Friday 1st May saw Queen’s University Belfast host an RSC Award Winners Symposium for Prof. Gunnlaugsson and others from around Ireland and the UK. The symposium accompanied the NI Ireland section dinner and was a great meeting and fantastic cross-international borders event.
Thorri was presented with the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland Eva Philbin Award, his lecture part of the lecture series. Past winners have included Thorri’s PhD and academic mentor A.P. de Silva – Professor in QUB.
Six TG group members, PhD and Post – doc, presented posters of their research during the day covering research from self assembly and lanthanide-based sensors to soft materials and cancer-targeting nanoparticles.
Their posters were universally well received and third year PhD student Sam Bradberry’s poster on lanthanide-hydrogels and soft matter sensing was awarded one of the prizes (sponsored by Chemical Design Associates)
It was a healthy meeting showcasing a range of exciting new research.
Some members of the group took some time over the weekend following the meeting to explore Northern Ireland with a trip to the Giant’s Causeway.