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  1. Podcast9 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Smashing through science’s glass ceiling

    Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne was recently named one of 12 Distinguished Women In Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  2. 19 March 2018 - Go Figure

    The science behind Novichok

    As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.

  3. 11 March 2018 - Science Matters

    Trailblazing for women in science

    The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

  4. 16 November 2017 - Science Matters

    Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese

    University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.

  5. 12 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics

    A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.

  6. 1 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope

    Copper could hold the key to a new treatment for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, giving hope to those suffering from this devastating disease

  7. 24 March 2016 - Go Figure

    Six reasons behind our love of chocolate

    By name and by nature, chocolate is worshipped the world over. But what is it, how is it made, and why do we love it so much? Here’s chemistry to explain.

  8. 16 February 2016 - Science Matters

    Found: The little surprise in leafy greens

    Scientists have solved a 50-year mystery after discovering an enzyme that allows 'good' gut bacteria to feed off the sugar in leafy green vegetables.