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Chemistry: Studying Proteins With Spectroscopy With Dr Tharin Blumenschein From University of East Anglia

December 6 @ 15:35 - 16:35


In this session, Dr Tharin Blumenschein, Associate Professor in Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy from the School of Chemistry at University of East Anglia, will explore Studying Proteins with Spectroscopy.

Proteins are large molecules which can have a variety of chemical properties, depending on the amino acids in the composition of each specific protein. This versatility makes proteins important in every chemical process in living organisms.

A variety of spectroscopic techniques are used to study proteins.

This talk will cover the basics of what proteins are chemically, and how they can be studied by UV/visible spectroscopy, fluorescence, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Speaker Profile (Please click): Dr Tharin Blumenschein

Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Chemistry and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about studying Chemistry and, more specifically, the use of Spectroscopy.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



December 6
15:35 - 16:35
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