Category: Group Member Updates

Gemma Sends Herself to Coventry

MChem student Gemma Parker has graduated from the McGonigal Group and Durham University. After a well-earned break over the summer, she will move to the University of Warwick, Coventry, to study for a PhD in the Chaplin Group, where she

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Aisha Wins Again

Aisha picked up her second poster award in a month, winning the second-place prize at the RSC’s 2016 North West Organic Division Regional Meeting at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference gave Aisha the opportunity to return to her alma mater for the first time

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First-Place Finish for Aisha

Aisha has been awarded the a prize for the Best Faculty of Science Poster at the Durham University Reserachers’ Poster Competition. The goal of annual university-wide competition is to effectively communicate research to members of the public and to fellow students from

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Poster Prize for Jiří

On April 6, the McGonigal Group made the short trip north to Newcastle to attend the RSC’s Organic Division North East Regional Meeting 2016. Jiří’s poster ‘Cycloheptatrienes – a New Class of Luminogenic Materials’ was awarded a Poster Prize, sponsored by AstraZeneca. Congratulations Jiří! As

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Jiri Joins the Team

Jiří Šturala joined the group this week as our first Postdoctoral Researcher, supported by a prestigious Experientia Foundation Fellowship. During his PhD at UCT Prague, Jiří investigated heteroarenium salts, Tröger’s base analogues, and graphite oxide reduction. In Durham, he’ll use his synthetic organic and computational chemistry skills to

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Christmas Cheer

The McGonigal Group celebrated the end of term and the upcoming Christmas holidays with silly hats, Thai food, and our Walton Group colleagues. Bring on 2016!

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Durham Calling

Durham University

Over the next few months, Paul will move gradually out of the penumbra of Northwestern and on to the sunny North of England! The McGonigal Group will open for business on June 1, 2015.

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