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Hannah Bolt's research reported in RSC News

Hannah Bolt, a PhD student, who works on peptoids (a class of biomimetic compounds) in Dr Steven Cobb and Dr Paul Denny’s labs was recently interviewed for RSC News about the successful work she carried out as part of a RSC Researcher Mobility Grant. Hannah visited Professor Ronald Zuckerman, a world expert in peptoids, at the Molecular Foundry in the US. The Molecular Foundry is based at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

For highlights of Hannah’s work in RSC News see -

(5 Oct 2016)

Durham Chemistry at successful Bath MSMLG meeting

Durham Chemists, Jon Steed, Paul McGonigal and Alyssa Avestro were invited to give talks at the 5th International Meeting on Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG), University of Bath. Congratulations to Alyssa who was awarded the MSMLG Networking Prize and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize for International Collaboration. 


(3 Aug 2016) » More about Durham Chemistry at successful Bath MSMLG meeting

THE Award Nomination for Jas Pal Badyal

Congratulations to Prof. Jas Pal Badyal of Durham Chemistry on being short-listed in the category

"Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology".

for his work on liquid-repelling nanocoatings in the Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

See for details


(12 Sep 2016) » More about THE Award Nomination for Jas Pal Badyal

First prize for Peter Quinn

Congratulations to Peter Quinn (joint O'Donoghue-Hodgson groups) for winning first prize in the poster competition at the Royal Society of Chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium held in Syngenta, Berkshire.

(4 Aug 2016)