Latest News from the Forgan Group

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11/01/2019 - Award for Dr Forgan

We are delighted that Dr Forgan has been awarded the Sessler Early Career Researcher Prize for 2018, in recognition of his advances in the field of Supramolecular Chemistry. Dr Forgan will present his award lecture at the 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019),, which will be held in Lecce, Italy on June 2-6, 2019.

07/01/2019 - Welcome Nikos

We welcome Nikoloas Panagiotou to the group, who will be working on the EPSRC IRC project. Nikos carried out his PhD research with Dr Paul Shiels at the University of Glasgow, and will be working on new methods to target hard-to-treat cancers. See the full group here.

19/10/2018 - Grant Success!

We are delighted to be part of the new EPSRC-funded £10M Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration "Multimodal targeted delivery strategies for hard-to-treat cancers" with researchers from Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, and Birmingham. As such, we are advertising for a new postdoc; apply here before the 11th November 2018 deadline.

15/10/2018 - Welcome Fatma

We welcome Dr Fatma Demir Duman to the group, who will be working on the ERC SCotMOF project. Fatma received her PhD from Koc University Turkey, and was previously a postdoc in the School of Nanoscience at University College London Medical School. See the full group here.

01/10/2018 - New Group Members

We welcome a number of new group members for the new academic year; PhD students Ignas and Catherine, and undergraduate project students Emily, Tommy, Lauren and Megan. See the full group here.

04/09/2018 - Prize for Sophia!

Congratulations to PhD student Sophia Boyadjieva, who won a poster prize at the recent USIC 2018 conference at the University of Edinburgh, for her poster titled "Stability Study of Surface-Functionalised Metal-Organic Framework UiO-66 for Drug Delivery". Well done Sophia!

04/07/2018 - PhD Position Available

A fully funded PhD studentship has become available in the Forgan Group for an October 2018 start, to work on MOFs, crystallography, and catalytic nanoparticles. Full details are available on our advert. Applications accepted now; contact Dr Forgan by email for more details.

31/05/2018 - We Are Hiring!

We are currently recruiting a 3 year postdoc to work on our ERC funded research into drug delivery and surface modification of MOFs. Interested applicants should apply online through the University of Glasgow, with a deadline of July 2nd.

24/04/2018 - PhD Successes!

Congratulations to Isabel and Francois, who have both successfully defended their PhDs in the last month. Francois has returned to his native France, while Isa is undertaking a short postdoc before joining the FuniMat team lead by Carlos Martí-Gastaldo at Valencia.

09/01/18 - Grant Success!

Dr Forgan has been awarded a Research Fellows Enhancement Award from the Royal Society, worth £100k, to examine chemisorption in metal-organic frameworks. The award will cover a PhD position from October 2018, which is advertised here. See our full grant portfolio here.

01/10/2017 - New Group Members

At the start of the academic year we welcome new PhD students Alexander Thom and Sophia Boyadjieva, as well as undergraduate researchers Connor Wells (MSci), Christopher Coyle (BSc) and Josin Jose (BSc), to the Forgan group.

27/04/2017 - Dr Ross Marshall

Congratulations to Ross Marshall, who becomes with first Forgan group PhD graduate! Dr Marshall will stay for a short postdoctoral stint before beginning a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at the University of Strathclyde.

12/04/2017 - New Papers

Congratulations to Isabel, who has published her latest paper in Chem Cell Press, titled "Selective Surface PEGylation of UiO-66 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Stability, Cell Uptake and pH Responsive Drug Delivery". Plus, Ross Marshall has also published his latest work "Functional versatility of a series of Zr MOFs probed by solid-state photoluminescence spectroscopy" in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Well done everyone!

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Updated 4th December 2018.