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Date & time

Wed, 17 Nov 2021
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£22 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A level and IB students

Join us for an amazing day of chemistry, taking students from their studies to cutting-edge research and future applications in great style! Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel. There will be plenty of interactivity throughout the day, with polls, quizzes and of course your chance to question the scientists – join us at Chemistry in Action this autumn!

Programme & speakers

Strange Ice Andrea Sella, UCL

Ice may be familiar to us, but it’s so strange it breaks almost every rule in the textbooks. Professor Andrea Sella will explore how we know about its properties, how it compares with other ices, and the way in which ice may be the canary warning us that our futures may be much less certain than we imagine.

Andrea Sella

About Andrea Sella

Andrea is a synthetic chemist and broadcaster who is interested in the structure and bonding in the rare earths. He has been involved in numerous radio and television projects.

Lateral Flow Tests: Why Chemistry is More Than Just Chemicals Alex Baker, University of Warwick

Covid-19 has further exposed health inequalities. But these inequalities existed long before Covid, and unless we act they will continue long after. Join Alex to find out how to make lateral flow tests, how they can be used to fight both Covid-19 and health inequalities, and why chemistry is more than just chemicals.

Alex Baker

About Alex Baker

Alex is an organic chemist with a particular interest in carbohydrates, polymers and nanoparticles. His work is used to design medical diagnostics with a particular focus on the developing world and fighting health inequalities. Alongside his research, Alex is passionate about making Chemistry inclusive and accessible to all.

Vaccines Without Refrigeration Asel Sartbaeva, University of Bath

Today’s vaccines are required to be cold all the way from when they are made up until they are administered to patients: the so-called ‘cold chain’. Outside the cold chain, vaccines deactivate and spoil. Asel has developed new ways of making them thermally stable, so that they will not need fridges in the future, thus reducing costs and improving access to potentially life-saving vaccines.

Asel Sartbaeva

About Asel Sartbaeva

Asel is an award-winning Materials Scientist working on design of porous materials and thermal stabilisation of vaccines. She contributes regularly to television and radio, and creates STEM experiments delivered as stories for children as young as 3 years old.