• Question: hello laurence, what is your favourite subject to do in science?and why?

    Asked by summer5678 to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by epicndunz.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      I guess Laurence will answer that 😉

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Yep .. I’m guessing chemistry .. but I could be wrong 😛

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      Laurence Harwood answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Chemistry!!! Chemistry!!! Chemistry!!!!!

      Actually I am an “organic chemist” which doesn’t mean what you might think it means. I deal with molecules which contain carbon – the very building blocks of life itself – everything from sugars, fats and proteins down to oils, perfumes and medicines. I fact, much of my research is in the area of trying to find cures for cancer and AIDS. Maybe I and my research group will never individually find cure but our work will help others to do so. It is fun and so satisfying to know we might do some good.

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 14 Mar 2012: