19 Aug 2015
The SCI Young Chemists’ Panel London region Undergraduate Symposium took place at Imperial College London on 4 June, hosted by Dr Silvia Díez-González, a member of the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel.
An audience of 30 attended the meeting to hear nine talks given by students from seven universities: UCL, Leicester, Imperial, Strathclyde, Queen Mary, Reading and Cambridge.
The quality of the talks was outstanding which made the job of the judges (Dr Joe Marshall from Charles River and Prof Chris Braddock from Imperial College) very difficult. In the end Fahima Idiris (pictured top right) from Queen Mary University of London was chosen as the winner for her talk entitled ‘C-H Activation in Flow’.
James Rushworth (pictured left, with Fahima, the judges and the event organiser) from University College London was awarded the runner-up prize for his talk entitled ‘Investigating the potential role of boron compounds in prebiotic peptide synthesis’.
Dr Silvia Díez-González
SCI Young Chemists’ Panel
Photograph (left to right): Prof Chris Braddock, Ms Fahima Idiris, Mr James Rushworth and Dr Joe Marshall