Biochemistry

Biochemistry

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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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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

Fatty deposits on the liver
Philanthropic impact story
Dr Jules Griffin’s research seeks to understand and combat factors that contribute to obesity and fatty liver disease.
Dr Brigitte 'Ita' Askonas, 1923-2013
Philanthropic impact story
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.