Final Chemistry Programme: British Science Festival

CHEMISTRY SECTION SESSIONS AT THE BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2012

Tuesday 4th September: New Medicines from Nature

(Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 3, University of Aberdeen)

10:00-10:35: Rob Nash, ‘Natural Medicines in Industry’

10:35-11:10: Alan Bull, ‘Medicines from Microbes’

11:10-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:05: Marcel Jaspars, ‘Drugs from the deep’

12:05-12:40: Jack Davison, ‘Modifying Microbes to Make Medicines’

12:40-13:15: Alex Johnstone, ‘Food as Medicine’

13:15-13:50: Ruth Ross, ‘Cannabis: the good, the bad and the ugly’

Wednesday 5th September:  Forensic Chemistry and Air Security

(Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 3, University of Aberdeen)

10:00–10:35: Roy Harrison,  ‘Airborne Particulate Matter: a Pollutant of Great Diversity and Extraordinary Toxicity’

10:35-11:10: Johannes Laube, ‘Revelations from atmospheric detectives’

11:10-11:45: Eva Krupp, ‘Mercury – a fascinating element, but why should we be concerned about it?’

Thursday 6th September: Scotland’s Energy Future: The Role of Chemistry

(Regent Lecture Theatre, Regent Building, University of Aberdeen)

14:00-14:45: Scott Lilley, ‘Charging Ahead with Electric Vehicles’

14:45-15:30: Laurie Peter, ‘Bio-inspired routes to using the sun’s energy to generate electricity and fuels’

15:30-16:15: John Irvine, ‘Delivering clean energy through solid state chemistry’

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