January - Proteins that Paralyse the Mind: Progress in Brain Disease Research New research by Dr Mari Grazia Spillantini and colleagues at the Centre for Brain Repair is beginning to shed light on the role of proteins in the onset of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
This Christmas the University is holding a carol service for staff at 3pm on Wednesday 20 December. The service will take place at Great St Mary's, The University Church, which is at the north end of King's Parade, facing the University's Senate House and overlooking the Market Square.
A huge planting scheme has started at the University's West Cambridge Site . A great avenue of lime trees and over five kilometres of native trees and shrubs will be planted between now and Christmas 2001 in order to provide an attractive setting and better habitats for wildlife.
Professor Alan Windle has been appointed as CMI's Cambridge-based Executive Director. Professor Windle, who will be completing his term as Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the end of the year, takes over from Dr David Livesey, who has led this innovative collaboration through its first critical year.
Professor Howard Chase, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Peter Laird, from Esso (both standing) opened the new Esso CAD Centre, along with Dr Jim Thompson, Mike Mackay, from ESSO, and design lecturer Bob Skelton