Methods for the determination and prediction of chemical structure and dynamics are essential to chemistry. We are at the forefront of developing new methodologies, as well as applying them to a wide range of chemical problems.
Chemical Biology spans the fields of chemistry and biology, applying chemical techniques to the study of biological systems, and utilising biological systems for new functions.
Computational chemistry develops and applies theories of quantum, molecular and statistical mechanics to understand the structure, properties and function of molecules and solids.
Materials Chemistry provides the link between atomic, molecular and supramolecular behaviour and the useful properties of a material. It lies at the core of many chemical-using industries.
An understanding of changes involving the nucleus of an atom, and of the properties of radioactive substances, is important for a host of applications related to energy supply, medicine and the environment.
Synthesis involves the atom-by-atom construction and elaboration of molecules using reagents as precision building tools. The power of synthesis allows us to design and realise fantastic molecular architectures that possess unprecedented physical and biological properties.