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Professor Ben Davis works in the Department of Chemistry and is a Fellow of Pembroke College.

My main interest is in the construction and use of complex biomolecules to understand how biology works and to exploit that understanding in biotechnology and therapy.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in research related to environmental challenges?

It has a richness of far-thinking, truly academic colleagues who aim high and choose goals that matter.

What is the biggest environmental challenge facing the planet right now?

Working together to realise that our reward for creating a mutually beneficial environment will be (and has always been) health and happiness (and that there is nothing new in that). The lessons are old ones – selfish, animalistic responses to threats will lead to our undoing; altruistic, far-sighted, communal responses can be our salvation.

Despite the challenges, are you optimistic about our future?  

Yes, with qualifications.

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