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18th Annual Campod Golf Challenge
The Team
Enjoy a great day’s golf at the fabulous Ely City Golf Club followed by a BBQ, charity raffle and prize giving. The competition is open to both ladies and gentlemen players. Prizes for First, Second and Third teams plus Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive.
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John Aspinall, Club Captain at City of Ely Golf Club presented the prizes to the winning teams.
Winners: Epic Failures Score: 121
2nd Place: Appleton Woods Score: 114
3rd Place: Aspinalls & Gautreys Score: 113
Longest Drive: Will Dempsey from The Abcam Eagles team
Nearest the pin on the 2nd hole: James Kivlin from team Rapier Rebels
Nearest the pin on the 12th hole: Luke Housley of team Appleton Woods
And the last prize, which always brings a smile to the proceedings is the Bandit which this year was won by Jack Kirby from team Epic Failures playing off a handicap of 4.

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Published in Nature - Building nano-machines in biological outer space

Scientists in the Department’s Microbiology Unit have solved a long-standing mystery confounding both biologists and physicists - how are long flagella ‘propellers’ built far outside the biological cell where there is no conventional energy source ?

In the journal Nature Dr Lewis Evans et al publish their Wellcome Trust-funded research, led by Dr Gillian Fraser and Professor Colin Hughes, which uncovers a simple and elegant ‘chain mechanism’ harnessing the entropic force generated by the unfolded subunits themselves. More

Evans LDB, Poulter S, Terentjev EM, Hughes C & Fraser GM (2013) A chain mechanism for flagellum growth. Nature DOI 10.1038/nature1268.


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