Discovering the Chemistry of Health

Discovering The Chemistry of Health

Our Science for All Talks continued with the title “Discovering The Chemistry of Health” after the “The Future of Water, The Planet’s Life Source” talk occurred in Antalya.

Chemistry plays a key role in keeping us healthy. With the innovations made possible by the business of chemistry, today we are living healthier and longer. We have lived more than 30 years longer over the past century. 

New developments in nanotechnology and materials have chemistry at their core.

At such a time, we would like to focus on chemistry focused pharmaceutical developments that impact our health and quality of our lives.

Is it possible to have better life through chemistry? What is the benefit of new inventions to our daily lives? “Discovering the Chemistry of Health” Talk tried to find answers to those questions.


You could ask your questions about Discovering The Chemistry of Health through Twitter with the hashtag #herkesicinbilim. We collected them all and asked our speaker on behalf of you. You could also watch the talk live through Periscope on Twitter and listened to the answers to your questions.

Our live stream on Periscope started on September 08th, at 20.00. 

SkyTürk 360 TV channel recorded the talk and it was broadcast on TV.


Professor David Phillips

David Phillips graduated from the University of Birmingham (BSc and PhD). He enjoyed postdoctoral experience in Austin, Texas, USA, and in Moscow, USSR, before joining the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in 1967. He started to work in Imperial College London in 1989 as the Professor of Physical Chemistry and became the Head of Department of Chemistry in 1992 and Hofmann Professor of Chemistry in 1999.

He is currently Senior Science Ambassador, Schools, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London.

Professor Phillips was awarded the Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society for public understanding and dissemination of science. He is the author of some 594 research papers, reports and reviews in photochemistry.

In 1999, he received the OBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours for services to science education, and CBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list for services to chemistry. He was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 2010-2010, and is now Past-President. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015.