Congratulations Dr Pongener!

Congratulations to Ren who passed her PhD viva voce exam today! After 4 years of hard work the day has finally come. We are having a celebration, it’s great to have a reason to party again this week. The examination was conducted by Prof. Christian Pedersen (Uni. Copenhagen) as the external examiner and Assoc. Prof. Paul Evans (UCD) as the internal examiner, with Assoc. Prof. Elaine O’Reilly (UCD) as chair. In the afternoon Prof. Pedersen gave a seminar on his own research in the area of carbohydrate chemistry. Ren’s PhD was part-sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland. Her first publication was published in Org. Biomol. Chem. this Summer, and more will follow.