International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Lesley Wright Ideas Activities
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    Dungog NSW 2420, Australia
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    Tel 61249921735
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    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I am a recently-retired Biochemist working in Infectious Diseases, especially fungal diseases, where I had an interest in enzymes and in designing new antifungal drugs.

I am now working with Gresford primary School in rural NSW, Australia in a programme called "CSIRO Scientists in Schools". I help take science classes at the school one day a week for Kindergarten to year 6, and aim to interest the children in science, and even to encourage some to take a career path in science. It would be very exciting for them to be part of world-wide study programmes, and any new ideas would be most welcome.