Work from Dr Martin Paterson has been published in the new flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Science. The paper, "Comparing the ultraviolet photostability of azole chromophores" is a joint experimental/theoretical study of the photostability mechanisms in some nitrogenic heterocycles. This work shows how nature has chosen certain chromophores over others as these can convert and dissipate electronic energy from UV light to thermal energy and photoprotect biochemical molecules.