Throughout history, disease epidemics have been ubiquitous in agriculture. Yellow rust is a major fungal disease of wheat. In recent years, new isolates of the pathogen have caused wide-scale epidemics in Europe, Africa and the Americas.
The visualisation of three dimensional structures of molecules and the fluent translation between two dimensional representations and reality have long been recognised as challenges for the chemistry student.
Synthesis of new DNA binding compounds to target genetic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. It is often assumed that DNA exists only as the iconic Watson-Crick double helix but it can actually adopt many different types of structure depending on the sequence and environmental conditions.