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Crop Research New Frontiers in Crop Research
20 October 2016
Early Bird deadline:
2 September 2016

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Sir Harry Kroto The British Carbon Group remembers Sir Harry Kroto
Sir Harold Walter Kroto FRS passed away on 30 April 2016, and his loss was duly noted by the sector and in the general press. The SCI British Carbon Group pay tribute to someone who was not only known as an inspiring scientific leader and researcher but as a friend.

Meet our members:

Kay YeungKay Yeung was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2016.

'In 2011, I started my undergraduate MChem studies at The University of Manchester as a winner of the John Nugent Scholarship 2011-2015, sponsored by The Stamford Group, and a recipient of the Manchester Success Scholarship. My passion for scientific research with medicinal relevance developed throughout my degree and it became clear that I wanted to utilise my knowledge and skills within the pharmaceutical industry, to play a part in improving healthcare and thus the quality of people's lives.

‘I graduated with a 1st class honours Masters degree in Chemistry in July 2015 and was awarded 2 prizes: The University of Manchester Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and The School of Chemistry Roger Grice Award for The Best Chemist in Fourth Year. I undertook a summer internship at AstraZeneca, Cambridge, to develop synthetic methods for a novel heterocyclic core that has known activities against a range of kinase targets, before commencing my EPSRC-funded DTG PhD studentship, continuing under the supervision of Prof David Procter and supported in the form of a President's Doctoral Scholar Award.

‘My current research project involves the development of a novel, efficient catalytic method for the enantioselective synthesis of amines, which are versatile organic building blocks that can have direct application in industry.'

Kay Yeung, SCI Scholar 2016-18
University of Manchester


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