Post-Doctoral Research Prizes 2020
- Dr Collette Guy has been awarded the Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize for Life Sciences for her paper on 'Targeting extracellular glycans: tuning multimeric boronic acids for pathogen-selective killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis'. Collette is based in Dr Liz Fullam's group but also works with the Gibson group in Chemistry.
Dr Ed Hill has been chosen as one of the winners from Mathematics of the Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize for his paper 'Seasonal influenza: Modelling approaches to capture immunity propagation'. Ed works with Dr Mike Tildesley and Professor Matt Keeling on modelling the spread of disease, as well as collaborating with other members of the Life Sciences, Mathematics and Medical School departments.
Fancy learning about space science, making protein jelly, and lighting up a few LED circuits – all before you enjoy tea and cake?
An event at the University of Warwick this weekend (Sunday 8 March) will allow visitors to do just that.
Woman Who Achieves
Congratulations to Jasmin Kaur, a third year biochemistry student who has been nominated for a Woman Who Achieves Award. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in business and rising stars in education or training. Jasmin's nomination recognises her work in widening participation through UniAssist. The 5th Woman Who Achieves Awards lunch 2020 will be held on Friday 1 May 2020.
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Winter Graduation OSCA
The SLS winter graduation ceremony was held on Thursday 23 January in the Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. Anna York was very active during her time at Warwick, both during her undergraduate studies and throughout her PhD in Biological Sciences, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Contribution Award (OSCA) for her achievements.
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Jess Watts is the 2019 recipient of the Brewster Scholarship, which is awarded to an SLS PhD student in their second year of research whose work relates to crop improvement. The scholarship is funded by a generous donation in memory of Dr Jim Brewster, a former member of Wellesbourne staff.
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New Dean of Students
Dr Rebecca Freeman has been appointed as the new Dean of Students from September 2019. The purpose of the role is to operate at institutional level to support the enhancement of the student experience through new and improved engagement strategies, and to ensure that the academic pastoral needs of students are considered in University-wide strategic developments and delivery.
Masters Student of the Year
Congratulations to Marcelina Podesek (MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management) on being shortlisted for the FindAMasters Masters Student of the Year award. This rewards exceptional people whose dedication, determination, and passion for their work is outstanding.
Entrepreneur Student wins Golden Ticket!
Dina Bahrami is studying for an MSc in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management. Her goal is to become an entrepreneur in the ‘nutricosmetics’ industry.
Dina was recently supported by Warwick Enterprise to attended TrepCamp in London. This three-week simulator program focusses on preparing aspiring entrepreneurs to identify and acquire the right skills they need to become a high impact entrepreneur. Congratulations to Dina and her team (Nat.B) for receiving a Golden Ticket to participate in the Global Demo Day 2019 in Los Angeles with their nutricosmetic product for the beauty and wellness industry. Here, teams will pitch their ideas to international experts and investors with the opportunity to turn their entrepreneurial project into reality.
Warwick Award Winners 2019
Congratulations to our University Staff Award winners:
Dr Leanne Williams won the 2019 Warwick Award for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE). This is a new award that recognises staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the support of students through the personal tutoring system. Leanne already holds a Warwick award for teaching excellence and has been doing amazing work supporting our students over the years.
Dr Rebecca Freeman won a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE). Beccy has made an enormous difference to SLS by radically changing our approach to teaching and the students’ approach to learning. She has engaged students as collaborators in the development of our curricula and helped us develop rigorous yet innovative and flexible teaching approaches, which have now become examples of best practice for the University.
Public Engagement Contribution
Professor Nick Dale won the Public Engagement Contribution award. Nick explains "the complexities of his subject, the brain, in a way that drives interest from those who know something and a fascination from others who know less".
Supporting Student Employability
David Molyneux, SLS Senior Careers Advisor, won the award for Supporting Student Employability. David is described "As a colleague, he is unstinting in his devotion. He is giving, generous of spirit and passionately cares about students and their employability".
Research Harambee Winner
On 19 June, Katy Faulkner won the 'Most likely to win a Nobel Prize' award at the University of Warwick Research Harambee for her poster presentation on 'Resilience of forest soil and root-associated microbial communities to extreme weather events'. Harambee is Swahili meaning working together and helping each other. Featuring a wide variety of activities, the Research Harambee brought undergraduates and postgraduates together to celebrate the research culture at Warwick. Katy is a NERC CENTA PhD student in the Bending lab. Find out more about the Research Harambee.