Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

05 December 2019

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC?David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.

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Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

04 December 2019

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

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Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk

02 December 2019

An international team of researchers has identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about – or attempt – suicide. Writing in Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers say that their review of existing literature highlights how little research has been done into one of the world’s major killers, particularly among the most vulnerable groups.

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Jack Merritt, left, and Saskia Jones, right

Tributes paid to Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

02 December 2019

Friends and former colleagues have paid tribute to Cambridge graduates - and members of the Learning Together?programme?community - Jack Merritt and?Saskia?Jones,?who?were?killed at London Bridge.?Among the three people injured, whose identities have not been publicly released, is a member of University staff.

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