School of Human Sciences organises inaugural research conference

Event supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry welcomed undergraduates from a number of leading universities

Date: 07 June 2019

London Met’s School of Human Sciences held its inaugural undergraduate chemistry research conference on 5 June.

The conference, which was organised with the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry, invited undergraduates, along with staff and visitors, from other universities in London and the South East to present their research with poster sessions and talks.

Dr Daniel Sykes, course leader for Chemistry BSc, said: “The conference was a great success, with over 70 people in attendance. All the speakers and presenters were excellent, and it really highlighted the quality of the research being carried out at undergraduate level.”   

Undergraduate researchers from Queen Mary University, Kings College London, University of Hertfordshire, The Open University, Kingston University and the University of East London travelled to Holloway to demonstrate the findings of their scientific investigations.

The presentations ranged from how light effects the permeation of drugs applied to the skin; if kinetic salts have an effect on fluorescence quenching reactions; and the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of Chagas disease.

With the presentations over, students and staff enjoyed a relaxing wine reception before the awards ceremony. The award winners were:

Prize winners

First place talk
Conor Beale (King's College London)
First place poster
Julia Fairbairn (Queen Mary University)
Second place talk
Mignon Cristofoli (London Metropolitan University)
Second place poster
Jimin Shin (King’s College London)
Third place talk
Adeel Ahmed (University of Hertfordshire)
Third place poster
Charanveer Mudher (Open University)

Winners of the conference awards

Mignon Cristofoli, a PhD candidate in Pharmaceutical Science, worked in finance and as an entrepreneur before London Met helped her pursue her dream of becoming a scientist. Read her inspiring story.