A chance to find out about the activities hosted by the different RSC Networks. From the 35 Local Sections and 75 Interest Groups to RSC Reps and International Sections, this blog should give you a taster of the 500 events organised each year by the various RSC Networks for both RSC members and the public. If you've recently held an RSC event and would like to contribute to the blog, email: networks@rsc.org.

RSC Radiochemistry Group Young Researcher's Award 2012

The aim of the RSC Radiochemistry group is to promote, educate, practice and collaborate in the chemistry of radioisotopes. This award aims to aid young researchers in the field of radiochemistry by enabling them to present their research to peers from both academia and industry.

The winner receives a cheque for £150 and the honour of having their name added to those of previous recipients on the coveted trophy, a bust of Marie Curie, which remains in their possession until the next meeting. The winner also receives funding from the RSC Radiochemistry Group to present their research at an international scientific conference.

Michael Charlton, a second year PhD student at Newcastle University, won the Royal Society of Chemistry Radiochemistry Group Young Researcher Award for 2012 given his presentation entitled ‘Synthesis of 4-[18F]Fluorobenzaldehyde using Diaryliodonium Salt Precursors in a Microreactor’.

Michael presented his research in PET radiopharmaceutical development to dozens of fellow radiochemists at the RSC Radiochemistry Group conference, held at Birchwood, Cheshire, on the 27–28th March 2012. His presentation, which was judged against other researchers’ work, was carried out under the supervision of Dr Michael Carroll, who is a past winner of the RSC award, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in medical imaging applications in the context of drug discovery and development.

All of the presentations given at this year's event can be found on the Radiochemistry Group web page.

Posted by Fiona McMillan on Jun 18, 2012 3:32 PM Europe/London

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