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Date & time

Fri, 2 Dec 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4PD

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About this day

Chemists have all the fun…

Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. From the elements to energy, poisons to perfume, this programme is engaging, challenging and entertaining. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.

Programme & speakers

From Breaking Bad to making good; the chemistry of drugs David K Smith, University of York

David will explore the chemistry which makes drugs work, and using examples of both ‘bad’ drugs (e.g. those in Breaking Bad) and good drugs (e.g. those which treat infections), he will demonstrate the power of chemistry to control our bodies.

David K Smith

About David K Smith

Dave Smith is Professor of Chemistry at University of York, where he carries out fundamental research in the field of smart nanomaterials and nanomedicines.

Nanoinvasion! Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow

Materials Scientist Jamie Gallagher will be your guide as we shrink down and get hands on with the tiny tech that is changing everything. Discover a world where robots build themselves, metal becomes transparent and pencils become stronger than steel.

Jamie Gallagher

About Jamie Gallagher

Jamie is an award winning science communicator. With a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering, Jamie’s interests lie in interdisciplinary materials science. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.

Fragrance decoded Kate Williams, President of the British Society of Perfumers

Why do we love fragrance so much? Kate will guide us through the role of a Perfumer, the science behind why we all smell things differently, and the art and chemistry of creating the perfect fragrance.

Kate Williams

About Kate Williams

As a perfumer, Kate works globally creating fragrances across all product categories and has achieved significant wins for big brands in Africa, Asia and the UK.

Uranium, the Bogeyman of the Periodic Table: A Case of Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde? Chemistry in Action

For or against, we already have legacy issues from nuclear power and weapons and there’s more to come. Steve will attempt to unpick this complex area and present some facts about uranium and the science that is done with it.

Chemistry in Action

About Chemistry in Action

Chemists have all the fun…

Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. From the elements to energy, poisons to perfume, this programme is engaging, challenging and entertaining. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.

Rates of reaction - turning a whizz into a bag Bryson Gore, Omniscience

By using numerous demonstrations, Bryson will explore the concepts of mixing, temperature, activation energy and catalysis to help us visualise the steps involved in any chemical reaction.

Bryson Gore

About Bryson Gore

Bryson designs, develops and presents experiments and demonstrations of new and classical scientific concepts and to promote the use of scientific demonstrations in a range of educational environments.