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Farewell to Drs Chiara Boschetti, David Scott and Graham Dransfield

last modified Sep 29, 2016 03:36 PM

Dr Chiara Boschetti is a molecular cell biologist working on evolutionary comparative genomics and the effects of natural compounds on protein homeostasis. She joined the Department working in the Cell and Organism Engineering group, supervised by Prof Alan Tunnacliffe.

Next month (October 2016), Chiara will be taking up a position as a lecturer at Plymouth University and we wish her every happiness and success there.

She was Head of Biology at CIRCE (Cambridge Infinitus Research Centre), a collaboration between the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Chinese Company Infinitus. CIRCE is headed by Profs Clemens Kaminski and Alan Tunnacliffe.

Prof Kaminski said, "Chiara has done a brilliant job in getting the Cambridge Infinitus Research Centre off to a successful start. We are thankful for her hard work and dedication. We are sad to see her go but of course delighted to see her success in obtaining a lectureship and we wish her very well in her new role in Plymouth."

She was also active in the Post doc society. Her fellow postdoc Dr JJ Phillips said, "Chiara gave her time to serve on the departmental postdoc committee, helping to organise the annual departmental research day and also building a collegiate environment with numerous social events. The whole postdoc community will miss Chiara and wish her the very best as a lecturer in Plymouth."

She is shown below (far right in the photograph) with the rest of the research day organising committee.

Dr David Scott and Dr Graham Dransfield are also leaving at the end of September.

Dr David Scott joined the department in 1983, and was Director of Teaching for a number of years. He won a Pilkington Prize for Teaching in 2011. He is heading off for a well-earned retirement, though he will still be doing some undergraduate supervising.

Dr Graham Dransfield joined the department in 2014 as Knowledge Transfer Facilitator. He has developed relationships between the Department and companies and funding bodies.

We wish them both well for the future.

Claire Michel and Krish Mahbubani, in the front, with Charles Cummings, Jonathan James Phillips, Itziar Penafiel, Iris Batalha and Chiara Boschetti
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