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Professor Banafshé Larijani
Professor Banafshé Larijani (Professor, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology)
Prof. Banafshé Larijani is the Director of the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) at the University of Bath. Her laboratory, Cell Biophysics, is currently bridged between the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at University of Bath and The Biophysics Institute at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. She is a published poet and has performed and organised successfully many poetry readings around the world. Her poetry reflects her Eastern and Western background. Banafshé has performed her poetry with cellist composer Vernon C David and they have created Continuum.
Musical Molecules at Work and Play
Mr Andrew Hall (Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Southampton)
Have you ever heard the haunting sound of a lone Ethanol molecule on a cold winters night, or the door bell chime of Succinic acid? The molecules all around us each have their own characteristic song that is unique in the chemical world. Join us to discover why this molecular music is key to medical diagnosis using MRI in hospitals, and how we can use the same properties to study chemical reactions and molecular transformations.