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Ludwig Bauer (CiC Cohort 2020) presented a poster on his DPhil project involving chemoproteomic methods to profile global drug selectivity at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-Organic group Postgraduate Symposium in April 2023. Many congratulations for winning one of the poster prizes!

RSC Poster Prize winners

Many congratulations to Ríona Devereux (CiC Cohort 2020) who is a runner up in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics' Second Year Student Poster Day 2022 'A Year of Progress'. The graduate studies committee said that the standard of all the posters was very high making it a very close competition.

Ríona Devereux and her Poster

Many congratulations to Raman Van Wee (CiC Cohort 2022) who has come second in The Golden Master Award, presented by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society for research done by master students at a university in the Netherlands in chemistry and biomolecular sciences. In his thesis, Raman presented a novel method to identify single proteins by their characteristic fingerprint by integrating DNA nanotechnology and single-molecule FRET (Förster Resonance Energy Transfer). The jury mentioned high level of the performed work, the quality of the thesis, and the diversity of protein modifications, DNA tagging and spectroscopy as reasons to award the Second Prize of the Golden Master Award. The prize was presented during the Society’s annual meeting in Leiden on October 13.
Photo by Jan Buteijn

Raman Van Wee Royal Netherlands Chemical Society Award

Hannah Asiki, Harriet Haysom, Oliver Stratton and Ludwig Bauer (CiC Cohort 2020) presented posters on their research at the MSDTC Annual Symposium. Congratulations to Hannah for winning a prize for her poster

CiC students at the MSDTC Annual Symposium

We are delighted to see Ríona Devereux (CiC Cohort 2020) presenting her research on fatty acids at the Chemical Biology Ireland Conference at University College Dublin

Ríona Devereux with her poster at ChemBio Ireland Conference

CiC Director Angela Russell is featured in Chemistry World 'In Situ with Angela Russell' talking about her journey as a scientist and her work on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Many congratulations to Annabel Brunt (CiC Student Cohort 2021) who won a poster prize for her research on using machine learning and ASAP mass spectrometry to classify heart attack patients, at the Molecular Simulations 2022 Conference in Sicily

Annabel Brunt - Poster Prize winner at Molecular Simulations 2022 Conference

A winner of the Jamie Ferguson Chemistry Innovation Award - Amber Truepenny, CiC Student Cohort 2020

"I had such a great time competing in the finals of the Jamie Ferguson Innovation award on Thursday. It was a challenge to condense my research into a 2-minute pitch on ‘A novel method of protein stabilisation for diseases of unmet need’, but it was invaluable to have questions and feedback from the panel of staff from Oxford University Innovation (OUI) as well as Oxford Chemistry Professors across a range of research areas.
I also look forward to receiving ongoing mentoring from the OUI team as one of the winners. Thank you to my supervisors Professor Paul Brennan and Professor Benedikt Kessler for the support in developing this idea."

Amber Truepenny, Jamie Ferguson Chemistry Innovation Award

Our guest editorial in J. Med. Chem. on 'Increasing Diversity in Admissions to Postgraduate Study' is online. It describes the approaches that we have taken in the Chemistry in Cells PhD programme funded by Wellcome Trust.

Using podcast skills picked up from taking the CiC Life Skills Module, students from the MPLS DTC including Chemistry in Cells PhD programme produced a series of podcasts on Covid-19. Listen to them here.

Read about Chemistry in Cells Director Angela Russell, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in Oxford University's Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry, and her impressive career starting as an undergraduate in 1996, and her research at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine.

The Wellcome Trust Chemistry in Cells DPhil Programme featured in the University of Oxford's Department of Chemistry 'Periodic' magazine