Conferences, conferences, conferences!

It has been a busy Monday for the TG group! Today, in fact, Adam and June went to attend Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (MASC) meeting for 2018 at Lancaster University, where they had a chance to take part in the poster sessions where they summarized their works on Aggregation Induced Emission and Naphtalimides coordination structures, respectively.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

At the same time, in Belfast, Bruno and Emanuele attended the Inorganic Ireland Symposium at Queen’s University in Belfast, where they also presented the poster on their joint work on BTA ligand-sensitized Lanthanide cyclen complexes.


whatsapp image 2019-01-17 at 3.13.03 pm

Bruno (left) and Emanuele (right) during the poster session at Queen’s University

Way to go!

TG Group Attend MASC 2016 in Edinburgh

This year’s Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (MASC) group meeting was held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Several members of the group attended the two-day RSC conference, presenting their work alongside a busy programme of international speakers from Europe, the US, Japan and New Zealand, including one of this year’s Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Sir Fraser Stoddart.

Dr. Oxana Kotova wins poster prize at MASC 2015

Dr. Oxana Kotova with her award, "Porous Polmers", for her poster prize at MASC 2015

Dr. Oxana Kotova awarded the book, “Porous Polmers”, for winning a poster prize at MASC 2015

The Gunnlaugsson Group represented Trinity College Dublin at the  annual RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry conference in Durham, UK on the 21st and 22nd of December 2015. Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson alongside 3 post-docs and 10 PhD students descended on the picturesque town in the north-east of England for two days of talks featuring extremely prominent international speakers from all aspects of supramolecular chemistry.

The meeting was attended by 130 people from a total of eight countries. Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson was among the 5 plenary speakers, but the meeting also included ten invited speakers, a poster session, and 6 flash talks. Dr. Oxana Kotova’s poster entitled “Healable Luminescent Self-Assembly Supramolecular Lanthanide (Eu/ Tb) Metallogels” (pictured) took home a poster prize for the group.

The famous Durham castle was a fitting setting for the conference dinner after which was held lively discussion and entertainment in the form of a Biopharma Casino Night. More success for the Thorri’s came in the form of PhD students Anna Aletti and Sandra Estalayo who were rewarded for their skill on the roulette tables with one magnum of Champagne each.

The conference was a great success and Prof. Jonathan W. Steed and all at Durham University must be congratulated for the careful organisation of the event.

TG Group attend MASC2014 in Norwich

TG Group at MASC Conference dinnerEleven members of the TG Group attended the annual Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (MASC) Meeting in Norwich this week (pictured at the Conference Dinner). This event, in the run-up to Christmas every year allows the supramolecular community in the UK and Ireland to share ideas, as well as featuring plenary lectures from international leaders of the field.

Most group members presented posters and Dr Oxana Kotova gave a flash presentation on her recent research, which was well received.

RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting in Glasgow (MASC2013)

masclogoProf. Gunnlaugsson and five postgraduate students attended the RSC meeting on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry hosted in University of Glasgow. With 250 delegates and a programme of from established academics and young early career researchers, the conference was a great success. Fergus Poynton, Sam Bradberry and Eoin McCarney presented posters at the meeting and Joe Byrne gave a flash presentation of his work.

The programme of the meeting can be viewed here.