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TransMed Conference

The TransMed Student Conference was on the 31st May-1st June, and was organised by Optima students for PhD students studying physical sciences with an application to healthcare.

We had students from all around the UK. The speakers were Prof. Tony James from Bath University, Prof. AP De Silva from Queen's University Belfast, Dr Ruchi Gupta from the University of Hull, and Stuart Cantrill the Chief Editor of Nature Chem.

Chemical Cultures

The School of Chemistry recently ran a Chemical Cultures event. This was designed to bring together our staff and students from different countries and showcase food and drink from each.

Fifteen different countries were represented at the food stalls and around ten teams took part in the quiz in what proved to a be a vibrant and successful evening.

We look forward to hosting more in the future!

Higher Education Academy Fellow

Recent PhD graduate Nicola Bell has been accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a result of the teaching experience she gained during her doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry.

Nicola was one of the first recipients of the PhD development scholarship in Teaching in Higher Education, a precursor to the Principals development scholarships, which provides for PhD students to gain experience tutoring and lecturing have involvement in designing courses, writing and marking exams. 

Stoddart Prize 2014

Dr Anne Thielbeer (n??e Hansen) is the winner of the 2014 Stoddart Prize. Anne did her PhD in the Bradley group and is now working in industrial R&D in Austria, on development of inkjet inks for food packaging/medical applications/3D printing.

Stoddart Prize winners are expected not only to have demonstrated superior research accomplishments throughout their time at Edinburgh but they should also have contributed to the life of students within the School of Chemistry and beyond.

Joseph Black Conference 2015

The inaugural Joseph Black Conference: Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh was held on Wednesday 27th May at the Appleton Tower. Attended by over 230 delegates, the event allowed all 2nd and 3rd year members of the Graduate School the opportunity to present their work to their peers, academic staff and industrial partners.

It was also a great way to share ideas, and to come together as a graduate school to celebrate the breadth and quality of research carried out in the school.