Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie

Organic Chemistry

Synthesized (RNA) ribonucleic acid, and invented the drug ganciclovir

"The more we understand the world around us at the molecular level, the greater the role of chemistry in helping us further unravel life's secrets and bring opportunities including better health and nutrition to all societies."

I think the opportunities for exciting careers in science grow every year. The more we understand the world around us at the molecular level, the greater the role of chemistry in helping us further unravel life's secrets and bring opportunities including better health and nutrition to all societies. Chemistry deals with molecules and thus offers great opportunity and excitement to those who pursue it and understand its foundation. As an example, the basis of the biotechnology revolution is the understanding of life at the molecular level. But it is essential to remember that we cannot solve key issues of the environment or health by reading about them - it requires pursuit of the underlying scientific knowledge so a solid foundation in science is essential to really contributing to these key areas.

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