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  • Amilra Prasanna (AP) de Silva talks to Nature Chemistry about his path in chemistry, from photochemistry to sodium sensors to logic gates, through connections between people and between two places that share more than it may seem, Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • In 2017 Professor Frances S. Ligler was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her inventions in portable optical biosensors. Professor Ligler now talks to Nature Chemistry about the challenge of developing new sensor designs into reliable products, and some of the pitfalls to avoid in the development process.

    • Russell Johnson
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  • Athina Anastasaki from ETH Zürich talks to Nature Chemistry about her career, her research in polymer chemistry and the challenges she dealt with in her academic pathway.

    • Kathryn Ashe
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  • Miao Hong, based at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, tells Nature Chemistry about her work in sustainable polymer design and her thoughts about the future of this field.

    • Kathryn Ashe
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  • Lara Mosunmola Lalemi, PhD student at the University of Bristol and founder of the Creative Tuition Collective, shares with Nature Chemistry some of her projects — from climate chemistry to social justice — to improve our environment in all senses of the term.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Jennifer Leigh and Jennifer Hiscock, both from the University of Kent, UK, share with Nature Chemistry the origins of the Women In Supramolecular Chemistry (WISC) network, as well as some of the projects underway to try to help change the culture of this area of chemistry from the bottom up.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Sibusiso Biyela, science communicator and journalist in South Africa, talks to Nature Chemistry about the decolonization of science through science communication.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Jeremy Frey, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Southampton and principal investigator for the AI3SD Network+, talks with Nature Chemistry about the perils of uncertainty in the quality of machine learning data and the synergies between AI and other technologies.

    • Russell Johnson
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  • Krystal Vasquez, PhD student at Caltech, talks to Nature Chemistry about her experiences as an atmospheric researcher — both in the lab with her favourite instruments and in the scientific community as a disabled scientist — as well as her love for science writing.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Gemma Tracey talks to Nature Chemistry about ingrained inequalities in the research community and the role of funders in replacing privilege with equitable and transparent systems.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • The career paths of Alveda Williams and Cory Valente have closely mirrored each other — perhaps surprisingly so for a straight Black woman and a gay white man with very different childhoods. They talk to Nature Chemistry about their journeys from research and development roles to Dow’s inclusion and diversity team.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Ayanna Jones, Samantha Mensah and Devin Swiner, three of the #BlackInChem co-founders, talk to Nature Chemistry about the origins, goals, initiatives and joy of this movement.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Manza B. J. Atkinson talks to Nature Chemistry about his path to become a chemist, and how he applies the scientific method to all aspects of his life — from financial analysis to coaching youth sports teams.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Yujia Qing, an early-career researcher at the University of Oxford, talks to Nature Chemistry about winning the Dream Chemistry Award 2019, her chemistry dream of ‘Sequencing Life’, and the challenge this represents.

    • Russell Johnson
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  • Dave Laffan, a Director in Chemical Development at AstraZeneca, talks to Nature Chemistry about safety in industry labs and his role on the Safety, Health and Environment committee.

    • Katherine Geogheghan
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  • Marc Reid, a researcher at the University of Strathclyde and co-founder of Pre-Site Safety, talks to Nature Chemistry about safety, both as an academic scientist and as a director of a safety-focused company.

    • Katherine Geogheghan
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  • Jadambaa Khuyagbaatar from the Helmholtz Institute Mainz and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research talks to Nature Chemistry about superheavy element studies and why creating and exploring these fleeting nuclei matters.

    • Anne Pichon
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  • Ghotas Evindar, Chemistry Group Leader at GlaxoSmithKline, talks with Nature Chemistry about the advantages of using encoded libraries in drug discovery and the challenges these technologies present.

    • Russell Johnson
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