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Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
  • News

Canberra definitely turned on the weather for the annual RSC Mole Day BBQ, hosted by the ANU Chemistry Society.
A good time was had by all, with plenty of food and drinks, the Rock'N'Mole Quiz and the amazing cake supplied by Samantha Hamilton from Sweetzee Creations (who also happens to be our resident admin extraordinaire!).

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Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
  • News

The Research School of Chemistry welcomed current and former staff and students to the unveiling of Lenton Parr's reinstalled 1962 sculpture on Friday 19th October.
Canberra turned on the lovely weather for the event, which was well attended, including an appearance by the RSC's incoming Director, Professor Penny Brothers.

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Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
  • News

New research led by The Australian National University (ANU) could hold the key to unlocking the power of enzymes, allowing them to potentially be used to break down toxic pollutants or heal wounds faster.
Enzymes can help speed up – or catalyze - chemical reactions, making them an essential part of every living organism.
“They also have extraordinary potential in industry and medicine,” Associate Professor Colin Jackson from the ANU Research School of Chemistry said. 

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Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
  • News

The Australian Academy of Science has notified the winners of the J G Russell Award, which seeks to support talented early career researchers in the physical and biological sciences. Funded through the generosity of the late Miss J Russell, the award provides top-up funding for research expenses, including equipment and travel costs, for selected Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) recipients each year.

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Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
  • Student profile

Schumann-Gillett is using her scholarship to investigate the interactions between fat molecules and proteins.

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Monday, 03 Sep 2018
  • News

An international team of scientists have taken an important step towards gaining a better understanding of the brain's inner workings, including the molecular processes that could play a role in neurological disorders.  
The research team has used a new biosensor to optically track the movements of the neurotransmitter glycine - a signalling molecule in the brain - for the first time.   

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Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018
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A scientist at ANU is developing a new just-add-water diagnostic kit for use in remote communities to detect malaria and other diseases.
Dr Lee Alissandratos from the ANU Research School of Chemistry said the diagnostic kit, which can be easily transported and stored at room temperature, would be ideal for non-specialists in remote and resource-limited communities.

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Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018
  • Research story

A scientist at ANU is developing a new just-add-water diagnostic kit for use in remote communities to detect malaria and other diseases.

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Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
  • News

A researcher from the Australian National University has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to chemical research.
Professor Martin Banwell from the Research School of Chemistry at ANU has been named the recipient of the Ryoji Noyori Award, the highest accolade conferred by the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES).
Professor Banwell's research is focused on the synthesis of a wide range of organic compounds that are potentially useful for medical treatments - including producing anti-malarial agents from waste paper.

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