Silvia Valera (3rd Year PhD student in Chemistry) has won COST funding for a Short-term Scientific Mission in the Sigurdsson lab in Iceland in February 2015.
Angeliki Giannoulis (3rd Year PhD student in Chemistry) has won a short term fellowship from the The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to visit the Prisner lab in Frankfurt am Main in August 2015
Sharon Ashbrook, a physical chemistry professor at the University of St Andrews, was awarded the Corday-Morgan Prize for 2015. The award recognises the year’s most meritorious contributions to chemistry. Sharon’s research focuses on the application of multinuclear solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy techniques.
Tanja van Mourik attended the Athena SWAN Awards Ceremony at the University of Cambridge, 6 November 2014, and collected the School’s Silver Award.
Congratulations to the Schools of Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics and Psychology & Neuroscience for winning Athena SWAN awards.
School of Chemistry: Silver Award
School of Mathematics & Statistics: Bronze Award
School of Psychology & Neuroscience: Bronze Award
Dr Upulani Somisara (postdoctoral research fellow in Chemistry) took part in an industrial visit to Norway for Scottish delegates, representing the University of St Andrews, EaStCHEM and the EU-funded SuBiCat International Training Network. One of the main aims was to visit the world’s most advanced bio-refinery and explore the feasibility of the same concept in Scotland.
Congratulations to Dr Amanda Jarvis (postdoctoral fellow in Prof Paul Kamer’s group in Chemistry) for winning the postdoc poster prize at the St Andrews – Chemistry Forum (St Andrews, 11 September 2014).
Congratulations to Prof Sharon Ashbrook (Chemistry) for winning the 2014 Frotscher Medal for Helping Hands. The award recognises exceptional support to students by a staff member or another student. The prize has been established by the family of two St Andrews students in gratitude and recognition of the support those students received at St Andrews.
Congratulations to Paula Sanz Camacho (second-year PhD student in Prof Sharon Ashbrook’s group, Chemistry), who was awarded poster prizes at the Annual Meeting of the St Andrews Centre for Magnetic Resonance (St Andrews, 2 June 2014), the Rocky Mountains Conference on Magnetic Resonance (Copper Mountain, Colorado, 13-17 July 2014) and at the International SMARTER 4 Meeting on NMR Crystallography (Durham, 1-4 September 2014).
Congratulations to Giulia Bignami (fist-year PhD student in Prof Sharon Ashbrook’s group, Chemistry), who was awarded a poster prize at the RSC Younger Members Symposium (Birmingham, 24 June 2014)