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Fraser Armstrong

Fraser Armstrong, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, obtained his BSc and PhD at the University of Leeds.  Before moving to Oxford in 1993 he was Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.  He carries out research on the mechanisms of biological redox reactions involving transition metals and has developed a suite of electrochemical techniques called Protein Film Electrochemistry to investigate complex electron transfer and catalytic reactions in enzymes.  He is particularly interested in how metalloenzymes are so efficient in catalysing redox conversions of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide, an area that has important implications for future renewable energy.  In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.  He has received many awards, including the 2010 Joseph Chatt Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (bioinorganic chemistry), the 2012 Barker Medal (electrochemistry) and the 2012 Davy Medal of the Royal Society.


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Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of about 70 books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professor­ships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC’s Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division.


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Colin Baird

Colin Baird is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario.   He has received the University's Edward G. Pleva Teaching Award and a national 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.


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Jeremy M. Berg

Jeremy M. Berg received his B.S. and M.S degrees in Chemistry from Stanford University (where he did research with Keith Hodgson and Lubert Stryer) and
his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard with Richard Holm. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Carl Pabo in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins from 1986 to 1990. He then moved to Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine as Professor and Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, where he remained until 2003. From 2003 to 2011,
he served as Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. In 2011, he moved to the University of Pittsburgh
where he is Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning and a faculty member in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology. He
is a recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry (1994), the Eli Lilly Award for Fundamental Research in Biological Chemistry (1995), the
Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist of the Year (1995), the Harrison Howe Award from the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (1997),
the Howard Schachman Public Service Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2011), and the Public Service Award from the
American Chemical Society (2011). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. While at Johns Hopkins, he received the W. Barry Wood Teaching Award (selected by medical students), the Graduate Student Teaching
Award, and the Professor’s Teaching Award for the Preclinical Sciences.


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Ira Blei

Ira Blei was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended public schools and graduated from Brooklyn College with B.S. and M.A. degrees in chemistry. After receiving Ph.D. degrees in physical biochemistry from Rutgers University, he worked for Lever Brothers Company in New Jersey, studying the effects of surface-active agents on skin. His next position was a Melpar Incorporated, in Virginia, where he founded a biophysics group that researched methods for the detection of terrestrial and extraterrestrial microorganisms. In 1967, Ira joined the faculty of the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and taught chemistry and biology there for three decades. His research has appeared in the Journal of Colloid Science, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and the Archives of Biophysical and Biochemical Science. He has two sons, one an engineer working in Berkeley, California, and the other a musician who lives and works in San Francisco. Ira is outdoors whenever possible, overturning dead branches to see what lurks beneath or scanning the trees with binoculars in search of new bird life, and has recently served as president of Staten island’s local Natural History Club.


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Rebecca Brewer

Rebecca Brewer received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, where her area of research was developing rapid analytical methods for field-testing contaminated ground water and soil. She taught graduate-level courses in analytical chemistry at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, part-time while working full-time at Cytec Industries, Stamford, Connecticut. More recently, she was a full-time faculty member at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where she taught the general, organic, and biochemistry course for five years. Becky is currently working full-time in industry, doing pharmaceutical research and development for Sandoz, Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado.


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Julio de Paula

Julio de Paula is a Professor of Chemistry at Lewis and Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University.  His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience.  He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis and writing.


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