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When chemistry & biology collide!

Atoms 17 Chemistry Set

15
May

19:00 - 22:00

Horse and Stables 122-124 Westminster Bridge Rd,
London SE1 7RW


Legal highs. Antioxidants. Cell therapies. Metal ions. You might have heard of these, but what actually are they and how do they affect us and the world around us? Join us as we explore the complex interface between chemistry and biology. Please note: this event takes place on the first floor and has no step free access.

 

KCL Overleaf
TMO 15 1

Metals on my mind

Dr Michelle Ma (Lecturer in Imaging Chemistry)

Metals are essential to all life processes: they enable plants to make sugar to power the food chain, and they allow animals to use oxygen to survive and function. Over a pint, we’ll discuss how metal chemistry enables complexity and variety in life.

TMO 15 2

Reprogramming immune cells to kill cancer

Dr Francis Man (Research Associate in Radiochemistry and Biology)

Current treatments for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A new player in the field is cellular immunotherapy. In this talk, we'll peek into the future of precision medicine, looking at how T cells kill cancer cells and how we can genetically reprogram them to target specific cancer types.

TMO 15 3 alt

The antioxidant trap

Dr Filipa Mota (Research Associate in Radiochemistry and Biology)

Our cells produce reactive oxygen species which have been linked to a number of conditions including cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The simplistic notion that antioxidant supplements or cleansing juices will protect or cure us from these diseases is however unattainable. What if instead we use antioxidants as a diagnosis probe? We’ll discuss pills, juices, and fluorescent hearts.

TMO 15 4 alternative

From cocaine to gogaine

Dr Vincenzo Abbate (Senior Scientist at the Drug Control Centre)

What are the “Legal Highs”? are they safe for you just because they are legal? Join us for a trip into the world of emerging recreational drugs.

15
May

19:00 - 22:00

Horse and Stables 122-124 Westminster Bridge Rd,
London SE1 7RW


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