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Best Talk Prize

Congratualtions to Jamie Purkis, a PhD student in the Love/Arnold group, who won first prize at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority PhD Seminar, held in Manchester in January.

Jamie won for his talk entitled "Polyoxo Actinide Chemistry". The research is funded by the National Nuclear Laboratory as part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's PhD bursary scheme and Jamie would like to thank them for their involvement.

Well done Jamie!

Proteus Project Develops New Lung Probe

Proteus, the interdisciplinary research team comprised of researchers from Edinburgh, Bath and Heriot-Watt Universities, has developed a new probe for identifying bacterial infection inside the lungs.

The technique uses a probe within the lung itself to investigate and identify potential infections. Current procedures require samples to be sent to labs for analysis, which can take weeks. The system developed by Proteus can provide results instantly. The same technique could even be adapted for use in other parts of the body.

Chancellor’s Award for Research

Professor Polly Arnold is the recipient of this year's Chancellor's Award for Research.

The award recognises her exceptional work in the chemistry of bonding and reactivity in new compounds.

Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards now reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, impact and showing great potential in early career research. The awards were given at a gala dinner at the Palace of Holyrood House.