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Making face shields for hospitals

Paul White in Durham Chemistry is currently volunteering in printing and supplying face shields to hospitals as part of the "The Big Print" service He is coordinating with fellow volunteers in Durham Physics (Kristian Whatcott, Michael Armstrong, Jason Anderson) and Durham Engineering (Anthony Newman, Paul Jarvis). The current Durham capacity is 100 face shields per week. Paul and his team deserve applause and praise for their wonderful efforts in these difficult times.

(18 Apr 2020)

Lipid membranes affected by small molecules

A novel investigation by the research group of Dr John Sanderson describing the effects of small organic molecules on lipid membranes revealed that reactivity with lipids depends on the structure - not on the lipophilicity - of the small molecule. This exciting study is published at

(28 Apr 2020) » More about Lipid membranes affected by small molecules

£15m investment in Chemistry at Durham

Over the next 10 years, we're investing £15m in the refurbishment of our Chemistry site to enhance our Department’s ability to deliver world-class education, research and student experience.

(11 Feb 2020) » More about £15 investment in Chemistry

Durham Oligonucleotide Chemistry in the News

Dr David Hodgson of Durham Chemistry is collaborating with Cambridge-based company Evonetix on a £1.3 million Gene Synthesis Project. This project is funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, This highly influential programme in the area of oligonucleotide synthesis was in the news at

(4 Feb 2020)