Top Science graduate wins 2016 France Scholarship

2 June 2016 The 2016 New Zealand France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship has been awarded to Benjamin Wilson from the University of Canterbury. (read article)

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New Home for Science Departments

The new Regional Science and Innovation Centre will create a hub for Canterbury's science and innovation network in modern state-of-the-art facilities that encourage collaborative teaching, learning and research.

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2015 team

New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad Trust

The 2015 team repesented New Zealand in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 48th Chemistry Olympiad Competition will be held Pakistan, in July 2016, and will normally involve a team of four students.

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‘Christchurch is unique at the moment — there’s a much larger platform for student participation...’

Alison Faulls Studying towards a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics
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Seminars are usually held on Wednesdays at 12.00 pm in the Chemistry Department, Level 5, Room 531, Rutherford Building, unless otherwise specified.

Presenter Date Title and Abstract
Fatemeh Tavakolinia
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Tuesday 28 June
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Synthesis and Study of Dinuclear Cobalt(III)-platinum(II) Complexes as Potential Anti-Cancer Pro-Drugs
Eric Lang
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Friday 1 July
11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Insights into Enzyme Allosteric Inhibition Mechanisms using Computational Studies

Nathaniel Gunby
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Thursday 25 August
1.00 - 2.00 pm
UCONGA: University Conformer Generation and Analysis

Archived Seminars


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