Fergus will be formally awarded the prize in May, and has been nominated by the RIA for the IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists. Well done Fergus!
Helen Burke, who joined the group in 2012 as an IRCSET postgraduate scholar, defended her PhD thesis, entitled ‘Synthetic Approaches Towards Thioester-Mediated Bioconjugation and Lanthanide-Based Glycoconjugate Probes’, today.
The four year research project was conducted jointly with Eoin Scanlon as part of a fruitful collaboration which has seen her work appear in several publications, most recently in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Helen’s examiners, Trinity’s Joanna McGouran and Tony D. James from the University of Bath, joined the research group for a reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute afterwards to celebrate.
Joe Byrne defended his PhD Thesis (“Novel btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] systems: a versatile motif for the formation of supramolecular self-assembly structures“) today. Examiners Prof. Mike Watkinson and Prof. Eoin Scanlan joined the research group for a reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute afterwards to celebrate.
Dr David F. Caffrey graduated with his PhD from Trinity in June 2014. David did his undergraduate degree in Trinity and started to work in the TG Group in Octiber 2009. He submitted his thesis for examination in October 2013 with the title: “Chiral Lanthanide Directed Self-Assembly: Ligand Substitution as a Path to Functionally Diverse Supramolecular Complexes”.