Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium 2021

Between 29 June to 1 July 2021, the Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Competition took place online as part of the Dalton Joint Interest Group meeting. Whilst this event was on hold in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were delighted that the competition was able to resume, albeit in a virtual format.
The posters were distributed across four themes: Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry; Main Group Chemistry; Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms; Inorganic Biochemistry.

A judging committee reviewed the posters and selected winners across the four themes, as well as an overall winner up in the PhD and postdoc categories. The winners were announced by the Dalton Division President, Professor Robert Mulvey, during the conferences closing remarks and the winners all received a PDF certificate and bursary. 354 people attended  the online event this year, with 61 posters being presented at the Symposium.

The following chemists won prizes this year:

PhD Category

Winner: Natalia Baranska,University of York
Runner-up: Leah Webster, Imperial College London

PostDoc Category

Winner: Debanjana Biswal, University of Calcutta
Runner-up: Laurence Doyle, University of York

Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms

Winner: Patrick Morgan, University of Nottingham

Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry

Winner: Rebecca Salthouse, Durham University

Inorganic Biochemistry

Winner: Silvia Schoch, University of Pisa

Main Group Chemistry

Winner: Alexander Beaton Garcia, University of Edinburgh

The RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium 2019

Photo of prize winners © Royal Society of Chemistry
From left to right: Andrew Shore, Executive Editor, Journals, RSC. Dr Pooja Goddard, RSC Dalton Division Council Member, and Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Loughborough University. Sacha Fop, prize winner 2019, University of Aberdeen. Caitlin McManus, prize winner 2019, University of Oxford. James McAllister, prize winner 2019, University of Glasgow. Alice Johnson, prize winner 2019, University of Oxford. Professor Warren Piers, Professor in Chemistry at the University of Calgary [behind Alice Johnson]. Claire Brodie, prize winner 2019, Durham University. Richard Yuze Kong, prize winner 2019, Imperial College London. Photo © Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium is an annual event, supported by the Wilkinson Charitable Foundation, and hosted by the Dalton Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In odd years, the conference takes place as a standalone event at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s London headquarters, Burlington House. In even years, the event is a part of the popular biennial Dalton Joint Interest Group meeting, and takes place at the University of Warwick.

Above: Gallery of winners from 2019, all photos © Royal Society of Chemistry.

The poster symposium, which has been running since 2015, provides an opportunity for talented young inorganic chemists undertaking a PhD or postdoc to present their work to the wider community, practice their presentation skills, raise their visibility and make research connections for future collaborations. Posters are assessed by a panel of expert judges, and the winners receive bursaries to attend an international conference.

Find out more about the 2019 event through the link below to the RSC:

RSC Dalton Poster Symposium 2019

Lucy Johnstone, Philanthropy Lead.
Royal Society of Chemistry