists have developed a new technique to capture images of the nucleus of a cell in unprecedented detail, paving the way for new insights into human disease and ageing.

    Categorised under: Scientific Highlights

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    Graduate captures award-winning cytoskeleton image

    A researcher trained in the Department of Chemistry has captured an award-winning image of protein fibres inside a single cell.

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    Science and Faith

    Historically the two disciplines have been separate; even at war. In the modern era though, does this have to remain true?

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    The Golden Age of Poison

    Poison has long been a murder weapon of choice, both fictionally and in real life. There seems to be a morbid fascination surrounding the use of poison, one which has led to several murder mystery books adopting it as the murder weapon. But do they depict it accurately?

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    Kroto Schools Laboratory opens in Sir Harry's memory

    Our dedicated schools laboratory has been officially reopened as the Kroto Schools Laboratory, thanks to generous donations from the University of Sheffield's alumni community.

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    Closing Lecture of Faraday Discussion 203 given by Lee Brammer

    Lee Brammer was selected to give the Closing Remarks Lecture at the 203rd RSC Faraday Discussion Meeting, held in Ottawa, Canada in July, 2017.

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    Stereochemistry at Sheffield

    The 51st Annual meeting on 'Modern Aspects of Stereochemistry' will be held on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

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    The History of the Department of Chemistry

    It's probably one of the most asked questions within the department. Everyone knows where lecture theatres 1 and 6 are, but where are the others? Did they ever exist, and where did they go? Mystery lecture theatres aside, the department has an extremely rich history which dates back over 100 years. Zoe Smallwood delved into the history books to see how our department used to be.

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    The Magical World of Chemistry

    "The wizarding world of Harry Potter has inspired a generation to read and appreciate literature. However, personally I believe that the series also inspired a generation of budding chemists." 

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