Tag Archives: Chemistry

The quest to surpass Nature- what does she know that chemists don’t?

By Minh Tran, University of Oxford   Chemicals originated from Nature have contributed to the advance of modern medicine, from penicillin to anti-cancer drugs. How does she make them so easily and effectively, and can we apply what we learn … Continue reading

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Strong role models is key: Meet AnnMarie O’Donoghue

AnnMarie O’Donoghue is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry in Durham University; her research group works on organic and biological chemistry with a particular focus on Sustainable Chemistry and Organocatalysis. Here she tells us how having mentors and … Continue reading

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The never ending WHYs and HOWs: Meet Sesime Coffie

Sesime Coffie is currently a PhD student at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is a chemist, a STEM Ambassador, and a keen science communicator. Here, she tells us how her mum inspired her to pursue a career in science; how she believes … Continue reading

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A fascination for discovery

By Dr Cristina Lagunas, Queen’s University Belfast. Catch Cristina on her Soapbox this saturday June 20th 2-5pm in Belfast, where she will be talking about “Glow-in-the-dark and colour-changing molecules: From entertainment and toys to forensic and medical research”.   I am not quite … Continue reading

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Science & Sherlock: Meet Carrie Lear

Carrie Lear (@CarolineLear) is a Reader in palaeoclimatology at Cardiff University. She uses the chemistry of deep sea fossils to reconstruct past climate changes. Here she tells us how the world around us inspired her to become a scientist, and how … Continue reading

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26 days to go – meet Dr Geetha Srinivasan, organiser of Soapbox Science Ireland

With childhood dreams of becoming a medical doctor and not able to pursue medical pathway due to personal circumstances (losing parents), I went to explore the world of molecules and reactions. ‘Chemistry is the basis of any life and chemistry … Continue reading

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I fell into science and academia: Meet Pamela Walsh

Dr Pamela Walsh is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her research addresses fundamental questions of biomineral physiology, supporting the development of new marine bioprospecting systems for bone repair strategies. Here she tells us about how Robert Swan … Continue reading

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Still awed by the elegance & colourful aesthetics of chemical systems: Meet Michelle Ma

Dr Michelle Ma is a research chemist at King’s College London. Her work focuses on designing new pharmaceuticals that can help diagnose cancer. Here, she tells us about her passion for chemistry, how she hopes diversity is going to become the norm … Continue reading

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We are science

By Ana Neves (@seveNSIanA) Associate Research Fellow, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter     I guess I always knew I was meant to be a scientist. Why? I remember I used to dismantle my toys … Continue reading

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