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Paul Hergenrother Recipient of the 2106 UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry

Hergenrother received this prestigious biennial award for his outstanding contributions to chemical biology and anticancer drug discovery.

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Prof. Catherine Murphy presents Melinda Sindoro the 2016 Klemperer  Dissertation AwardAward in Materials Chemistry

Melinda Sindoro Wins 2016 Klemperer Award

Each year a graduate student active in materials chemistry research is awarded this award for outstanding research in the area.

Optoelectronic Nose Finding Many Uses

The Suslick group's low cost sensors are being used to protect valuable artwork and for biomedical purposes. A sensor they have in development can potentially be a help to authorities in detecting explosives in public areas.

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11 Chemistry students win National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships

Prof. So Hirata this year launched a semester-long grant writing course that focuses primarily on the GRF – the first course of its kind on campus.

Jeff Moore Named Interim Director of Beckman Institute

A Beckman faculty member since 1994, Moore's term will begin April 16th, with the goal to have a permanent person in place by January 2017.

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Kami Hull and Josh Vura-Weis Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Both were identified as junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.

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