Dr Julien Michel is a co-recipient of the 9th Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Award in 2020. The Award recognises Julien’s work on molecular simulation methods for the optimisation of protein-ligand interactions, and in particular, for the application of this technology to the discovery of a novel class of potent cyclophilin inhibitors with potential application in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Prizes and Awards
The Our Health project has been selected to receive Principal's Teaching Award Scheme funding. Our Health projects create community-based research that invites local communities to set real-world research questions and agendas around health and wellbeing. The project is based on the ‘science shops’ model that is used widely across Europe to try to bridge research institutes and wider society.
Seven students from the School of Chemsitry recently received The Edinburgh Award (Leadership) for Chemistry Community Building. Undergraduate students who held the Edinburgh Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement and postgraduate taught and research students were eligible to take part.
This year the following students achieved the award:
Matthew Markham, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has achieved 2nd place in the UK in the International Quant Championship.
The International Quant Championship is a global, quantitative finance competition takes place on WorldQuant’s intuitive, web-based simulation platform, WebSim, an online environment where users can translate ideas for predicting the movement of financial markets. This year saw over 20,000 participant enter, representing 3,000 universities across 140 countries.
Euan Doidge is the winner of this year's Norma and Fraser Stoddart Prize.
Euan gave a talk at the award ceremony entitled "WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction" which covered his research experiences and his passion for teaching and science communication.
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.
Congratualtions to Euan!
Congratulations to Katie Grant, who won the runner up prize representing the School of Chemistry at the @SCIupdate National Undergraduate Research Symposium which took place at Imperial College on the 28th of June. Her talk was titled "“A Mechanistic Study of the gem-Difluorocyclopropanation of Alkenes by TMSCF3“.
Congratulations to Aaron Scott from the Lusby and Brechin groups who won best poster prize at the Scottish Dalton meeting held at Heriot Watt University on the 10th June for his poster entitled "Paramagnetic Metallosupramolecular Coordination Cages".
The poster described the host-guest chemistry of [M4L6] cages in which guest encapsulation can be exploited to manipulate the anisotropy of the Co(II) ions and hence the magnetic behaviour of the cage.