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Nobel Prize for Edinburgh Alumnus

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.

Crystallography Prizes for Young Researchers

Andrew Maloney, from the Parsons group, won the Industrial Crystallography Prize for best presentation at the recent British Crystallographic Association Meeting at the University of Warwick.

The meeting saw more than 50 speakers over four days, including a lecture by Dan Schectman, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 2011. As well as discussion sessions throughout the meeting, there was a chance for 14 young crystallographers to interact and get together, with the first day of the meeting given over to their talks.

Doctors of the Future

Some of our OPTIMA students have starred in a documentary made by the Royal Society of Medicine with ITN productions called "Doctors of the Future".

The documentary shows how EPSRC funding of healthcare technologies via Centres for Doctoral Training ensures cross disciplinary work. This helps create new innovations for future doctors by bringing the various disciplines closer together.

You can see a segment of the full programme below:

Two Prizes at Electrochemistry Symposium

Congratulations to Victoria Camus from Dr Colin Campbell's group who won the best student speaker prize, and to Andrew Piper of Prof. Andrew Mount's group, who won a poster prize at the RSC Butler Electrochemistry Symposium today in Glasgow University.

The one-day symposium gave researchers from across Scotland and the North of England to meet with their peers and present the results of their research in any field related to electrochemistry.