Congratulations to Petar Iliev, who is named among the authors of a new article published in Science. The paper is entitled "Small-molecule inhibitor of OGG1 suppresses proinflammatory gene expression and inflammation".
Last Thursday the School Internationalization Group has held the International Evening featuring Scottish cultures in our social space.
Congratulations to the 2018 Edinburgh Undergraduate iGEM team who have been awarded a Gold Medal at the annual iGEM jamboree event in Boston. The interdisciplinary team comprised members from across the University and this year included Chemistry (MBC) student Inga Gražulytė.
Prince Chakanyuka is a chemistry student who is also part of Enactus Edinburgh. With colleagues from Edinburgh he recently attended the Enactus World Cup in the USA. Here he tells us about his experiences at Edinburgh and at the competition in California.
The team responsible for organising this year’s University of Edinburgh Chemistry Ball have raised £740.65 for local homelessness charity Social Bite. Using prizes kindly donated by the Balmoral Hotel, the group of final year students organised a raffle to raise funds for the charity.
We recently held our prizegiving ceremony for undergraduates, recognising the achievements and excellence of our students. The full list of winners is below.
Well done to everyone!
2017 Chemistry 1 Prize and Crum Brown Medal
Awarded to most distinguished student in Chemistry 1A/C1B
- Finlay Clark
2017 Chemistry 2 Prize and Class Medal
Awarded for excellence in Chemistry 2
Corrie Scott, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has been announced as one of the first 31 athletes for the Scotland team heading to the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018.
Corrie won bronze in the 50m breaststroke at the last Games in Glasgow.
Congratualtions to Corrie!
The School of Chemistry is to abandon traditional lectures and tutorials for one week in February. From the 20th of February we will explore new ways of teaching and give students a chance to expand their skills and confidence to prepare for employment.
You can also find details of other Innovative Learning Week activities in the College of Science and Engineering
Yvonne Wiseman, a 1st year chemistry student, was on the Scottish Team that won the Lady Milne Trophy at the weekend (the home nations championship for women's teams in bridge). Yvonne is one of the youngest-ever members of a winning team in that competition. Yvonne will also represent Scotland in the European Championships in Dublin later this year. Well done Yvonne!