A garden at the Chelsea Flower Show inspired by HIV research.


Warm congratulations to Peterhouse Professor of Medicine, Andrew Lever, and his collaborators from the CHERUB network of researchers for the garden at this year’s 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and inspired by their research into the HIV virus. The garden traces the journey of a child born with HIV, starting in a pod which represents the safe cocoon of a clinic, moving past barriers and stigma, to a more open, welcoming garden and the better quality of life which current research is making possible.

Summer Janitor (temporary)

£8.45 per hour 

We are seeking a temporary Janitor to help with the busy summer conference season.  You will support the set up and tidy down of conference rooms and accommodation through the summer conference season including moving furniture as needed around the College site.  You will also support the needs of the housekeeping team as necessary – organising linen, moving furnishings, cleaning rooms or areas of the College (including off-site houses in Parkside and Warkworth Street).

Domestic Assistant 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday mornings

£8.45 per hour

To clean and provide a high quality housekeeping service for a designated set of rooms and common areas within the College or an associated College house (off-site houses are mainly in Parkside and Warkworth Street).  Each area is overseen by a Domestic Supervisor who is a key point of contact to support the role.

Please apply using the application form attached.  If you require assistance with your application please email hr@pet.cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 766502.

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes - Dr Andrew Tanentzap

A study authored by Dr Andrew Tanentzap (Department of Plant Sciences) has discovered a new mechanism that has the potential to cause increasingly more greenhouse gases to be produced by freshwater lakes. The research tries to understand how changes in the vegetation around lakes will impact their productivity and carbon cycling.



New study suggests that brain cholesterol may be associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, including Peterhouse Research Fellow Dr Thomas Michaels, have shown how cholesterol – a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases – may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry.