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lxvi Annual Report of the Delegacy DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY Number of Students 249 60 Sc Intercalated degree course for medical students April 1972-June 1973 April 1973-June 1974 Sc School of Biological Sciences 57 Sc intercollegiate students Ph 17 Departmental Notes For several years the Department has been preoccupied with the planning and preparation of Sc courses It is gratifying to record therefore that our first intake of Sc Honours Biochemistry students graduated this year with very satisfactory results including two first- class honours Since the medical students taking the intercalated Sc course also did outstandingly well with three first-class honours degrees the hard work of members of staff and the many frustrations involved in starting new courses seem to have been worth the effort During the session the Department acted as host for two meetings of the Biochemical Society The first took place on February 7th-8th 1973 and the programme included Colloquium on 'Regulation of Protein Biosynthesis in Eukaryotic Cells' which was organised by Professor Arnstein the Second Lecture by Dr Scott two Colloquia arranged by the Computer and Instrumentation Group and the Lipid Group respectively and number of short communications Later in the year the Nucleotide Group of the Biochemical Society arranged meeting on 'Eukaryotic Messenger Ribonucleic Acid' which was held on September 25 th visit of sixth form boys from Highgate School took place on December 13th 1972 when several members of staff talked about their research and demonstrated advanced equipment This was much appreciated by the school Professor Arnstein gave lectures at the University of Kent and University College London and also read papers at the King's College
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