Biochemistry

Biochemistry

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    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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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.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.

Related impact stories

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.