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Prizes and Awards

Newton Fund PhD Placement Award

Claudia Garcia-Guzman, from Professor Mark Bradley's group, has been awarded a Newton Fund PhD Placement Award. The award will allow Claudia to spend time studying with Dr Kaustabh Kumar Maiti in Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Dr Maiti is an international expert in the application of SERS nanotags for cancer diagnostics. Claudia will work on the development of optical probes for lung cancer detection during her placement.

RSC Tilden Prize 2015

The prize has been awarded for his "extensive interdisciplinary work in the area of chemical biology, with a specific focus on the control and manipulation of stem cells"

The Tilden Prize is an annual award given to researchers for advances in chemistry. The prize particularly recognises the originality and impact of research and the collaborative nature of the winner's work. Professor Bradley works with researchers from various areas of chemistry and the biomedical sciences.

Athena SWAN Gold Award

The School of Chemistry has become only the second ever recipient of an Athena SWAN Gold award. The award is given for excellence in the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET). Athena SWAN requires award holders to put in place policies to promote equality in areas such as organisational culture, work-life balance and promotion policies.

Outstanding Referee

Each year around 140 out of 48000 active referees from around the world are recognised in this way. The selection of Outstanding Referees was made based on 25 years of records on over 80,000 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts by APS.

Refereeing is a difficult and time-consuming task and we are pleased to see Philip being recognised for his contribution.

Euan Brechin Elected FRSE

Fellows are elected following a rigorous five-stage election process, and play an important role in ensuring that the RSE can continue its work for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Amongst its wide range of activities the Royal Society of Edinburgh provides: independent advice to Government and Parliament; research and enterprise Fellowships; education programmes for young people; conference and events aimed at both public engagment and specialists.

Euan, Professor of Coordination Chemistry, is one of 47 new UK and International Fellows.