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Nobel Prize for Edinburgh Alumnus

Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Professor Bernard L Feringa have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines.

Professer Sir Fraser Stoddart studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1964 and his PhD in 1966. He was also awarded a DSc degree by the University in 1980 for his research into stereochemistry beyond the molecule, was named Edinburgh's Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and knighted in 2006.

EaStCHEM Cup 2016

Friday the 23rd of September saw the annual EaStChem cup 5-a-side football tournament take place at Peffermill. After a St Andrews victory on their home turf in 2015, four Edinburgh teams took up the challenge of winning the trophy back, whereas the holders sent 5 of their finest players to defend it.

EastBio Success for Chemistry

The School of Chemistry will benefit from a funding boost thanks to our involvement in the EastBio partnership. The investment will provide support for Docotral Training Partnerships and industrial CASE studentship awards. The programme is designed to provide research training in key bioscience areas, where the School of Chemistry is already a leading institution. Students will also develop excellent communication, public engagement and commercialisation skills.

Crystallography Prizes for Young Researchers

Andrew Maloney, from the Parsons group, won the Industrial Crystallography Prize for best presentation at the recent British Crystallographic Association Meeting at the University of Warwick.

The meeting saw more than 50 speakers over four days, including a lecture by Dan Schectman, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 2011. As well as discussion sessions throughout the meeting, there was a chance for 14 young crystallographers to interact and get together, with the first day of the meeting given over to their talks.