DNA and chromatin biology, Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry is the home of research into a wide range of related subjects including structural biology, molecular enzymology, cell signalling and control of gene expression, molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and bioenergy, cancer and cardiovascular biology.
Members of the Department participate widely in the funding and governance committees of UK and European research councils and major research charities. We engage in diverse research collaborations with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Genentech, Roche, Pfizer, Shell and many smaller biotechnology companies.
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Dr Brigitte ‘Ita’ Askonas was revered as one of the world’s leading immunologists, and equally renowned for her warm, collaborative support of fellow researchers. So it is a fitting tribute to such an iconic scientist that Cambridge is able to continue Ita’s passion for developing early career researchers through the Ita Askonas Bursaries, funded by her generous legacy to the University.