Shape-shifting molecules

10 November 2014 A UC research project is investigating the impact of large molecular cages trapping small molecules within them to help improve drug delivery methods and medical diagnoses. (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 want to constantly try new things, challenge myself, and be as successful as I can...’

Katy Ledingham MSc in Chemistry
Global R&D Project Manager – Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel
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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.

Nicola Blackmore
Final Ph.D. Seminar

Thursday 10th December
at 3.00 p.m., Room 531

Complex allosteric machinery of a critical enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Ruhamah Yunis
Final Ph.D. Seminar

Friday 11th December
at 11.00 a.m., Room 531
Synthesis and Characterization of Amino Acid Ionic Liquids and Low Symmetry Ionic Liquids Based on the Triaminocyclopropenium Cation
Professor Douglas R MacFarlane
NZIC/UC Chemistry Seminar

Thursday 11th December
4.30 p.m., Room 531

Ionic Liquids for Sustainable Chemistry: Applications in the Chemical-, Materials-, Electro- and Bio- Sciences
Dr Miranda Wu Friday 12th December
at 11.00 a.m., Room 531

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