GSK prizes for excellence in organic chemistry
14 November 2019
Undergraduate students from the School of Chemistry have been presented with a number of prizes in organic chemistry by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
In November, Dr Afjal Miah from the GSK branch in Stevenage visited the School of Chemistry to award GSK sponsored certificates and financial prizes for student performances in organic chemistry. Ethan Merrington-Pink won the prize for best performance in first year organic chemistry and Luke Ward was the recipient of the prize for best performance in second year organic chemistry (both for the academic year 2018/19).
Bethan Winterson was awarded the GSK prize for best performance in an MChem project for her work on electrochemically generated hypervalent iodine reagents, under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Wirth. After completing her MChem in 2018/19, Bethan has remained in the School as a PhD student.
GSK is a global company that researches, develops and manufactures a wide range of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products with the purpose of helping people to do more, feel better and live longer. The company has close ties with the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University, offering industrial placement opportunities as well as internships.