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Alumni Networking Event.

Gemma returned to Trinity College Dublin for a Networking event in the beautiful Dining Hall.

TCD Alumni

Left to right: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, Dr Lucy Crockford (Harper-Adams University), Dr Michele Keyes (Intel Incorporation).

Christmas Party 2016!

The Davies and Gibson groups joined forces to celebrate a fantastic year of science with dinner and drinks in Leamington Spa!


Current Trends in Molecular and Nanoscale Magnetism 2016

Gemma was an invited speaker at the CTMNM2016 meeting in Pylos, Greece in October 2016. After an eventful trip (due to air traffic controller strikes!), she eventually got there and enjoyed some science, scenery and an excursion to Ancient Messini!


Left: Conference booklet; Middle: Pylos in southern Greece; Right: Some of the conference delegates in the amphitheatre of Ancient Messini.

2016 Welcome Social

The Davies and Gibson groups went to the Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery in Coventry for their first welcome social of the academic year for beer and pizza!


Davies group (finally, a group picture!)

From left to right: Claudia Fryer, Gaby Newson, Charlotte Fletcher, Gemma-Louise Davies, Jonny Strong, Henry Lee.

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The Davies and Gibson groups enjoying craft beer and an intro talk.

COST Meeting 2016

Gemma-Louise was invited to speak at a COST-Network 'Path towards independence: Young scientists' careers in Europe' meeting, to describe the opportunities available in the UK and Ireland. More details about this network can be found here.


Gemma giving her talk.

COST meeting

From left to right: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, Dr Angel Berenguer Murcia, Dr Sebastian Leidal, Dr Paavo-Petri Ahonen and Prof. Mihai Girtu.

CRUK Sandpit Event

Gemma-Louise attended a CRUK Sandpit event on Early Diagnosis of Cancer in December 2015 and was awarded a grant, along with some fantastic new collaborators towards the early diagnosis of bowel cancer.

CRUK Sandpit

'Where's Wally?' - spot GLD and the new team developing their new research idea!

Nobel Prize winner Prof Michael Levitt Interview, University of Warwick

Prof Michael Levitt (Chemistry Nobel Prize winner 2013) visited the University of Warwick in March 2015 to attend and speak at the Computational Molecular Science 2015 Conference in the Department of Chemistry. Dr Gemma-Louise Davies interviewed Prof Levitt about Interdisciplinarity in research; an article will appear in Warwick's Exchanges journal later in the year.


Prof Michael Levitt (left) with Dr Scott Habershon (right, organiser of CMS 2015).

Irish President State Visit April 2014, The Royal Society, London

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Dr Davies meeting Michael D. Higgins

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Dr Davies and Dr David Scanlon with Michael D. Higgins

This story was also featured on the Trinity College Dublin Chemistry Alumni page.

RSC Chemistry Careers November 2014 - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

RSC Careers

Chemistry alumni; From left: Dr Ruairi O’Kane, Kalle Korpela, John McManus, Dr Gemma-Louise Davies

This story was also featured on the School of Chemistry Trinity College Dublin page.