Planet PhD

Bruna Abreu: Green chemistry and drug synthesis

June 24, 2019

In this weeks episode we chat to Bruna Abreu from the University of Nottingham about her research in the synthesis of analogues of the antimalarial drug Artemisinin using flow chemistry techniques.

Bruna obtained her bachelor degree in Chemistry at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, where she did research in the synthesis of natural products. She then did a placement at Cambridge University where she learned about flow chemistry.

Listen to hear Veronica and Gigi struggle to grasp even the simplest chemical jargon, all about green chemistry and why it's so important and some pretty crazy stories which are bound to arise when you work with highly flammable chemicals...