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Cambridge Global Challenges

Sir Christopher Dobson, Master of St John's College and John Humphrey Plummer Prof of Chemical and Structural Biology received a knighthood for services to Science and Higher Education.
While his work at the Department of Chemistry is best known for the investigation of the fundamental science underlying neurodegenerative disorder such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease within the framework of the Centre for Misfolding Diseases(CMD) research group.
His research interests are primarily focused on the investigation of the structures and properties of biological molecules, especially proteins, and their relationship to biological evolution and disease. In addition, however, the CMD research group have recently become involved in the novel utilisation of biological molecules in materials science and nanotechnology.


Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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