Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Chemical biology symposium 2019

The Chemical biology symposium 2019 was recently held at Burlington House in London, UK on 20th May. Chemical Science and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry were proud to support the meeting, and Chemical Science Senior Editor James Moore attended to meet with delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The symposium showcased the state of the art in chemical biology, bringing together the wider community with leading national and international experts in the field. The programme explored all aspects of chemical biology and highlighted the wider scope and impact of the field.

Chemical Science were proud to present Tiffany Chan from Imperial College London with the poster prize for her poster on ‘Targeted delivery of metal complexes across the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease’.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry were proud to present Sophie Newgas from King’s College London with the runner up poster prize for her poster on ‘Understanding the role of nitric oxide synthase in biosynthetic nitration’.

Congratulations to them both!

Tiffany Chan

Sophie Newgas

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17th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 17th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held in Kanazawa, Japan, on 18th and 19th of May, chaired by Professor Shigehisa Akine of Kanazawa University. Professor Tatsuya Nabeshima of the University of Tsukuba and president of the Association of Research for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was also in attendance, as was Hiromitsu Urakami on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Mr. Akihiro Kanamori of Kanazawa University for his poster on the ‘Synthesis of Salicylideneimine-Based Cryptophane Derivatives through Chiral Self-sorting and Their Guest Recognition Behavior’.

The Chemical Communications poster prize was awarded to Mr. Lingyun Hu of the University of Tokyo for his poster on the ‘Construction of Metal-responsive DNAzymes by Incorporating CuII-mediated Imidazole-4-carboxylate Base Pairing’.

The Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prize was awarded to Mr. Sota Yonemura of the University of Tsukuba for his poster on the ‘Formation of Chiral Single Isomer by Metal Complexation of a β-Cyclodextrin Derivatives introduced Seven Bipyridyl Groups and Origomer Complex of the Isomer’.

Congratulations to Akihiro, Lingyun & Sota!

(From left) Hiromitsu Urakami, Tatsuya Nabeshima, Akihiro Kanamori (ChemSci poster winner), Shigehisa Akine

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster winner Sota Yonemura

(From left) Hiro Urakami, Tatsuya Nabeshima, Lingyun Hu (ChemComm poster winner), Shigehisa Akine

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6th RSC Analytical Biosciences Group Early Career Researcher Meeting

Chemical Science poster prize winner Seán Doyle (left) from Maynooth University with Chemical Science Assistant Editor William King

The 6th RSC Analytical Biosciences Group Early Career Researcher Meeting was recently held at the University of Cambridge, UK from 28-29th March. Chemical Science were proud to support the meeting, and Chemical Science Assistant Editor William King attended to meet with delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The annual meeting is organised by the RSC Analytical Biosciences Group and aims to engage early career researchers in debate and discussions about all areas of analytical biosciences, providing the opportunity to network with other researchers in the field. Speakers gave a broad overview of the current state of the art for analytical techniques, with detailed examples of their applications in biosciences.

We were proud to present Seán Doyle from Maynooth University with the Chemical Science poster prize for his poster on ‘In vivo monitoring of cholinergic neurotransmission with a microelectrochemical choline biosensor’. Congratulations to Seán!

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Chemical Science prize winner at IPEROP19

Chemical ScienceSustainable Energy & Fuels, and Energy & Environmental Science were delighted to recently support the Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics  (IPEROP19) conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan from 28-29th January 2019. On behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we would like to congratulate the following prize winners who won a £200 book voucher each. A particular mention to the Chemical Science winner, Chieh-Ting Lin of Professor James Durrant’s group at Imperial College London:

Chemical Science winner: Lin, Chieh-Ting (Imperial College London)
“Probing the Enhanced Stability Against Oxygen Induced Photodegradation by Selection of Transport Layer and Defect Passivation”

Energy & Environmental Science winner: Yamaguchi, Mayu (Waseda University)
“Perovskite Precursor Solution Tuned with Polymer Addition for Effective Formation of the Photovoltaic Layer”

James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Mayu Yamaguchi, Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member)

Sustainable Energy & Fuels winner Mantulnikovs, Konstantins (EPFL)
“Differential Response of the Photoluminescence and Photocurrent of Polycrystalline CH3NH3PbI3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 to the Exposure to Oxygen and Nitrogen”

Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member), James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Hideo Ohkita and Atsushi Wakamiya

 

Awards presented by James Durrant, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy & Fuels

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4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China hosted the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials last month, September 16-18. The meeting was organised by Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA), Shuhong Yu, Jinlong Yang and Xinhe Bao (USTC) and also commemorated USTC’s 60th anniversary. The invited talks covered a wide range of topics, including materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen, shown below, was also in attendance and talked to the delegates about ‘How to Publish’, speaking about the role of a publisher and giving a few tips about how to help get your papers noticed!

Left: Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen. Right: Delegates of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to support the meeting, offering 5 poster prizes. The winners of the prizes were:

  • Qiaofeng Yao (National University of Singapore) for ‘Toward total synthesis of functional metal materials’
  • Chengbin Jin (Zhejiang University of Technology) for ‘Green biomass for Li metal batteries’
  • Wen Luo (Wuhan University of Science and Technology) for ‘Encapsulating segment-like antimony nanorod in hollow carbon nanotube as a high-performance anode for rechargeable K-ion battery’
  • Hongliang Li (University of Science and Technology of China) for ‘Strong metal-support interaction in single-atom catalysts’
  • Xiuqiang Li (Nanjing University) for ‘Enhancement of interfacial solar vapor generation by environmental energy’

From Left to Right: Qiaofeng Yao, Chengbin Jin, Wen Luo, Hongliang, Li, Xiuqiang Li, Jeremy Allen

 

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

 

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Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment Symposium 2018

The RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018 was held at Burlington House, London on 6th-7th September. The Royal Society of Chemistry were delighted to support this event, which featured an excellent line up of speakers.

