2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium
Shanghai, 19-20 October 2017
We are just back from the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium, held this year in the fabulous city of Shanghai. As every year, we met some amazing and young talented chemists, heard excellent talks, and met new friends from all over the world, this is the Reaxys Prize Club community.
The Symposium started with poster sessions where finalists presented their research, met new colleagues and friends, exchanged ideas and advice and shared their science with the members of the Reaxys Advisory Board.
As finalist Charlotte Boot (Pringle group, University of Bristol) said: “being a finalist, gives great recognition my PhD work, and offers opportunities to meet people at similar stages of their careers and also researchers from different research areas”.
All 10 shortlisted presenters impressed us with their research and their ability to explain their work we could see they are passionate about it! Following their presentations we closed with the keynote presentation from Professor Yan-Mei Li from Tsignhua University, who spoke about her research in Synthetic Glycopeptide Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy, keeping the audience captivated about both her research and her personal take on chemistry.
We announced the three winners during the Symposium Gala Dinner. According to Professor Henry N. C. Wong from The Chinese University of Hong Kong “The quality of the oral presentations was great and all 10 short-listed presenters were very good. As ever the decision process was not easy, the Reaxys PhD Prize committee members had to consider the reviewer comments and their own opinion of the presentations. In the end, all of the review committee agreed, there are three outstanding winners”.
We are very happy that Joshua Barham (Murphy group, University of Strathclyde), Moritz Malischewski (Seppelt group, Freie University of Berlin) and Changchun Yuan (Liu group, Sichuan University) are the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize winners.
Joshua said “it’s such an honour and a privilege to be part of the 45 finalists, I would never have imagined to be one of the 3 winners” He recommends the Reaxys PhD Prize to any PhD students as it is a fantastic networking opportunity and the Symposium offers the possibility to hear some great science, from a wide variety of chemistry research areas.
Moritz said “the Reaxys PhD Prize is a very precious award. The competition was really intense, what an acknowledgement to be one of the 3 out of over 550 applications, it’s a just amazing” He actually already have recommended the Prize to one of his really good friend who will apply next year.
Changchun was proud to have won in his own country, he said “I’m so existed and cannot believe it! The Reaxys PhD Prize is a recognized award for PhD students and offers a wonderful community of chemists around the globe doing incredible research. Every student should apply with their best science, the application process is so easy and the opportunities are immense.”
> Agenda of the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize
> Pictures Day 1
> Pictures Day 2
Local Reaxys Prize Club Symposia
Organized by Reaxys Prize Club members these symposia provide an opportunity for Club members to come together meet other members and present their most recent research at important local and national meetings.
Prize Club members and the Prize Club Team meet several times a year at chemistry conferences around the world. This is an occasion for them to meet with new colleagues and mentors that can help maximize the impact of their ideas. Often featuring renowned keynote speakers these symposia are always popular events and great places to network.
Reaxys Prize Club Symposium at the 97th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan, 17 March 2017
Reaxys Prize Club Symposium at the 96th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan, March 25 2016
Reaxys Prize Club informal meeting during 2015 Fall ACS in Boston, August 17, 2015
Reaxys Prize Club Symposium at the 95th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan, March 28, 2015
Reaxys Prize Club Symposium at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Oct 28 2014
Reaxys Prize Club Symposium at the 94th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan, March 28 2014