Chemistry Section events at the British Science Festival (Aberdeen, 4-9 September 2012)

Here’s a summary of our main Chemistry events at the British Science Festival at Aberdeen in September:

(i) Tuesday 4th September, Fraser Nobel Lecture theatre 3: University of Aberdeen, 10:00-14:00

New medicines from nature: speakers & titles

Rob Nash                     ‘Natural Medicines in Industry’

Alan Bull                      ‘Medicines from Microbes’

Marcel Jaspars            ‘Drugs from the deep’

Kira Weissman            ‘Modifying Microbes to Make Medicines’

Alex Johnstone            ‘Food as Medicine’

Ruth Ross                    ‘Cannabis: the good, the bad and the ugly’

(ii) Wednesday 5th September, Fraser Nobel Lecture theatre 3: University of Aberdeen, 10:00-12:00

Forensic chemistry and air security: speakers & titles

Roy Harrison               ‘Airborne Particulate Matter: a Pollutant of Great Diversity and Extraordinary Toxicity’

Johannes Laube           ‘Revelations from atmospheric detectives’

Eva Krupp                    ‘Mercury – a fascinating element, but why should we be concerned about it?

(iii) Thursday 6th September, Regent Lecture Theatre: University of Aberdeen, 14:00-16:30

Scotland’s Energy Future: The Role of Chemistry: speakers & titles               

Scott Lilley                   ‘Charging Ahead with Electric Vehicles’

Laurie Peter                ‘Bio-inspired routes to using the sun’s energy to generate electricity and fuels’

John Irvine                   ‘Delivering clean energy through solid state chemistry’

For booking information etc, go to here, and for queries about the Chemistry programme, e-mail me at jacksonroba@gmail.com.

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