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Careers in Biochemistry

This Catalyst article looks at young people working in biochemistry, detailing how they got to where they are and what their job involves.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

 Catalyst is a...

How Science Works: Asthma on the Run

From Teachers TV, this takes a look into the research of biochemist Ceri Harrop. She specialises in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficulties.

As part of Ceri's research, she meets with 400m runner Wayne Ashall who suffers from asthma. Ceri and Wayne carry...

Inside STEM careers: research into plant pollinators

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of plant research scientist, Beverley Glover. Through activities based around plant adaptations, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.

Beverley Glover is a lecturer...

Inside STEM careers: investigating antioxidants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of plant research scientist, Jess Chu. Through investigating vitamin C in plants, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.

Jess is looking into the anticancer properties...

Inside STEM careers: investigating habitats

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of landscape ecologist, Amy Eycott. Through investigating habitats and biodiversity, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in ecology and biology.

Amy works for the Forestry Commission...

Inside STEM Careers: cloning endangered plants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of conservation biotechnologist, Jonathan Kendon. Through investigating the effects of human activity on the environment, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in ecology and plant biology....

Inside STEM careers: investigating antimicrobial properties

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of the plant biologist, Julian Ma. Through seeing how natural and genetically-modified plants can produce medicines, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.

Julian is...

Alison Foster: a Chemist in the World of Plants

Alison Foster has combined her education in Chemistry with her love of plants to engage in some exciting projects at the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens. This Catalyst article gives a profile of her career choices, and introduces a public engagement activity called Chemistry in the Garden.

Alison began...

Down to Earth: Scientists Today - Dr Holly Bridge

This resource, which links to the topic of light, takes the form of an interview with a modern day scientist, Dr Holly Bridge.

Holly uses modern technology to look at how the brain processes the images of the world that we see through our eyes. She talks about how different parts of the brain process...

Biochemistry: the Career Guide

This Biochemical Society careers resource is aimed at students and provides an overview of the impact of biochemistry on other areas of science, a description of what biochemistry is and an illustration of the range of organisations which employ biochemists.

There is also a description of the types of...

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