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Prizes and Awards
Professor Alison Hulme at University of Edinburgh, explains that the same process applies in click chemistry. "Two chemical partners are perfectly designed to match each other so that when they come into contact with each other in the right environment, they just click together," she told BBC News. But at first it could not be used in living cells - essential for understanding disease - because it involved the use of copper which kills cells. Professor Bertozzi's ground-breaking discovery made click chemistry work in living cells.
Congratulations to Zoe Gidden, who has been awarded a Sir William Darling Memorial Prize of £1000. Zoe joined the Horrocks lab as a PhD student in the EASTBIO (East of Scotland BioScience) Doctoral Training Partnership and is co-supervised by Dr Mathew Horrocks and Prof. Lynne Regan at the School of Biologicial Sciences.
Each year the Salters’ Institute recognises up to ten graduates of Chemistry and chemical engineering who show potential to occupy leading positions in the UK chemical and allied industries. Thomas continues the excellent School of Chemistry success following on from Finlay Clark who won in 2021, and Adelina Ivanova, who won in 2020.
Congratulations to MSc Materials Chemistry alumna María Isabel Amorín Cabrera, who has reached the final of the prestigious Falling Walls Venture competition with her start-up, CrustaTec.
Falling Walls Venture is a global platform for science start-ups nominated by academic institutions from across the world. The competition recognises pioneering founders who have successfully turned science into business, proving how entrepreneurial solutions can help solve today’s most pressing challenges.
- Dr Mathew Horrocks has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Joseph Black Award.
- Dr Michael Cowley has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award.
- Professor Paul Attfield has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s John B Goodenough Award.
1st year PhD student Phillippa Partridge from the Hobday group wins the Young Crystallographers Group of British Crystallographic Association poster prize.
Commenting on Phillippa’s achievement said;
Raju Chambenahalli recently secured the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on his research project “PolyNewrethanes”, where he will design new catalysts and use these to prepare novel polyurethane materials.
It is a great honour and surprise for me to be selected for this year’s Fraser & Norma Stoddart Prize. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supervisor Prof Neil Robertson, public engagement coordinator Dr Jenny Bos, Dr Anna-Maria Maciejuk, as well as my colleagues, collaborators, friends and family who have each played a considerable role in this achievement. I would also like to acknowledge JASSO, the School of Chemistry and other funding organisations for their financial support during my time in Edinburgh.