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Developmental neurotoxicity testing – the need for a new approach

Professor Lein discusses developmental neurotoxicity and the critical need for a new approach to identifying and regulating chemicals that interfere with normal brain development.

The challenge of commercialisation: Keeping an academic balance

Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, research professor of chemistry at the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry shares his views on the challenge of commercialisation when it comes to research into medicinal chemistry

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...

The changing face of Heterocyclic Chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry

Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York and Chairman of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group, Peter O’Brien explores the role of heterocycles in the pharmaceutical industry In 2017, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group celebrated its 50th anniversary. It thus appears...
medicinal chemistry

Get your medicinal chemistry right!

Prof Colin J Suckling from the University of Strathclyde gives his opinion on getting your medicinal chemistry right to gain success in the field One of the pillars of interdisciplinary research at the University of Strathclyde concerns all aspects of health and well-being. For chemists, this means medicinal chemistry. As...

The outermost frontiers of knowledge

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency to further scientific progress, as Open Access Government reveals The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure...
chemical biology

Chemical biology: A chance conversation but an important question

Research professor Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE discusses his engagement with medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Why does Heterocyclic Chemistry matter?

Professor Colin J Suckling of University of Strathclyde explores the reasons why Heterocyclic Chemistry matters in the world today
in silico chemistry

In silico chemistry: Pursuit of chemical accuracy

Kirk A. Peterson from the Department of Chemistry, Washington State University discusses the fundamentals of in silico chemistry In silico chemistry simply refers to carrying out investigations of chemical processes entirely by computational methods. Over the last few decades, computational chemistry has been an invaluable tool in understanding chemical reactivity,...
future of chemistry

Looking forward to the future of chemistry

Angela K. Wilson and Carol A. Bessel from the Division of Chemistry (CHE) at the National NSF provide a fascinating insight into the future of chemistry
environmental toxicology

Environmental toxicology in the regulation of chemicals

A group of experts at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-Europe shed light on the environmental risk assessment of chemicals
international collaboration

Maintaining international collaboration: Chemistry has no nationality

Royal Society of Chemistry President Professor Sir John Holman reflects on the importance of maintaining international collaboration following Brexit

The pursuit for new strategies in drug development

Prof. Dr. Tanja Gaich, of the University of Konstanz – Department of Chemistry discusses new strategies in drug development and the challenges involved

The role of metals in the sustainable production of chemicals

Martin Warren, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kent and co-director of the Metals in Biology Network describes how a recent meeting of academic and industrial scientists helped to cross-fertilise research on the role of metals in the sustainable production of chemicals and the removal of pollutants.
heterocyclic chemistry

The antibiotic apocalypse – can heterocyclic chemistry help?

Prof Colin J Suckling, University of Strathclyde's Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, discusses heterocyclic chemistry.

Industrial biotechnology workshops start academia–industry collaborations

Profile by Alison Parkin, the University of York and Jon Lloyd, University of Manchester A key aim of the Metals in Biology network, one of thirteen UK government-funded Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy, is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to work together more effectively. With this remit,...

Where will our new medicines come from?

A view from one of the drug discovery teams at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland Earlier this year I completed a three-year term as a ‘Public Partner’ on the Scottish Medicines. Consortium (SMC), which is the body that advises the National Health Service in Scotland on the cost-effectiveness of medicines....

Understanding the links between chemistry and climate change

Santiago V. Luis, Chair of the Chemistry and Environment Network at EuCheMS outlines how chemistry can play a vital role in tackling climate change
chemical elements

Four new chemical elements added to the periodic table

Super-heavy chemical elements discovered by scientists from Russia, the US, and Japan have been added to the periodic table

A New Catalyst for an Ancient Bulk Chemical

A research group at DTU Chemistry shows, that zeolite recrystallization allows synthesis of extremely efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts This latest research from DTU Chemistry could revive one of the oldest processes in the chemical industry, namely production of acetaldehyde from ethanol. This principle has the potential to apply to a...

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