• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Cambridge formalises chemistry with Hamied

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Amit Roy CAMBRIDGE University is bestowing an exceptional honour on Dr Yusuf Hamied by renaming its ‘1702 Chair in Chemistry’ after the head of Cipla, the Indian pharmaceutical company. It is called the 1702 Chair of Chemistry because that was the year in which it was founded. It is thought to be the oldest in the world and one of the most prestigious, with previous holders over the past 300 years making vital contributions to chemistry and to medicine. “The Chair will now be known as the Yusuf Hamied 1702 Chair of Chemistry,” said the announcement, which described Hamied…

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