Biochemistry

David Zimmer

MChem Oxf
College Lecturer in Biochemistry

Sharing ideas at CatzExchange 2017

The College hosted the fifth annual CatzExchange on 23 February. The conference bought together members of the Catz community from across various disciplines to share their research. This year’s themes included learning from the past, contemporary affairs and technological developments, nature, energy and environments, and discourse, concepts and methods.

Treating cancer ‘with bubbles’ research

Using microbubbles to transport and target chemotherapy drugs could open up new possibilities for cancer treatment. Catz Fellow and Professor of Engineering Eleanor Stride has been working with a cross-disciplinary team from the University to explore the opportunities the possibilities of using this method to improve the effectiveness and of radiation and chemotherapies.

Saul Moorhouse shortlisted for Industrialist of the Year Award

St Catz alum and former member of the SCR (Lecturer in Biochemistry 2011-2013) Saul Moorhouse (2005, Chemistry) has been shortlisted by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the Young Industrialist of the Year Award in 2016. The award recognises individuals who have created significant impact in the chemical industry. Saul was nominated by a colleague at BP for his innovative and valuable contribution to managing the threat of scale formation in the field of oil and gas production.

Pint of Science Festival

Students and Postdocs from the University, including members of Catz MCR, are helping organise this year's Pint of Science Festival in Oxford, taking place from 23rd-25th May 2016.

Pint of Science is an annual festival, which takes place over three consecutive evenings simultaneously in multiple cities around the globe. Researchers come and explain their findings to the public in the comfort of a pub.

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Open Seminar

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is holding an open seminar on the subject of, ‘The Media and the Environment: New and Old Challenges’. Chaired by Tom Sheldon, (Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre), there will be a range of participants representing legacy and new media, including Fiona Harvey (Environment Correspondent, The Guardian), Milene Larsson (Senior Reporter, Vice News), Kelly Oakes (Science Editor, BuzzFeed UK) and Alister Doyle (Environment Correspondent, Thomson Reuters).

 

Date: Friday 13th May 2016

 

Time: 5-6.30pm

John Simopoulos 1923-2015

The College is deeply saddened to announce that John Simopoulos (BPhil, MA), Emeritus Fellow and Dean of Degrees, died on 4 March 2015 aged 91.

Tutor in Philosophy at St Catherine’s Society from 1953-60, he was a Founding Fellow of St Catherine’s College from 1960, before becoming an Emeritus Fellow upon his retirement in 1988. John served as the College’s Dean of Degrees until his death, a role he performed 'with all the authority of tradition and lightness of youth'.

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