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Date & time

Mon, 9 Dec 2019
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

University of Salford
Maxwell Building
Salford, M5 4WT

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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

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.

Belle Taylor

About Dr 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.

The elements of colour Peter Hoare, Newcastle University

With demonstrations galore, we will discover the chemistry of harnessing energy from sunlight, reveal the science of colour recognition and perception and carry out a series of reactions to test the fundamentals of colour and light.

Peter Hoare

About Dr Peter Hoare

Peter has a chemistry PhD and over 20 years experience as a chemistry teacher. He is also an experienced chemistry A-level exam marker, education consultant and CPD trainer.

Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter

Chemistry lets us understand flavour. 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.

Jamie Gallagher

About Dr Jamie Gallagher

An award-winning scientist and science communicator, Jamie spends his days sharing his love of science. His work has taken him to stages around the world as well as TV and radio. Jamie has a PhD in materials science.

Energy storage for a sustainable future Serena Corr, University of Sheffield

Renewable energy resources will allow us to move to a more sustainable society. However, the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. Serena takes us on a journey through batteries to power our future.

Serena Corr

About Professor Serena Corr

Serena’s research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials in particular for applications in energy storage, with an emphasis on understanding their intimate structure-property interplay.

How chemistry can save you after an apocalypse! Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and the world as we know it has collapsed… How could you use your knowledge to survive in the post-apocalyptic wasteland? What simple chemistry would be most crucial for helping you reboot civilisation from scratch?

Lewis Dartnell

About Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.