First Annual Postdoctoral Conference
The recently formed School of Chemistry PostDoc Forum organised the first conference for Postdoctoral researchers in the school, which was held on 18th December 2015.
The conference was designed to showcase the work being carried out by the postdoctoral community and to encourage further networking and collaboration within the department.
In total a third of the postdoctoral community from the school were involved in presenting research and the conference was well attended by academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from all chemical disciplines.
In addition to key funding received from the Royal Society of Chemistry, generous sponsorship was also provided for prizes by Sigma Aldrich and Lhasa Ltd. First prize for the best oral presentation was awarded to Dr Flora Thorp-Greenwood for her presentation on “The evolution of copper: increasing complexity in metallosupramolecular architectures of cyclotriguaiacylene”, with Clare Mahon and Martin McPhillie receiving runner up prizes. First prize for the best poster and flash presentation went to Dr Danielle Miles for her poster entitled “Hybrid Peptide:Glycosaminoglycan hydrogels as an injectable intervention for spinal disc degeneration”, with Meryem Benohoud and Gemma Wildsmith receiving runner up prizes.
For more information about the PostDoc Forum please visit: www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/pdranetwork/