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.
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.