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.
Prizes and Awards
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.
Proteus Director Prof Mark Bradley and Clinical Lead Prof Kev Dhaliwal, are to be awarded the Combined Royal Colleges Medal from the Royal Photographic Society for “an outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or application of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging”.
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.
Congratulations to Rachel Fisher for the award of the William Darling Memorial Prize for her work in enhancing the reputation of the University.
Rachel, who has recently completed her PhD, was awarded this prize in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Public Engagement.
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.
Congratulations to Giulia Novelli, a 1st year PhD student in the Parsons group, who has been awarded a poster prize in the IUCr Journals Applied Crystallography category at the European Crystallographic Meeting in Oviedo last week for her poster "Carbon Molecules in Space: a Thermal Equation of State Study of Solid Hexamethylenetetramine."