Voices in chemistry

Chemistry World and Notch Communications welcome you to our fifth special collection of content showcasing voices in chemistry. We bring together people from a variety of backgrounds that are driving innovation, challenging cultures, disrupting stereotypes and communicating science to inspire current and future generations.

Chemistry World and Notch are preparing our next digital supplement about the people and technology at the forefront of healthcare innovation. If you would like to get involved in this exciting opportunity, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

PerkinElmer's Ian Robertson beach sampling microplastics

Microplastics – A chance discovery leads to a research passion

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Tiny plastics are polluting our waterways, foods and drinks. To understand and combat this contaminant, we need to leverage technologies capable of detecting their presence and understanding their makeup

Nanoform team

Multidisciplinary science kick starts innovation

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Nanoform scientists discuss how their diverse personalities and scientific backgrounds foster innovation, helping them tackle problems from different angles, and design better processes

In case you missed them, check out our collections on detectives, innovators, sustainability and health technology

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Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine


The Covid-19 pandemic – and some very high profile backing – has led to malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine hitting the headlines worldwide.

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‘Cultural evolution’ needed to reinvigorate academic research


Research funding and academic reward systems should get an overhaul to recognise mentoring and public engagement

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Better together


Your chance to get involved in shaping the future of Chemistry World

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The indomitable Toshiko Mayeda

Matthew Shindell traces one female scientist’s story from an internment camp to studying the chemistry of the solar system