The serendipitous discovery of a new green chemistry method

The serendipitous discovery of a new green chemistry method

Dr Petri Turhanen was working on a synthesis of a modified version of the biological molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), when he discovered that the cation exchange resin he was using was unintentionally producing another molecule. Closer investigation revealed that the molecule had been iodinated, meaning an iodine atom had been added. This specific reaction is challenging to perform using current […]

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Proactive strategic recruitment in research groups

Proactive strategic recruitment in research groups

Dr Jouni Kekäle, Human Resources Director at the University of Eastern Finland, has developed a proactive recruitment model to promote strategic academic recruitment. Successful recruitment is a significant aspect affecting academic outcomes. Proactive recruitment demonstrates how intrinsic motivation together with diversity within the research group and academic freedom are crucial elements required to promote the innovation that universities are searching […]

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