9 March 2016
SCI's Young Chemists' Panel
Imperial College London
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Following on from the success of the 2011 "International Year of Chemistry" and the 2013 "Discovering Chemistry" public lecture series, the SCI Young Chemists' Panel is pleased to announce the "3rd Discovering Chemistry Lecture series" hosted at Universities around the country in 2016.
The lectures will be given by industrial and academic experts who will illustrate how chemistry impacts our everyday lives in Britain and worldwide. The series aims to highlight how diverse the field of chemistry is and to provide a brief introduction to a few of the wide range of applications and cutting-edge technologies which fall under the chemistry umbrella. Titles such as "Extreme Drug Discovery", "Global Warming - How can Green Chemistry Help" and "Magic, Folk Medicine, Drugs and Chemistry" are certain to attract interested parties at all venues.
David Witty Lecture team
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This lecture will describe how molecules isolated from Nature have played a key role in many human activities from magic through to drugs. It will illustrate how chemistry and chemists have developed some of the modern medicines that society now depends on and which have enhanced life expectancy so spectacularly in the last 100 years.
Dr David Witty is Chemistry Director & Operations Manager at Convergence Pharmaceuticals. He has worked in a number of Pharmaceutical companies, including Reckitts and GlaxoSmithKline, and in 2010, together with former
GSK colleagues, launched a new small biopharm company, Convergence Pharmaceuticals, which is focussed on designing and developing new safe effective treatments for pain.