July 2018- Undergraduate Student Research Bursary Awardees

Two second year students from our degree in Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry (BSc (Hons), DT299) were awarded prestigious RSC Undergraduate Bursaries so that they could carry out a research project during the summer. Dounya Yahi has been working with Dr. Sarah Rawe on the synthesis of novel antitumour hybrid drugs and Anjali Pant has been working with Drs. David O'Connor and Gavin Sewell on relative rate reactions of several fungal VOCs (volatile organic compounds) with chlorine radicals. These students have gained invaluable experience working in a research environment, developing new skills and using instrumentation not usually available to them at undergraduate level. These bursaries are awarded annually to undergraduates in the middle years of their undergraduate chemistry degrees in the UK and Ireland. Details for those interested in submitting a 2019 application can be found at the link below:
 
Robert Redmond and Ellen King have also joined our research teams for the summer- Robert as a research assistant in organic synthesis working with Dr. Sarah Rawe, and Ellen as a research assistant in analytical chemistry working with Dr. Aine Whelan. Funding for Robert and Ellen was provided by the School's successful CLICK chemistry application under DIT's Research Action Plan (RAP) initiative 'Empowering Our Schools'.

 

The photograph below shows, from left to right, Dr David O'Connor, RSC Bursary awardees Anjali Pant and Dounya Yahi, Dr Sarah Rawe and Robert Redmond, DIT Research Action Plan Bursary awardee.