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Have fun, be protected

Working in a lab very often requires some kind of protection: gloves, safety goggles, lab coat, hearing protection. Sandra now at BASF in Ludwigshafen had fun getting ready for her work in the medicinal chemistry lab at EMBL!

Here, she is about to grind potassium permanganate and copper sulfate to a fine powder. This is a special recipe for oxidising alcohols to aldehydes to make artificial lipid derivatives.

To make her work even more fun, Sandra listens to Melodic Death Metal through her headphones a genre she also performs herself as a singer.

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