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Prizes and Awards

First Prize for Poster

Congratulations to Harvey Dale, a PhD student in the Lloyd-Jones group, who was awarded first prize by Prof Ben List for his poster presentation “Taming Ambident Triazole Nucleophiles: Molecular Recognition and Organocatalysis“. The prize was awarded at the SCI Advances in Organocatalysis Conference, which was recently held in London.

Silver Social Responsibility and Sustainability Award

The School of Chemistry has once again been recognised by attaining the Silver Award by the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Lab Awards. The School as a whole demonstrated excellent practices and a commitment to continue improving the sustainability performance of their labs. The team has focused tirelessly on creating wide-spread engagement of staff and students with sustainability through its range of initiatives and displaying materials.

2 Awards for Our Students

Well done to Jianzhu “Cora” Wang (a PhD student in the Lusby group) who received a prize for her poster titled “Promoting Endo/Exo Diels-Alder Selectivity using a Simple Pd2L4 Catalyst” at the annual RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry meeting  held at Lancaster University on on Tuesday 18th Dec.

Gold Medal for iGEM Team

Congratulations to the 2018 Edinburgh Undergraduate iGEM team who have been awarded a Gold Medal at the annual iGEM jamboree event in Boston. The interdisciplinary team comprised members from across the University and this year included Chemistry (MBC) student Inga Gražulytė.

Enactus World Cup

Prince Chakanyuka is a chemistry student who is also part of Enactus Edinburgh. With colleagues from Edinburgh he recently attended the Enactus World Cup in the USA. Here he tells us about his experiences at Edinburgh and at the competition in California.