Congratulations to:

Qian Guo (Queen Mary University of London) on winning the Chemical Science poster prize

Amira Alazmi (KAUST) on winning the Nanoscale poster prize

Christopher Windle (University College London) on winning the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize

The Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group also offered an award for the best early career researcher talk. Congratulations to Jijia Xie (University College London) on winning this prize.

Qian Guo receiving the Chemical Science poster prize Amira Alazmi receiving the Nanoscale poster prize
Christopher Windle receiving the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize Jijia Xie receiving the CNN group talk prize

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018)

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Congratulations to Fabian Fürmeyer (University of Mainz, Germany) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018). Fabian’s poster was on ‘Dinuclear iron(II) spin crossover compounds based on 1,3,4-thiadiazole bridging ligands’.

The conference took place from 16-20th July in Namur, Belgium, and is jointly organised by the University of Namur, Wuhan University of Technology and Université Catholique de Louvain.

Well done to Fabian from everyone at Chemical Science!

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.

This annual symposium covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, including the discussion of topics around intermolecular interactions. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

Chemical Science is delighted to announce that the Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Ayaka Yoshioka for a poster entitled Hydrogen-bonding Net-Tubes based on Ring-fused malonamides: Guest Dependence of Tubular Structure Formation and Guest Adsorption/Desorption Assembly’.

Well done Ayaka from everyone at Chemical Science!

Ayaka Yoshioka (left) with Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry (right)

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Christopher C. Cummins awarded the 2017 Linus Pauling award

We would like to congratulate Chemical Science Associate Editor Christopher C. Cummins (MIT), who was recently awarded the 2017 Linus Pauling award. Christopher will be presented with the award later on in the year at the 2017 Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium at Portland State University. The Pauling Medal is sponsored jointly by the Portland, Puget Sound, and Oregon sections of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations from all of us at Chemical Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry!

Nominees for the award were chosen based on their history of making outstanding contributions to chemistry that are worthy of receiving worldwide recognition. Those who have previously received a Nobel Prize are not eligible for this award.

Christopher has been an Associate Editor for Chemical Science since the launch of the journal in 2010. Christopher specializes in the areas of inorganic and organometallic chemistry and welcomes submissions in this area. Together with our dynamic international team of Associate Editors, he has been actively driving the journal’s scientific development by making direct decisions on its content – submit your best work to any of their Editorial Offices today!

Read Christopher Cummins’ latest articles in Chemical Science*:

On the incompatibility of lithium–O2 battery technology with CO2
Shiyu Zhang, Matthew J. Nava, Gary K. Chow, Nazario Lopez, Gang Wu, David R. Britt, Daniel G. Nocera and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC01230F, Edge Article
Open Access

A family of cis-macrocyclic diphosphines: modular, stereoselective synthesis and application in catalytic CO2/ethylene coupling
Ioana Knopf, Daniel Tofan, Dirk Beetstra, Abdulaziz Al-Nezari, Khalid Al-Bahily and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 1463-1468
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03614G, Edge Article
Open Access

Multi-electron reactivity of a cofacial di-tin(II) cryptand: partial reduction of sulfur and selenium and reversible generation of S3˙−
Julia M. Stauber, Peter Müller, Yizhe Dai, Gang Wu, Daniel G. Nocera and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 6928-6933
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01754A, Edge Article
Open Access

Negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy of P2N3−: electron affinity and electronic structures of P2N3˙
Gao-Lei Hou, Bo Chen, Wesley J. Transue, David A. Hrovat, Christopher C. Cummins, Weston Thatcher Borden and Xue-Bin Wang
Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 4667-4675
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04667J, Edge Article
Open Access

*Access is free through a registered RSC account

 

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15th Host Guest Supramolecular Chemistry Annual Symposium RSC award winners

The Host Guest Supramolecular Chemistry Annual Symposium (website in Japanese) is an annual event that is organized by the Association of Research for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry. This year, the 15th occurrence of this symposium took place at the Ritsumeikan University on 3-4 June 2017. The event was attended by 230 people and counted 39 talks and 128 poster presentations.

The Chemical Science, ChemComm and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prizes were delivered to the 3 most outstanding poster presentations, along with 7 other poster prizes.

 

Nobuhiko Nishitani from Kyoto University was awarded the Chemical Science award for their poster titled: STM Observation of Cooperative Self-Assembly at the Liquid/Graphite Interface: Influence of Intercolumnar Interactions on Domain Size and Shape

Tsuyoshi Mashima from Osaka University was awarded the ChemComm award for their poster titled: Construction of Zn-substituted Hexameric Hemoprotein with Multiple Photosensitizers and Evaluation of its Light Harvesting Function

Tomokuni Kai from Tokyo Institute of Technology was awarded the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry award for their poster titled: Polyaromatic Micelles: Emission Enhancement of Eu(III)-complexes in Water upon Encapsulation

From right to left: Prof. Tatsuya Nabeshima (University of Tsukuba), Nobuhiko Nishitani, Tsuyoshi Mashima, Tomokuni Kai, and the poster prize winners, along with Prof. Hiromitsu Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, left) (Click to enlarge)


Dr Hiromitsu Urakami, from the Royal Society Chemistry, gave a lauded presentation on Publishing on 3rd June.

Dr Hiromitsu Urakami

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