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Faces of Chemistry - Women in Chemistry

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Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science. Courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Women in Chemistry series.

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group work, working independently

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TeacherStudent

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14 to Postgraduate
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Mildred Cohn transformed the study of enzymes, building her own high-tech instruments when the right ones weren’t available. She also helped pioneer the technique of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and instruments like NMR spectrometers, which enabled her to study how enzymes and other proteins behave during chemical reactions in the body.