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Time to break the barriers

The launch of our new report on issues surrounding retention and progression of women in the chemical sciences featured lively discussion and powerful reflection, with a unanimous call for action.

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'Breaking the barriers' report calls for zero-tolerance over academia's inequality problem

Our new report cites poor management culture, short-term funding contracts and lack of recognition as key barriers to women's progression in the UK chemical sciences

An illustrious route into the chemical sciences

On Friday we celebrated the graduation of a number of apprentices from across our collaborating colleges and employers.

The explosive science of fireworks

Our education coordinator Dr Joanna Buckley invited the BBC to the chemistry laboratories at the University of Sheffield to take a closer look at the science behind fireworks.

Personalised drugs – the future of cancer treatment?

ChemSci Pick of the Week – A self-powered biosensor could detect cancer cells, treat them, and evaluate how well the treatment has worked in real time, providing a quick and easy way to refine treatment methods – this could one day allow us to develop personalised cancer treatments.

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