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From the origin of life to the Age of Gases

Please note this venue is accessible and has step-free access.
Past event - 2019
12 Nov Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Panton Arms, 43 Panton Street,
Cambridge CB2 1HL
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This special event is being held by the European Young Chemists' Network (EYCN) who are hosting events across Europe this week to celebrate UNESCO's International Year of the Periodic Table.

Years ago, nature assembled the bio-molecules responsible for life on Earth. How did that happen? Chemists discovered the secrets behind it, and mastered the craft behind organising the building blocks of our universe. Now, they use them to create a myriad of functional materials.

Porous materials and the age of gases

David Fairen-Jimenez (Reader in Molecular Engineering and Royal Society University Research Fellow)
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are, arguably, the most exciting development in recent porous materials science, representing the beauty of self-assembled materials. One key feature is the building-block approach to their synthesis, which opens up the possibility to synthesise an endless number. Our research covers the use of super computers and big data tools to understand how these materials behave and the engineering of the materials to translate them to real life.

From stars to cells: a journey through the chemistry of life

Claudia Bonfio (Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
Have you ever wondered about how life first began? The origin of life is
among the greatest unsolved mysteries in science. Our discoveries have provided clues to how primordial chemistry sparked the emergence of fundamental biomolecules, and how these biomolecules assembled to form the first cells.This knowledge can then be turned toward the heavens, revealing where we should look for alien life.

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