Congratulations to Vinny who was awarded the best poster prize at the 70th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium in Belfast. The colloquium was hosted by Queen’s University Belfast this year and featured oral and poster presentations from PhD students from 3rd level institutions from the whole island of Ireland. There were also keynote lectures by Evia Hevia (Strathclyde) and Eric Anslyn (Univ. Texas). This win follows hot on the heels of Vinny’s poster prize at the UCD Research Day in April.
Congratulations Dr Avene Colgan! Avene had her official graduation ceremony today where she was officially conferred with her PhD degree. Well done on all the hard work Avene. Congratulations to Dr Malachi Gillick-Healy from the Gilheany group who also graduated today. We also take this opportunity to wish Avene every success in her next venture, a postdoctoral research fellowship in the University of Cambridge with Dr Robert Phipps. We will miss you Avene!
Ana Sozanschi has been awarded an RSC Bursary for a Summer Internship in the group. We are really pleased to be welcoming Ana back to the group for an internship this summer. Ana will be working on exploring the use of organocatalysts for the glycosylation of glycals. We look forward to seeing the outcome of her research.