Stephen Wallace

  • Photomicrograph of a flower ovary and ovule, artificially stained
    News

    The benefits of synthetic biology

    19 August 2017

    Why chemists need to embrace this rapidly developing field

  • Glowsticks
    Podcast

    Diphenyl oxalate

    7 May 2014

    Nature has a range of ways to create bioluminescence. Not to be outdone, chemists create their own glow with diphenyl oxalate.

  • Tasting something bitter
    Podcast

    Phenylthiocarbamide

    30 October 2013

    By tasting fantastically bitter, but only to some, phenylthiocarbamide (or PTC) exposed the genetics of taste

  • Golden poison frog
    Podcast

    Batrachotoxin

    26 March 2014

    Stephen Wallace introduces batrachotoxin, a deadly toxin that comes from a beautiful little frog