Kylie has always been fascinated by how cells function, and to get a deeper understanding she studied Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and is now applying chemical techniques to address questions in biology. Her group are particularly interested in bacteria that live on hydrogen gas as their energy source and what they can teach us about using hydrogen as a sustainable fuel. Her group are also developing ways to harness enzymes in new ways for producing complex chemicals that are hard to synthesise in the laboratory. Kylie speaks regularly in schools about careers in chemistry.
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Oxfordshire Science Festival
Oxfordshire Science Festival is back! The festival takes you on a journey to the limits of human knowledge. Take part in thought-provoking debates and exciting talks, get hands-on in science fairs, and be inspired by science through the arts, with comedy, theatre, storytelling or cabaret.
The festival will feature many Oxford researchers...
Board Games: Movers and Shakers
Ludo, Snakes & Ladders and Draughts are all popular past-times, but in the last couple of decades a new generation of board games from designers with a background in maths and science has begun to break the Monopoly monopoly. Perhaps the most successful of these is multi award winning Reiner Knizia, who joins mathematician Katie Steckles...
Making faces: New insights into craniofacial malformations
Craniofacial malformations, i.e. those that affect the head and face, make up over one-third of all congenital birth defects. These types of abnormalities can also have the greatest impact on patients, who often have concerns about their appearance that can have a significant impact on their quality of life....
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