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Recycling Success

The School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh’s Glove Recycling Scheme has just passed the combined total of 15,000 kg of disposable gloves and rescued them from going straight to landfill. The scheme started in late 2014. That is the equivalent weight of 2.5 T-Rex, 4.6 Orcas, 33 Polar Bears, 3000 Golden Eagles or 75,000 bumblebees!

Infographic showing what 15,000kg of gloves is equal to

Scottish Dalton Poster Prize

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.

UK and India Come Together to Combat Tuberculosis in India

Chennai, 3 June 2019: The University of Edinburgh and the Indian Council of Medical Research’s National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis are conducting a 4 day workshop with participants from the UK & India with focus on “Achieving rapid, accurate and affordable diagnosis of tuberculosis and drug resistant tuberculosis in minimally resourced settingsfrom 3 to 6 June 2019 in Chennai.

New Paper in Journal of Lipid Research

The Campopiano group have published a paper in the May issue of JLR where they describe the kinetics differences between the human and bacterial forms of serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) - the first enzyme in sphingolipid biosynthesis.

The paper is also the first publication between the University of Edinburgh and The Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) in collaboration with RFI Director Prof. Jim Naismith.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Thomas for securing renewal of his Royal Society University Research Fellowship.  

The fellowship is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. It provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.