Technically funny doctor-to-be

For the last two weeks I’ve neglected everyone and everything in order to meet the deadline for my PhD thesis text, which I’m supposed to submit in a week. But I took that one morning off. Two weeks ago Dr Matthew Murtha invited me to his Technically Funny radio show (Tue-Thu, 10 am – 12…

‘Seafood Tango’. Full show

Let me show you a short video, with lots of music and few clothes. Plus, you’ll learn about contaminants in food. The Internet is about to explode! Last May I performed my last show at the SETAC Europe 27th annual meeting. It was a cabaret about contaminants in seafood from Europe. More precisely, it was…

(Unofficial) Periodic Table Day

It might not be popular as it’s not an official international day, but today, 7th of February, is periodic table day. There’s always geeks celebrating whatever they obsess over. The National Periodic Table Day Foundation was created with quite a transparent objective. They chose the 7th of February because on that day John Newlands—who invented…

Final names for the new chemical elements

Something that affects me as a chemist and a terminologist has happened. I’m obviously not talking about my sprained wrist after falling off my bike, which forced me to write this post with only my right hand. Yes, that happened, but it affects me many additional parts of my life. The IUPAC (International Union of…

1st SETAC science slam across the pond

It’s been almost two months since my post about the science slam in SETAC Nantes (video of the whole show included—check it out!). If you got any ideas from that, you should know that it’s happening again soon in Orlando. It has now been three years of successful science slams for SETAC Europe. In exactly…

Science slam: Enjoy learning science

A year ago I introduced some of you to the science slam world through my application. It’s about time to tell you about the consequences of that. In April 2015, I performed in a special session of a scientific congress. The aim of that session was to present our work in a way that it…

Posters at scientific congresses

A year ago I posted about scientific congresses, where researchers share their results. I mentioned posters and today they’re getting the post they deserve. Last Monday I showed two posters at the SETAC congress in Nantes. Scientists present our results in poster format for different reasons. First situation is when we aim at an oral…

The chemistry of wine – 1

It’s been five years since my masters analysing polyphenols–antioxidant compounds–in wine. This year I’m publishing a series of posts on the winemaking process and its chemistry. Winemaking consists on several steps. In this series titled The chemistry of wine, winemaking is divided into twelve steps, seven of which include chemical transformations. Notice that chemical does…