Who would imagine that to make improvements to personal care and household products, scientists would look to the fields of medicine and geography? Yet that's exactly what chemists at the University have done – with great success.
University of Birmingham's Dr Simon Cotton was recently interviwed by Free Radio to warn of the dangers of 2,4-dinitrophenol, commonly known as DNP, and the string of young people who have fallen victim to the fatal chemical.
Dr Simon Cotton, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the university of Birmingham's School of Chemistry, has contributed to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News about a breakthrough in tackling food fraud.
Professor Rachel O'Reilly has been appointed to be the next Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. She will take up her new position on 1 August 2018.