Tackling life's big challenges through the chemical sciences
Dr Amy Hall
Link UP! Challenge Team Member
......help save peoples lives in developing countries by trying to make medicines that treat Leishmaniasis. It is a neglected tropical disease that is caused by a parasite that is spread by sand flies. In some cases, leishmaniasis can be deadly.
.....Rosalind Franklin. She was a pioneer for X-ray crystallography and was the first person to get the X-ray structure of DNA.
.....baking, walking in the countryside, and watching football.
.....I was initially interested in making make-up. I thought that being able to wear chemistry on your face (safely!) was pretty cool.
.....working with people around the world (mainly in India and Brazil) to try treat Leishmaniasis together by different methods.
..…continue to contribute to science by working in the lab and writing scientific papers.
.....try not to worry too much, things have a way of working out. Work hard, but don’t forget to have fun, too.
.....my A-levels (chemistry, biology, psychology), and then I went to university to study pharmaceutical science, followed by a PhD in chemistry.