Eva’s PhD Thesis Submission

Congratulations Eva for submitting her PhD thesis for examination today. Eva joined us in November 2017. Her PhD focused on the application of biophysical and biochemical techniques to study protein-ligand interactions and enzyme inhibition. Eva worked on a diverse range of projects during her PhD. Of particular highlights are (1) experimentally validating the use of … Read more

Dr Nabangshu Sharma

Big congratulations to Nabangshu for successfully passing his PhD oral examination today. Nabangshu performed very well during the oral. He gave a very clear presentation about his findings, actively engaged in discussions with his examiner, and showed excellent knowledge about his work. Getting a PhD is a well deserved achievement for Nabangshu, who led multiple … Read more

Dr Ryan Dixon

Congratulations Dr Ryan Dixon for successfully passing his PhD oral examination today! Ryan accomplished an amazing multidisciplinary PhD (with A/Prof. Sperry, Prof. Curtis and Ivan) that involved organic chemistry, chemical biology and cell biology to identify compounds and cellular targets that relates to neuroplasticity. He is now postdoc with Maurice at the FMHS! Well done … Read more

Ryan’s PhD Thesis Submission

Congratulations to Ryan, who submitted his PhD Thesis last Thursday. Ryan did an amazing PhD project across three disciplines (organic synthesis, chemical biology and cell biology) and 3 groups (Main Supervisor: Associate Professor Sperry, Co-Supervisor: Professor Maurice Curtis at FMHS and Ivan) to search for bioactive compounds that modulate neuroplasticity, and to identify the cellular … Read more

Dr Naasson Mbenza – Congratulations

Congratulations to Dr Naasson Mbenza who successfully defended his PhD thesis “Studies on the Modulation of the Enzymatic Activity of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Hydroxylases” this afternoon. Naasson did very well in his oral examination. He gave a good presentation summarising his PhD work and highlighting important results. He also answered the examiners’ questions with confidence. The … Read more

Weijing’s PGDipSci submission

Congratulations to Weijing, who submitted her PGDipSci dissertation for examination this afternoon. Weijing tested the efficacy of a series of compounds against antibiotic-resistant bacteria during her PGDipSci. Her project was severely impacted by the coronavirus situation (including self-isolation and lockdown) so she did a good job gathering enough data and putting the thesis together. Well … Read more

L H Briggs Prize – Dr Danilo Correddu

Congratulations to Dr Danilo Correddu for being awarded the 2019 L. H. Briggs Memorial Prize. The prize was awarded annually for the most distinguished researcher who has submitted a PhD thesis in Chemistry, Food Science or Forensic Science in the year of the award. The selection panel commented that “Danilo took on something very tough, … Read more

Naasson’s PhD Thesis Submission

Congratulations to Naasson who has submitted his PhD thesis for examination today. Naasson’s PhD project was focused on the use of different chemical approaches to modulate the activity of HIF prolyl hydroxylase. Naasson is a very independent young scientist, and he has made some very interesting discoveries during his PhD. He has also started some … Read more

Jinal’s PhD Thesis Submission

Congratulations to Jinal who has submitted her PhD thesis for examination today. Jinal joined us 3.5 years ago and her PhD work has focussed on the studies of a DNA-repair enzyme called TDP1. Jinal’s project is central to a very successful collaboration with Professor Konstantin Volcho (N.N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of the … Read more