Congratulations to Professor Alison Hulme on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Alison joins leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond who are recognised for the contribution they and their work make to wider society.
BioCaptiva has been launched with more than £1 million in seed investment from Edinburgh-based angel investment syndicate Archangels and Scottish Enterprise.
It has developed a next-generation “liquid biopsy” technology that captures circulating free DNA (cfDNA) from patients’ blood in much greater quantities than the current standard of a single blood draw can, overcoming a significant current limitation of cancer liquid biopsy testing.
Named BioCollector, the device works alongside a standard apheresis machine, filtering cfDNA from the patient’s blood system.
Nikola Zotev is the winner of this year's Norma and Fraser Stoddart Prize. Nikola studied for his PhD in the research group of Dr Adam Kirrander.
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.
A paper by Dr Adam Kirrander titled "Observation of the molecular response to light upon photoexcitation" has been selected by Nature Communications as one of the top 50 articles in physics in 2020.
The paper was selected from over 6,400 that were published by the journal.
Shona Richardson, a postgraduate student from the Campopiano group, has had an article published in Chemistry, A European Journal.
The paper, titled "The Role of Early‐Career Chemists in European Policy‐Making", was written with help from the European Young Chemistry Network and the European Chemical Society. Their aim is to create a platform for early‐career chemists in policy advice.
Shona's research project is funded by the Derek Stewart Trust.
Update: Congratulations to Maria, who has now been announced as one of the winners of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise Fresh Ideas award!
Original story (10th December 2020): It has been a busy week for MSc Materials Chemistry student, María Isabel Cabrera Amorin, as she has won two further awards to add to her rapidly growing list of accolades.