Collaboration with international researchers at Sirius (Brazil) allows unprecedented views into modern materials. As Africa remains the only continent without a synchrotron facility, partnerships with researchers at these facilities provide vital resources to develop new catalysts and energy materials.
Cobalt is found at the active site of several key enzymes. But why does a relatively rare and inert metal play such an important role in our metabolism? This has been a question of interest to biochemists, inorganic chemists, and coordination chemists for decades. Read about Helder Marques’ life-long fascination with the inorganic chemistry of vitamin B12