About this day
For A level and IB students
Join us for an incredible 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. Join us for a day of scientific discovery!
Programme & speakers
Green energy materials in 3D - batteries included Saiful Islam, University of Bath
Development of new materials is crucial to advance green energy. Saiful will highlight (with 3D specs) the use of atomic-scale modelling and structural techniques to understand new crystalline materials for lithium-ion batteries and solar cells.
About Saiful Islam
Saiful is Professor of Materials Chemistry at Bath University. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research award and gave the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for BBC4.
Personalised cancer treatment - the role of chemistry Belle Taylor, Cambridge Cancer Genomics
The sheer breadth of chemistry means that its role in human biology is often overlooked. Belle introduces the chemistry behind cancer before moving on to how cutting-edge chemical techniques are defining how we investigate and treat tumours.
About Belle Taylor
Belle is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Cambridge Cancer Genomics (CCG.ai), an AI biotech startup. Her PhD studies focused on plasma phase electrochemistry. She is an experienced science communicator and regularly chairs and performs at events across the UK.
Materials for the 21st century Mark Miodownik, University College London
Bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains will soon be the norm. Just as we are becoming more synthetic, our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike – discover the future of materials.
About Mark Miodownik
Prof Miodownik is a materials engineer. His book Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
The hottest chillies, coolest mints and sweetest drinks – chemistry lets us understand our favourite flavours. Discover what pushes our taste buds to the limit and how very small differences can lead to dramatically different tastes as we open the chemist’s kitchen cabinet.
About Jamie Gallagher
Dr Jamie Gallagher is a scientist and science communicator. He was recognised as one of the UK’s “100 Leading Practising Scientists” by the Science Council.
Making the invisible visible Rachel Bolton-King, Staffordshire University
Someone has been shot, but witnesses are too scared to come forward. Help Rachel use cutting-edge techniques to reveal hidden evidence and establish the truth.
About Rachel Bolton-King
Rachel specialises in the investigation of shooting incidents, working with forensic scientists and legal professionals across the world.