“If living things, including us, are just made of chemicals, then we should be able to create life in a beaker”.
A number of NLS students joined Prof Peter Sadler of Warwick University as he attempted to do just that!
“Which elements of the periodic table are essential for life? Are they all coded for by genomes, and if so how?”
Students in attendance at this Royal Society of Chemistry event discovered that there are many things about the elements of life and medicines that we do not understand such as the fact that “the inorganic chemistry of life is relatively unexplored and may hold the key to treating intractable diseases and to understanding the origin of life itself” [IGGY].
Many thanks to the Chemistry team and Mr Reyat for organising this…