Facial scrubs threaten health and environment

20 July 2015 Dr Sally Gaw will discuss the impact of microplastics on the environment at a free public lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) at 7pm on Wednesday 22 July. (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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‘We study together, have fun together and our work contributes to a shared goal...’

Yifei Fan Studying towards a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry
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Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 11.00 am in Chemistry Department, Level 5, Room 531, Rutherford Building, unless otherwise specified.

Gerd Mittelstaedt
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Friday 7th August
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Regulation of Adenosine Triphosphate Phosphoribosyl Transferase (ATP-PRT) from Campylobacter Jejuni
Dr Derek Wann (Erskine Visitor)
Department of Chemistry
University of York, United Kingdom
Friday 14 August
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Overcoming challenges in gas electron diffraction

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