Dr Hamied 'Frontiers in Chemistry' Alumni Webinar- Women in Chemistry

Dr Hamied 'Frontiers in Chemistry' Alumni Webinar- Women in Chemistry

Dr Hamied 'Frontiers in Chemistry' Alumni Webinar- Women in Chemistry
Thursday 3 February 2022, 6.00pm to 7.15pm GMT
Thursday 3 February 2022, 6.00pm to 7.15pm GMT
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National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute

Celebrating the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Professor Melinda Duer and Charlotte Allerton
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Alumni and guests

Our two guest speakers are both alumni of the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry. Professor of Biological and Biomedical Chemistry Melinda Duer and Pfizer’s Head of Medicine Design Charlotte Allerton will discuss their recent topical research, as well as their journeys as women in science, as we support the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science and recognise the contribution so many women have made to Chemistry.

Deputy Head of Department Dr Nick Bampos, in his role as Equality Champion & Athena Swan Committee Chair, will introduce the webinar and moderate an interactive question and answer session with the speakers.

Speakers

Professor Melinda Duer

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Melinda Duer

Professor of Biological and Biomedical Chemistry Melinda Duer has a broad range of research interests from the development of tissues, the molecular structure of their organic matrix and mineral components, and how they are implicated in degenerative diseases and aging. Recently, her interests have led her to found Cambridge Oncology. Melinda studied Natural Sciences as an undergrad at Robinson, and went on to complete her PhD under the supervision of Dr Malcolm Gerloch.

Charlotte Allerton

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Charlotte Allerton

Charlotte Allerton is Head of Medicine Design at Pfizer, where she leads the scientific disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, dynamics and metabolism (PDM) and discovery sciences. Most recently she has been leading the discovery of Pfizer’s novel COVID-19 oral treatment, now awaiting regulatory feedback regarding potential emergency authorisations. Charlotte completed her BSc at the University of Nottingham, and her MPhil in organic chemistry at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Ian Paterson, who recalls: “Charlotte was one of my star students.”

Dr Nick Bampos

Nick Bampos

Deputy Head of Department Dr Nick Bampos, whose research interests involve using NMR for the structural and dynamic characterisation of a diverse range of compounds, has been the driving force behind the Department’s Athena Swan Silver award and other initiatives for advancing gender equality.

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