June Lovitt, whocompleted her Masters project in the TG group last year, has rejoined us as a PhD student. June, along with Chris and Amy, published a paper in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in December.
June returns after completing her MChem in Chemistry at University of Southampton, where she worked with TG group former post-doctoral researcher Dr. Jonathan Kitchen. She will continue and expand her work on naphthalimide and [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol- 4-py)pyridine] (btp) motifs for metal templated formation of functional materials such as supramolecular gels.
Welcome back June!
Elena de Calatrava Pérez presented her work on “The Development of Glyconaphthalimides for Medicinal Applications” at the young investigator session of the 2017 meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry carbohydrate group. Elena conducts this work as part of a close collaboration between Thorri and Prof. Eoin Scanlan. The Meeting featured an exciting array of both industry and academic talks, and was held in TBSI over the 7th and 8th of September.
Congratulations to Sachi, who successfully defended his PhD thesis today, entitled “Luminescent Self-assembled Supramolecular Polymers and Microspheres Based on Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) Derivatives”.
David Smith, Sachi and Eoin Scanlon after the examination
Sachi, Raju and Prof. David Smith
Sachi and Eoin
Bjorn, Eoin, Chris and Anna
A toast for Sachi!
After the viva examination, Sachi and his examiner David K. Smith joined the rest of the TG group for a celebratory reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.
Our paper “Two-Photon Luminescent Bone Imaging Using Europium Nanoagents“, published last year in Cell Press’ journal Chem, was highlighted by the journal as one of six papers from 2016 that was of particular scientific importance. Once again, congrats to Esther and Steve on their work.
Adam Henwood recently joined the TG group as a postdoctoral researcher, after having completed his PhD at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Eli Zysman-Colman. Adam previously completed a Masters at Durham University in the group of Gareth Williams. His experience in the photophysics of iridium and platinum complexes, and spin coated devices makes him a great addition to the group. Welcome Adam!
The TG group had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from the biopharmaceutical company Alkermes earlier today. A fast-paced morning of talks were held in TBSI, where postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers alike presented their work to the company. This was followed by a lunch and poster session at which much fruitful discussion took place. The group included Tarek Zeidan, Principal Scientist at the company, who works in collaboration with second year group member Isabel Hegarty.
Congratulations to Sam Bradberry, who today successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled Design and development of novel self-assembled luminescent lanthanide complexes in solution and in responsive soft materials.
The four year research project was carried out in collaboration with Dr Amir Khan of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, TCD and Prof. Colin McCoy of Queens University Belfast. Sam’s work has been published in several journals including Chemical Communications and Faraday Discussions. After the viva, Sam joined the rest of the TG group for a celebratory reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.