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.

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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

Bundle of dried cinnamon sticks



How did a tree bark from Sri Lanka become one of the essential flavours of the festive season?

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Straightening afro hair

Are hair relaxers damaging to health?


Different chemistries have been designed to turn curly hair straight, but in all cases questions remain about their safety, finds Rachel Brazil

Kurt Wuthrich

Nobel laureate speaks of experiencing ‘male discrimination’ at annual Lindau meeting


Kurt Wüthrich describes climate of meeting of Nobel laureates as hostile

Woman at computer

Share of women in US government Stem jobs has been static since 2005


Women are underrepresented in US federal Stem jobs and leave these posts at a higher rate than men, but more female supervisors might help