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21 May 2018

Congratulations to Guy Lloyd-Jones, Polly Arnold and Andrew Smith who recently received awards from the RSC for their contributions to the scientific community. Details of the awards can be found below. Further details on the awards can be found by following clicking H...

8 May 2018

Last month Samantha Russell organised an outreach event at a local nursery called Westfield Family Nature Centre. The event allowed children between the ages of 4-5 to take part in some scientific activities. Sam, Alan, Josh, Teresa, Claire, Tony and Rebekah delivered...

5 Nov 2017

At the end of September, Cohorts 1 and 2 were invited to visit AstraZeneca at their site in Macclesfield. Whilst there, our time was spent between lectures, interactive workshops and tours of the site, with focus placed on understanding the role of a process chemist.


14 Apr 2017

Over the last five months, five members from the Smith group took part in the 4th National RSC/SCI Retrosynthesis Competition: Elizabeth Munday (myself, CRITICAT student), Nassilia Attaba, Stéphanie Spoehrle, Calum McLaughlin and Jude Arokianathar. This prestigious com...

14 Apr 2017

As part of being a CDT student, we get to take on variety of experiences whilst doing our PhD's. One such experience for me was the opportunity to organise the Second Annual CRITICAT Conference, along with four other members of the student organising committee....

4 Apr 2017

One of the biggest challenges in the CDT so far has been the mini-project. Chiara and I worked on the catalytic conversion of biomass derived oils. We chose this project because it gave us hands-on experience of testing different materials, using a novel pyrolysis reac...

30 Mar 2017

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March 07, 2020

Science Discovery Day

Science Discovery Day

@ St Andrews

March 23, 2020

Annual Conference

CDT Annual Conference

St Andrews

April 06, 2020

Talk from Rob Young of GSK

Talk from Rob Young on "Expanding the Medicinal Chemistry Synthetic Toolbox"

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