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UEA appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science

Professor Mark Searcey, current Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Schools of Pharmacy and Chemistry at UEA, is taking up a new position on the Executive Committee at UEA. He will replace the current Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science, Phil Gilmartin, from 1 April 2019. The Vice-Chancellor Professor David Richardson said: ‘This is an…

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New £50 note to feature British scientist

The Bank of England has announced that the face of the new £50 note will be a British scientist; the general public will be able to cast their votes on current nominees over the next six weeks. The Bank has said that the scientist could be from a wide range of fields. The current £50…

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Cancer therapy wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to two immunologists who have discovered how to fight advanced skin cancer with the body’s own immune system. Professor James P. Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (£763,866) for their discovery of immune checkpoint…