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News in Brief April 2017

A round up of the latest news in April from the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

Microbiology news

Dr Donna Johnson together with second year undergraduate Emily Oliver has been awarded £2,500 from The Society for Applied Microbiology “students into work” grant to fund a summer project on “the Investigation of antibiotic cross resistance in triclosan resistant E.coli”.

Maria Maynard has been selected to participate as an expert in a European evidence review on nutrition & physical activity in addressing chronic disease for the Directorate-General Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. 

Craig McBeth recently visited St. Andrews for the annual Butlers symposium in electrochemistry. Craig gave a presentation regarding his recent research in pH sensing using ubiquinone based electrodes.

Tim Briggs, was able to provide our Safety, Health and Environmental Management students with a guest lecturer of international experience. Kevin Lacey, who was a Senior Vice President of BP whilst working as VP HSE and Drilling & Completions – Gulf of Mexico, and has worked in Senior roles for Chevron as Global VP of Drilling and Completions, GM Operations - Europe, Production Operations Manager – Angola delivered a two-hour session on Corporate Decision making, and how this may affect operations.

Golden Robes Awards

Many congratulations to the 22 colleagues and teams nominated for this years’ Golden Robes awards.

The awards took place on Thursday 27 April, with several colleagues shortlisted for awards:

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