Tyndall/UCC PhD student, Vuslat Buk, who is supervised by Dr Karen Twomey and Prof. Martyn Pemble, was awarded Best Poster at the 69th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium on 22 and 23 June 2017. The winning title of her poster was ‘A study of “carbon quantum dots-gold nanoparticles” nanohybrid material for enhanced enzyme immobilisation in biosensor development’.
The colloquium is an annual event which gathers chemistry postgraduate students from all over Ireland to present their work in a highly interdisciplinary setting. This year’s colloquium was hosted by the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University.
Vuslat's project forms part of a larger collaborative project that is led by Dr John Tobin and Dr Paul Cotter, who are based at Teagasc Moorepark. This research is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the FIRM programme.