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5 July 2017
Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich is an evolutionary geneticist studying how Heliconius butterflies adapt to different climates – research that often takes her deep into the Amazon rainforest.  
3 July 2017
Julia Gottwald, PhD Psychiatry candidate, has won the Association of British Science Writers Best Student Science Journalist Award.Julia won the Best Student Science Journalist Award for her article entitled Does your brain have a sex? which was published by BlueSci, the Cambridge University Science Magazine, Easter 2016.Julia, a third year PhD student at...
30 June 2017
Adam Crothers, Special Collections Assistant at St John’s has won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for his debut poetry collection Several Deer, published by Carcanet.The Prize is awarded by the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, which is part of Queen's University, Belfast.
30 June 2017
College Research Associate Dr Akshay Rao has been awarded the Henry Moseley Medal and Prize for exceptional early career contributions to experimental physics.Dr Akshay Rao, a Research Associate at St John’s, has been awarded the Henry Moseley Medal and Prize for “groundbreaking studies into the electronic properties of organic semiconductors, particularly...
28 June 2017
Six brilliant students from St John’s have been honoured with Larmor Awards, a prize given annually to graduating junior members in recognition of “intellectual qualifications, moral conduct, or practical activities.”Named after the 20th-century physicist and mathematician, Sir Joseph Larmor, who was both a student and Fellow of the College, the awards are...
26 June 2017
At the moment they come together, the individual grains in materials like sand and snow appear to have exactly the same probability of combining into any one of their many billions of possible arrangements, researchers have shown. The study was led by Stefano Martiniani, who is now based at New York University but undertook the research while...
22 June 2017
Research deciphering the hidden magnetic messages encoded in a rare group of meteorites has helped secure nearly half a billion dollars of NASA funding for a journey to their parent asteroid – the only known place in the solar system where scientists can examine directly what is probably a metallic core.4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed...
19 June 2017
St John’s College will be raising money at this year’s May Ball in support of an appeal for Helen and Douglas House – an organisation for terminally ill children, young adults and their families. In 2014, its staff provided outstanding end of life care for a student of St John’s, Robin Coleman, even helping him to marry his partner, Rachel, in a wedding at...
19 June 2017
After four days of intense races on the Cam, the crew of the Lady Margaret Boat Club men’s first boat, M1, have been crowned Head of the River for the second year running.“Head of the River” is the title awarded to the crew whose boat is in first place in the first division following the famous May Bumps which mark the end of Easter Term. Each of Cambridge’...
19 June 2017
College Fellow and Professor of Materials Science, Serena Best, has been awarded a CBE for services to Biomaterials Engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017.
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