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Read more at: Learning about a world powered by sunlight
Long shot of Reisner & outreach team with audience in Wolfson Theatre

Learning about a world powered by sunlight

The Reisner Lab Outreach Team teach chemistry in an entertaining way, courtesy @ChemistryPhotograph

A group of students recently attended a lecture peppered with fun-filled experiments to illustrate the serious issue of how to combat climate change in an entertaining and informative way.


Read more at: Pepper plant may provide nasal treatment for COVID-19
Head & shoulders shot of Dr Cong Tang

Pepper plant may provide nasal treatment for COVID-19

First author Dr Cong Tang, courtesy IMM

Researchers in the Bernardes group have discovered that a molecule from the long pepper plant could actively combat different variants of COVID-19.


Read more at: New DNA sequencing method ‘lifts veil’ from genome black box
Shankar Balasubramanian in lab

New DNA sequencing method ‘lifts veil’ from genome black box

Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, courtesy @Chemistry

Many life-saving drugs directly interact with DNA to treat diseases such as cancer, but scientists have struggled to detect how and why they work – until now.


Read more at: New surface science textbook launched
Image of molecules on a surface

New surface science textbook launched

Image courtesy DC Madden, SM Driver and SJ Jenkins

Professor Stephen Jenkins’ new surface science textbook is due to be published on 31 January.


Read more at: Black Women in Science Network brunch
Network founder Tomi Akingbade

Black Women in Science Network brunch

PhD student and Network founder Tomi Akingbade

The Black Women in Science Network is putting on its first live brunch on 11 March, hosted here in the Department.


Read more at: Solar-powered reactor turns plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels
Three men in lab coats in a laboratory

Solar-powered reactor turns plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels

(Left to right) Erwin Reisner, Subhajit Bhattacharjee, Motiar Rahaman. Taken by Carolina Pulignani.

The Reisner group has developed a solar-powered reactor that converts two distinct waste products; greenhouse gases and plastics, into useful products at the same time.


Read more at: Register now for Alumni Lecture 11 February
Dr Peter Wother sits with open book, facing camera

Register now for Alumni Lecture 11 February

Dr Peter Wothers, courtesy Chemistry Photography

Join us in person at St Catharine's College, or via a live stream link on YouTube, to hear Dr Peter Wothers discuss how Jane Marcet defied the prejudices of her time and published a book about chemistry for women.