Chemistry’s good for our health
There are so many areas of human and animal health – developing medicines, cutting air pollution, working in antibiotic resistance, progressing medical devices and prosthetics – in which chemistry plays a vital role, prolonging and improving life.
Jason talks about his team’s important work on a platform that allows scientists to sequence DNA wherever they are and uncover viral outbreaks, or identify new species.
John explains how he’s changing lives by designing and synthesising potential medicine for infectious diseases like malaria
Erin helps turn new medicines into finished products so that they can be mass-produced for patients.
Claire’s work involves stress testing new medicines in various stages of drug development to ensure they are robust and reliable before being released onto the consumer market
Holly develops new medicines at a global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca alongside completing her degree apprenticeship
Lewis contributes to cutting-edge scientific research using specialist equipment to potentially diagnose diseases like cancer sooner
Tilly does research on human breath samples to potentially diagnose conditions like asthma and infectious diseases including cancer
Calum helps ensure public safety through the toxicological testing of everyday items like food, cosmetics, electronics, medicines and textiles to ensure they are safe to use and consume
Vicki examines how tiny nanomaterials present in everyday products such as medicine, electronics and clothing interact with our bodies to ensure they are safe to use or consume
Cristina helps develop technology that could change lives by extracting disease from the body
Christopher uses NMR to identify the structure of new and unknown chemical compounds to support the development of new medicines
Joni investigates biological samples for the presence of drugs and alcohol and also examines evidence seized by the police
Jamie describes what it’s like to work alongside scientists to deliver a service that supports the criminal justice system
Discover how you can change people’s lives as a chemist supervising the making of active ingredients in medicines
Nicola describes how chemistry enabled her to play a vital part as an assistant analyst in the anti-doping laboratory for the Olympic Games
Find out what’s involved in leading a team of 30 scientists who are researching new medicines
Professor Vadgama researches biosensors which monitor changes inside the bodies of patients and athletes