Photosynthesis to the rescue

Photosynthesis to the rescue

Photosynthesis to the rescue

event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 6.00pm - 6.50pm BST
event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 6.00pm - 6.50pm BST
  • Portrait of Jenny Zhang
Can we work alongside nature to generate and store renewable energy?
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
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Cybercafé, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry | View details

Enjoy a glass of fizz and nibbles in our Cybercafé as Dr Jenny Zhang and her team show you how they are developing ways to re-wire living photosynthetic cells.

Their aim is to create new technologies that can sustainably generate and store renewable energy.

Speaker

Dr Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang

Jenny completed her PhD in bioinorganic chemistry at the University of Sydney, Australia, with a brief stint at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow at the University of Cambridge she explored how biocatalysts can be exploited to generate solar fuels, in an emerging field known as semi-artificial photosynthesis. Here in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, Jenny has continued and expanded this research, and in November 2023 was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Grant to develop an exciting new approach for accelerating synergistic interactions between biological and non-biological materials. She has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry in a post jointly funded by Newnham College.

Booking information

If you are aren't able to join in-person, you are able to watch the livestream here.

Capacity: 
104

Location

Cybercafé, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
CB2 1EW
United Kingdom

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