Sarah-Jane Richards awarded IAS Early Career Fellowship
Sarah-Jane Richards, of the Gibson Group, has been awarded an IAS Fellowship. This will enable to further her work into new methods for the detection and neutralisation of pathogens developed during her PhD (e.g. Chem Sci 2014 5, 1621, Angew. Chem.2012, 51, 7812). This fellowship will enable her to translate these findings into more sophisticated sensory systems.
John Sidda awarded IAS Early Career Fellowship
John Sidda, a PhD student in Christophe Corre’s group, has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the Institute of Advanced Study. During his PhD studies conducted between the Department of Chemistry and School of Life Sciences, his research has focussed on regulatory mechanisms involved in bacterial natural product biosynthesis, leading to the discovery of new Streptomyces venezuelae natural products (Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 86-89). His tenure as an IAS Early Career Fellow will allow him to develop the methods used for natural product discovery in other Streptomyces species.
Double win in RSC Analytical Poster Competition
Zoe Ayres and Sarah-Jane Richards (from Electrochemistry and Gibson Groups) won the main and runner up prizes in the first #RSCAnalyticalPoster competition. The competition was entirely based on twitter, with the aim of creating a poster, which succinctly summarised an application or method in analytial science. The competition attracted signficant interest with > 1k tweets, to an audience >300k and >1 million impressions.
Sarah-Jane won the main prize with her poster 'Cholera and Sugars' and Zoe a runner-up prize with her poster using diamond electrochemical Sensors.
Matt Gibson Awarded Dextra Medal
Dr Matthew Gibson has been awarded the RSC/Dextra Medal for Carbohydrate Science. This award, which is sponsored by Dextra Laboratories, was founded in 1970. It is presented to a scientist in the early/mid stage of their career for meritorious work in carbohydrate chemistry that has largely been conducted in the UK.
Matt will present a lecture, and recieve the medal at the joint RSc/COST MultiglycoNano Meeting in Bangor, Wales, in April.
Staff Awards 2015
Other colleagues were nominated for an award and enjoyed the opportunity of celebrating with Sharon.