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Centre For Chemical Biology17 Dec 2003, PR 83/03
University College and King’s College London are proposing to collaborate to establish a new Centre for Chemical Biology based in the King’s Strand Building.
Chemical Biology is an exciting and rapidly expanding area of inter disciplinary science in which chemistry is used to investigate biological problems at a molecular scale; as such, it requires a combination of the expertise of chemists and biologists.
The new Centre aims to be at the forefront of this emerging discipline, and to combine expertise in synthetic, structural and computational aspects of the subject.
It is hoped to establish the Centre as a joint KCL/UCL initiative in 2004.
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King's College London
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 5,600 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, international relations, medicine, nursing and the sciences, and has played major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of health care professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has anannual income of more than £369 million.
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