Chemistry PhD Student presents at SciX Conference

SciX conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA 29th Sep – 4th Oct 2013 The Great Scientific Exchange (SciX) brought together over 1000 scientists from across the globe for an action packed week of stimulating scientific discussions and networking. The meeting marked the 40th year that the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) has sponsored a conference devoted to advancing analytical chemistry and spectroscopy on behalf of its member organizations.

Joanna Denbigh, a second year PhD student from Nick Lockyer and Roy Goodacre’s groups in the MIB, presented her research in a poster entitled “ToF-SIMS and Raman microspectroscopy as tools for probing lipid saturation in acute myeloid leukaemia cells treated with a novel combination therapy”. This work, which is in collaboration with researchers from the school of biosciences at the University of Birmingham, received much interest at the conference and Joanna was presented with 2 awards, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) Student Poster Award and joint first place for the FACCS Student Poster Award. Joanna has now joined the UK committee of the SAS and anyone interested in finding out further information about membership or meetings can visit: https://sites.google.com/site/sasukregion/. Joanna is very grateful to the Royal Society of Chemistry, Manchester & District local section for sponsoring her travel to the conference. 

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