All articles by Clare Sansom – Page 2

  • Simon Billinge
    Research

    The luck of the materials scientist

    2018-10-18T15:19:00Z

    Studying the structure of disordered materials is complicated, but Simon Billinge explains how it opens the door to designer materials with desired properties

  • Close-up of the nanospray apparatus used in electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)
    Feature

    Medical mass spec

    2018-09-10T09:42:00Z

    Mass spectrometry can be used for more than just small molecules, meaning it is a vital tool in drug discovery and hospitals, as Clare Sansom discovers

  • A photograph of Bert Weckhuysen
    Research

    Lights – camera – catalysis!

    2018-08-23T14:33:00Z

    Like thousands of chemists worldwide, Bert Weckhuysen is a keen photographer. More unusually, however, he has found a way to bring his hobby and his research together

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    Feature

    Solvents and sustainability

    2018-04-13T11:00:00Z

    Organic solvents make up a huge part of the waste from the chemical industry. Clare Sansom looks at efforts to reduce the loss or replace them entirely

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    Feature

    The antibiotic countdown

    2018-03-02T11:30:00Z

    Where are the next generation of antibiotics going to come from? Clare Sansom looks at the pipeline

  • Vanessa Peterson
    Research

    From cement to batteries with help from a wombat

    2018-01-17T13:43:00Z

    Vanessa Peterson is in the fast lane when it comes to relating atomic-scale structures to a material’s function

  • Qiu in Banff, Canada, in 2012
    Research

    Harvesting holes

    2017-12-19T11:27:00Z

    Shilun Qiu was a farmer; now he’s a distinguished professor

  • A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola
    Feature

    Staying one step ahead of the game

    2017-11-17T12:04:00Z

    Clare Sansom examines the need for agile drug development when tackling emerging viral disease outbreaks

  • Susumu Kitagawa
    Research

    Spaces can be useful

    2017-11-08T14:06:00Z

    Truly functional MOFs are on the horizon but Susumu Kitagawa saw their potential when they were weak and idle

  • 2013 Bangalore IISc index
    Research

    Crystallising new concepts not once, but twice

    2017-09-28T13:09:00Z

    From supramolecular synthons to weak hydrogen bonds, Gautam Desiraju’s research has impacted several areas of chemistry

  • Deal or no deal - Hero
    Feature

    Deal or no deal?

    2017-02-17T16:36:00Z

    Clare Sansom highlights recent changes in the landscape of pharma company collaborations and acquisitions

  • 7/7 London bombings - Hero image
    Feature

    Separating the guilty and the innocent

    2016-10-20T16:27:00Z

    Chromatography is one of the key weapons in the forensic scientist’s arsenal, as Clare Sansom discovers

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    Feature

    When is an enzyme not a protein?

    2016-02-29T00:00:00Z

    When it’s a ribozyme. Clare Sansom reports

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    Feature

    Exploiting the data mine

    2015-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Chemists must embrace open data to allow us to collectively get the best out of the masses of new knowledge we unearth, reports Clare Sansom

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    Feature

    Combating rare diseases

    2015-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Developing drugs for treating rare diseases isn’t always financially viable. Clare Sansom looks at some recent success stories

  • Map and Geiger counter
    Feature

    Cleaning up after Fukushima

    2014-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Chemistry is playing a vital role in helping remove radioactive material from the environment after the 2011 disaster. Clare Sansom reports

  • Rubisco diffraction pattern
    Feature

    Life in the freeze frame

    2014-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Using x-rays to probe biological molecules has revolutionised science. Clare Sansom looks at a century of progress

  • old diffractometer
    Feature

    Crystal clear

    2013-12-13T00:00:00Z

    With the international year of crystallography upon us, Clare Sansom celebrates this important discipline

  • animals at a vet
    Feature

    Animal pharm

    2013-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Making drugs to treat animals is potentially lucrative – but also difficult, as Clare Sansom discovers

  • hands and molecule
    Feature

    People power

    2013-01-30T00:00:00Z

    Harnessing the wisdom – and money – of crowds has rocketed in popularity in recent years. Clare Sansom looks at whether chemistry can join the gang