UC commended in quality audit

24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (read article)

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Chemistry Handbook

Chemistry Student Handbook

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Fairbanks Group

Fairbanks Group Publishes its 100th Paper

The Fairbanks group has just published its 100th peer-reviewed paper – a review on their and others work into the use of glycosidases for the synthesis of complex glycoconjugates.

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2013 team

New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad Trust

The 46th Chemistry Olympiad Competition will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in July 2014 and will involve a team of four students representing New Zealand.

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‘I’ll be able to help countless others by entering the pharmaceutical industry...’

Michael Weusten Studying towards a PhD in Biochemistry
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Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays at 11.00 am in Chemistry Department, Level 5, Room 531, Rutherford Building, unless otherwise specified.

Sam Margerison
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Canberra, Australia
Tuesday 21 April
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Pesticide Residues in Food – An Insider’s View
Lita Lee
Final Ph.D. Seminar

Thursday 23 April
11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Preparation of Monolayer Tethers via Reduction of Aryldiazonium Salts

Pragya Priyanka
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Friday 24 April
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Phosphorylated Glycoproteins
Dr Catherine Whitby
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University
Friday 1 May
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Pushing Emulsion Science to its Limits

Archived Seminars


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