Medway PhD student awarded inaugural research fellowship
Medway PhD Student awarded inaugural Researcher Mobility Fellowship from the RSC
Colin Moore, a Chemistry and Drug Delivery PhD student under the supervision of Dr Vladimir Gubala, has been awarded the inaugural Researcher Mobility Fellowship from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The award, worth £3100, was granted on a competitive basis and will fund a three-month research placement at Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona in the cellular biology lab of Dr Carme Nogués. Colin’s PhD is focussed on the use of fluorescent silica nanoparticles for the treatment of diseases, such as cancer.
Speaking about the award, Colin said: ‘It is extremely exciting. I will learn how to perform biological experiments using the novel nanoparticles I have developed at Medway School of Pharmacy. As my background is materials-science based, travelling to Barcelona will allow me to work with expert cellular biologists and learn a range of biological techniques. The results gained in Spain will form an important part of my PhD thesis, and my knowledge and experiences will be passed on to our group to improve the impact of our research.’