Her first job will be to present her biocatalysis work at the EYCN 2020 event in Sitges, Spain in January. Over the next two years Shona will build networks with other young chemists from across Europe.
The project will use computational modelling techniques to predict new energetic materials with tailored properties.
Dr Olof Johansson and Prof. Euan Brechin recently organised a meeting on Photophysics of Molecular Magnets at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The meeting brought together researchers from realted disciplines in chemistry and physics whose work often overlaps but who rarely have the chance to sattend the same conferences.
Dialysis technology company Invizius has secured funding from a consortium of investors including Mercia Asset Management and the University’s own venture investment fund, Old College Capital.
Invizius stems from years of research by Dr Andy Herbert and his team in the University’s School of Chemistry. In May 2018 he co-founded Invizius and became the Chief Technology Officer at the company.
The researchers believe they have found a way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among patients undergoing long-term dialysis.
After applying on the recommendation of Professor Alison Hulme, I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Roche Continents programme. As a PhD student in Atmospheric Chemistry, I enjoy both science and arts and this was a perfect opportunity for me to explore creativity and the innovation process in both disciplines.
The Horrocks Group are once again extremely grateful for a donation made by Dr. Jim Love to support their research into neurodegenerative diseases. His previous gift helped to fund a single-molecule microscope that is currently being used to look at protein "clumps" that are formed in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. His second gift will be used to continue this important work, and will allow Owen Kantelberg, a second year Ph.D.
Research carried out by Professor Colin Campbell's group, with collaborators in the University of Edinburgh's School of Biology, Jerusalem and Liege has recently been published online in the Proceedings of theNational Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The paper is titled "Intracellular redox potential is correlated with miRNA expression in MCF7 cells under hypoxic conditions ".
Research carried out through a collaboration between Brown University, SLAC, and the Kirrander group in the School of Chemistry demonstrates how deep UV light can trigger ground state chemical reactions that can be tracked using ultrafast x-rays.