Keyword: Department of Chemistry
Hackmanite is an exceptional mineral – it changes colour and glows in the dark. Research on the material started by chance at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turku, and researchers there have been astounded by its versatility. Hackmanite’s properties have been tested in the bunkers of the Sweden’s Ministry of Defence and, within a year, the mineral will be sent to space.
Turku PET Centre opens a call for grant applications for scientific research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry. The grant is for research in preclinical development of new radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET).
Increasing antibiotic resistance of bacteria is one of the biggest future challenges of medicine. A recent study found that compounds fractionated from cloudberry seeds have a significant antimicrobial activity against MRSA, a hospital bacterium.
The new Aurum building of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University on the University Hill has been completed. The significant chemistry cluster in Aurum promotes collaboration in research and teaching and, at the same time, the boost to the industry benefits the regional partners.
Researchers from the University of Turku have discovered a new method of X-ray imaging based on the colouring abilities of the natural mineral hackmanite. The international group of researchers also found out how and why hackmanite changes colour upon exposure to X-rays.
The Department of Chemistry developes new tools for the needs of drug development and diagnostics as well as new solutions for sensors, energy storage and energy transfer.
Department of Chemistry educates experts for many fields of industry, research and teaching. The research carried out at the department aims to provide solutions to numerous everyday challenges starting from medicinal molecules designed for people and animals via new intelligent materials all the way to slowing down the climate change using the defense compounds of plants.
The chemistry department teaches professionals of broad education in natural sciences for different posts in the industry, in societies and the community, as well as in the education. A student interested in research career may also continue to graduate studies either in Finland or abroad.
Materials Chemistry Research Group (MCRG) at the University of Turku obtained a Raman microscope device. This unique instrument offers information on structure and chemical properties of materials, non-destructively.