Students from the School of Chemistry had a fantastic opportunity recently to enhance their employability skills and gain insights from staff from multi-national company Reckitt Benckiser. The workshop is part of the ‘Chemistry Concept to Consumer’ series of careers workshops run by Deborah Fowlis and Dr Phil Bailey.
Congratulations to Yael Ben-Tal and Harvey Dale, both from the Lloyd-Jones group, who have been awarded 2020 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) International Travel Prizes! This is the second year in a row that our students have been awarded this prize.
Congratulations to Yael Ben-Tal from the Lloyd-Jones group who was awarded the first equal place poster prize at the annual RSC Perkin Meeting, held at St Andrews University on Thurs Jan 9th.
Her winning poster was on "Shedding light on the mechanism of photoredox cross-electrophile coupling by in-situ illumination NMR”
Her first job will be to present her biocatalysis work at the EYCN 2020 event in Sitges, Spain in January. Over the next two years Shona will build networks with other young chemists from across Europe.
After applying on the recommendation of Professor Alison Hulme, I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Roche Continents programme. As a PhD student in Atmospheric Chemistry, I enjoy both science and arts and this was a perfect opportunity for me to explore creativity and the innovation process in both disciplines.
Seven students from the School of Chemsitry recently received The Edinburgh Award (Leadership) for Chemistry Community Building. Undergraduate students who held the Edinburgh Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement and postgraduate taught and research students were eligible to take part.
This year the following students achieved the award:
The Horrocks Group are once again extremely grateful for a donation made by Dr. Jim Love to support their research into neurodegenerative diseases. His previous gift helped to fund a single-molecule microscope that is currently being used to look at protein "clumps" that are formed in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. His second gift will be used to continue this important work, and will allow Owen Kantelberg, a second year Ph.D.
3rd year MChem student Adam McLauchlan helped the Edinburgh team to success as it began the defence of its University Challenge title. The Edinburgh team this year are represented by Richard Moon, Adam McLauchlan, Isaac Stephens and captained by Emma Williams.
The Edinburgh team comfortably won their 1st round match by 165 points to 90 against Birkbeck, London. They now progress through to the second round.
Commenting on the first round win and his experience of the competition,