Congratulations to Dr Clint Veale, who has been announced as a recipient of a 2020 FLAIR Fellowship. Dr Veale studied for an MSc in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry and graduated from the School of Chemistry in 2010.
Prizes and Awards
Congratulations to Dr Jean O'Donoghue who has won this year's EUSA Outstanding Support Staff Award. Jean is a project manager for the OPTIMA Centre for Doctoral Training and also our Equality and Diversity Coordinator.
The award recognises those staff who help studies run smoothly by doing some of the following:
Professor Michael Seery has been nominated for the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Scheme.
The NTF Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. It has been running since 2000.
The results of the nominations will be announced in the summer.
Prof. Scott Cockroft has been selected as this month's reviewer of the month for Nature's Communications Chemistry.
Each month we like to publicly acknowledge an outstanding reviewer for their advice. We look to thank reviewers who offered constructive, fair-minded, insightful remarks which we feel were of exceptional value to the authors and indeed the editors.
Congratulations to Yael Ben-Tal and Harvey Dale, both from the Lloyd-Jones group, who have been awarded 2020 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) International Travel Prizes! This is the second year in a row that our students have been awarded this prize.
Congratulations to Yael Ben-Tal from the Lloyd-Jones group who was awarded the first equal place poster prize at the annual RSC Perkin Meeting, held at St Andrews University on Thurs Jan 9th.
Her winning poster was on "Shedding light on the mechanism of photoredox cross-electrophile coupling by in-situ illumination NMR”
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.
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.