The SRUK Oxford constituency is happy to announce our upcoming “Science in the Park” social event. SRUK Oxford members and friends will be spending the afternoon at Oxford University Parks, where we will hear presentations from two of our outstanding members, David Egea Arrebola and Ana Silvan Bueno, followed by an afternoon full of fun!
When: Next Saturday, 24th July at 5pm.
Where: University Parks.
How: This is e free event! Come along to meet and greet fellow SRUK Oxford members and feel free to bring friends and family along.
David Egea Arrebola
David Egea Arrebola studied chemistry at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where later he also obtained his master’s in chemical research. He then moved to Oxford to start his PhD under the supervision of Profesor Stephen Fletcher, where he is currently working on the development of new metal-catalysed asymmetric reactions in the field of Organic Chemistry.
On “Science in the Park”, he will tell us about “Breaking the symmetry in drug design”. Most drugs, like our hands, exist as two mirror images of each other. The chemical and physical properties of the two "hands" of the drug are identical, but they start to behave differently when they interact with our bodies: whereas one of the hands can cause beneficial effects such as pain relief, the other can be as deadly as a poison. How we can distinguish and prepare only the one hand of the drug that is beneficial for us, will be the topic of this talk.
Ana Silván Bueno
Ana Silvan studied biology at Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, then she got an MSc in Human Assisted Reproduction. Since then, she has worked in different fertility clinics in Spain and she currently works as a senior clinical embryologist at Concept Fertility clinic in London.
On “Science in the Park”, she will talk about “Fertility treatments. What is it all about?”. Infertility, in vitro fertilization, sperm freezing…all of us have heard these terms before, but do we know what they mean? What happens inside the laboratory of a fertility clinic and how do we help people with fertility problems?
Why: Because 🙂