On the 5th of September a one day conference, NMR for Industry, took place at the University of Stirling. It was organised on behalf of the Scottish NMR User Group (SNUG) by Dr Nicholle Bell who did a splendid job, attracting more than 30 active participant from a dozen of companies.
This year's Stoddart Prize was awarded to Dr Andrew Maloney on Monday 18th April.
Before accepting the prize from Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Dr Maloney gave a lecture about his research entitled "Intermolecular distances and intermolecular energies - PIXEL analysis of interactions in organic and inorganic systems".
Congratulations to Nicholas Dominelli-Whiteley from Dr Scott Cockroft's group who was selected from among around 100 poster presenters as a prize winner at the 23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry held last week in Sydney, Australia.
His poster was entitled "The energetic limit of cooperativity in H-bond chains."
The IUPAC conference is a biannual event which has previously been held in Durham and Ottawa.
Congratulations to Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley and Dr James Cooper, both from the Cockroft group, for respectively winning the Nature Chemistry and ACS Central Science poster prizes at the 5th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates held last week in Bath.
We enjoyed considerable success at the recent 50th Universities of Scotland Inorganic Chemistry (USIC) conference.
The ATALANTE Conferences provide an international forum for presentations and discussions on advances for future fuel cycles and waste management.
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Professor Bernard L Feringa have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines.
Professer Sir Fraser Stoddart studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1964 and his PhD in 1966. He was also awarded a DSc degree by the University in 1980 for his research into stereochemistry beyond the molecule, was named Edinburgh's Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and knighted in 2006.