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James Hall wins Thames and Kennet Group prize for best presentation

James Hall and Prof Harry Heaney

19 Jul 2013

The Thames and Kennet Group was pleased to sponsor a prize for the best oral presentation at the University of Reading's Department of Chemistry Postgraduate Research Day.

The event took place on 25 June 2013 at the University of Reading and was well attended by students and staff.

The day was split into three sessions for oral presentations, with each student having 15 minutes to give an update on their work. Topics were far-reaching, from the use of NMR to analyse hair, to alternative adhesives using supramolecular polymers. After a tough decision-making process, the panel awarded the Thames and Kennet Group Prize for Best Oral Presentation to James Hall for his outstanding presentation: 'A Crystallographic Study of Ruthenium Complexes Bound to DNA Reveals Sequence Specific Binding with a Directional Preference'. The abstract of James' winning presentation is available from the link below.

Prof Harry Heaney of Loughborough University presented James with his certificate and prize.

James recently became a member of SCI and joined the Thames and Kennet Group, Biotechnology Group and Young Chemists' Panel. The Thames and Kennet Committee look forward to inviting James to attend its next committee meeting.

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