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.
Back in April Dr David Clarke decided to run a cook-off to find the best culinary chemist from various groups around the UK.
Run via Twitter, with votes cast each week to find the most impressive food creations, the contest is now in its final week after a month of fierce competition.
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:
Researchers in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh have achieved the first chemical synthesis of a natural insecticidal alkaloid called brevianamide A.
Congratulations to Gary Tang from the Campopiano group on publishing his first paper in none other than the high-impact Journal of Dental Reesearch.
The paper is titled "Porphyromonas gingivalis Sphingolipid Synthesis Limits the Host Inflammatory Response."
Research by Dr Olof Johansson which has recently been published in Nature Chemistry has potential to boost the storage capacities and processing speeds of hard drives.
The group's research suggests single-molecule magnets could be used to store data, with lasers used to both store and access the data. This process could allow data to be processed and accessed up to 100 times faster than with current technologies.
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.
Professor Knox was a remarkable man who obtained a BSc (1st class hons) in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1949 and a PhD from Cambridge University. He returned to a Lectureship at Edinburgh in 1953 and remained with us until his retirement.