Will I ever use my A-level Chemistry? (Part 1/2)

Today is A-level results day. The Independent reported that about 46,800 students took A-level chemistry in 2017 – the fourth most popular subject after mathematics, biology and psychology. That's a lot of people learning about the ingredients of the universe! While deep in the exam period, you might think the things you are revising are …

pH and Drug Design

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the Danish biochemist S.P.L. Sørensen (1868-1939) (Figure 1). He came up with the famous pH scale that is taught to high school chemistry students and is an important property to consider when using chemicals. The Doodle is a game which gets you to guess how acidic or basic some common household …

How did I get here?

How does someone end up designing cancer drugs for their PhD project? Well... After deciding not to pursue a music career while at high school, I needed to rethink my options. Chemistry had become more interesting once I started studying it as an individual subject. I found breaking the world down into processes and ingredients …