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Cake Sale Success: NU Researchers Raise Funds for CRUK

Written by Rob Dawber: Here at Newcastle University, we believe in the power of community and collaboration, not just in our research labs but also in our efforts to make a difference in the wider world. With this spirit in mind, a group of enthusiastic researchers working within the university’s Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Groups recently organized a cake sale to raise funds for Cancer Research UK – an organisation that funds much of our own research! We are thrilled to announce that our efforts were a smashing success, raising over £500 in a matter of hours!  A Sweet Initiative for a Serious Cause  In the UK alone there… Read More »Cake Sale Success: NU Researchers Raise Funds for CRUK

CRUK Meeting April 2022

Delighted to host our CRUK Programme meeting in-person after our last  meeting was cancelled due to COVID19.  The meeting took place at Newcastle University on Friday 29th April 2022. Thank you to Prof Chris Schofield and the Oxford team for traveling up to Newcastle, wonderful to catch-up with our Oxford colleagues! We had such a productive time discussing science/ progress of our CRUK work and meeting with the CRUK Newcastle Drug Discovery team. Looking forward to our next meeting in Oxford!  

New Epigenetics Paper by Roman Belle and Team

Congratulations to Roman Belle on the publications of ‘Reading and erasing of the phosphonium analogue of trimethyllysine by epigenetic proteins‘. We are very happy to have published this work in great collaboration between academic groups in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Thanks to all involved: Jos J. A. G. Kamps, Jordi Poater, Kiran Kumar, Bas J. G. E. Pieters, Eidarus Salah, Timothy D. W. Claridge, Robert S. Paton, F. Matthias Bickelhaupt, Akane Kawamura, Christopher J. Schofield & Jasmin Mecinović. The work was supported by the European Research Council, Cancer Research UK, EPSRC, Clarendon Scholarship, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Spanish MINECO, and a World Bank Education… Read More »New Epigenetics Paper by Roman Belle and Team

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Programme Meeting

A virtual CRUK Programme Meeting took place on Friday 10th December 2021.  Great to get an overview of CRUK work across the Kawamura Group at Newcastle and the Schofield group at Oxford and set some goals for our research in 2022. Some engaging discussions on the latest developments in the field and a useful workshop on manuscripts to finish the meeting.  Looking forward to getting together in person next time hopefully!

Race for Life 2019 – Oxford 5k

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Race for Life Oxford 5k (15/07/2019). Oxford Chemistry Research Laboratory Team raised £235 for Cancer Research UK! Big thanks to everyone who has supported us. Photo with Emily Flashman, Leah Taylor Kearney and budding chemists.