The posters were presented to a group of MPs at Westminster and the medal is accompanied by a £2,000 prize. This is James' last week on group duties as he is flying off to a postdoctoral position with Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart from 1st April.
The SChool of Chemistry is pleased to report that since September 2016, when EPSRC have used a combined Physical Science prioritisation panel amalgamating Chemistry, Physics and Materials, four proposals from the School of Chemistry have been funded. The successful researchers were Prof. Paul Attfield, Dr Michael Shaver and Prof.
Congratulations to our first Christina Miller Fellow, Dr Jenni Garden, who has been awarded a two-year, highly prestigious British Ramsay Memorial Fellowship. Jenni will take up this Fellowship when her Christina Miller Fellowship ends in September 2018.
Professor Polly Arnold has had an article published sharing her thoughts on what can be done to retain our female scientists.
With numbers dropping at every career stage Prof. Arnold talks about her Chemical Imbalance website, that deals with women in STEM subjects and some action points that can help recruit and retain the best scientists from the most diverse backgrounds.
Academics form the School of Chemistry have recently had two articles published in Nature journals.
Professor Polly Arnold has been awarded the Lord Kelvin Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The award is a senior career prize. It is in recognition of Prof. Arnold's outstanding contribution to the field of synthetic chemistry through her world leading research on the lanthanide and actinide elements which has changed the way scientists think about these elements and particularly the behaviour of uranium's oxide dication which is a major component of nuclear waste.
Congratulations to Polly!
Prof. Dominic Campopiano has recently had an article published in Nature Chemical Biology. The article is titled "Using the pimeloyl-CoA synthetase adenylation fold to synthesize fatty acid thioesters".
The research was carried out in collaboration with fellow EaStCHEM researcher Prof. James Naismith.