Postgraduate conference 2017

The 2017 Postgraduate Conference in the School of Chemistry took place on June 8 and 9.

The conference featured oral presentations from the third year PhD students and posters by the second year students, highlighting the wide scope and high quality of the research in the School. Discussions ranged from medicinal drug discovery to computational molecular photodynamics, via such topics as fundamental crystallisation processes and supramolecular cages. The event also featured a plenary lecture by Dr David Glowacki from the University of Bristol, who gave a hands-on demonstration of his state-of-the-art technology for virtual reality molecular simulations. The proceedings concluded with a wine reception.

Prizes were voted for by the students and staff, and were presented for talks by Sam Oldknow, Hester Beard and Aisling Minard and for posters by Ravi Singh, Frances Singer and Kay Burrows. The Dr Kate Furneau prize for outstanding non-academic contributions to the postgraduate life of the School was also awarded, to Jacob Hauser. 

The conference organisers were Abbie Balkitis in the postgraduate Office, and Jake and his colleagues on the postgraduate committee. We are also very grateful to the Royal Society of Chemistry, Advion, Asynt, Driad Research Consultancy, Fluorochem and LHASA Ltd who sponsored the plenary lecture and prizes.