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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.

Doctors of the Future

Some of our OPTIMA students have starred in a documentary made by the Royal Society of Medicine with ITN productions called "Doctors of the Future".

The documentary shows how EPSRC funding of healthcare technologies via Centres for Doctoral Training ensures cross disciplinary work. This helps create new innovations for future doctors by bringing the various disciplines closer together.

You can see a segment of the full programme below:

Two Prizes at Electrochemistry Symposium

Congratulations to Victoria Camus from Dr Colin Campbell's group who won the best student speaker prize, and to Andrew Piper of Prof. Andrew Mount's group, who won a poster prize at the RSC Butler Electrochemistry Symposium today in Glasgow University.

The one-day symposium gave researchers from across Scotland and the North of England to meet with their peers and present the results of their research in any field related to electrochemistry.