Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Alison is honoured to be selected as one of the 2021 cohort of new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Seeing the Smaller Picture


An article comparing our SRS microscopy and AZ’s advanced NanoSIMS mass spectrometry approaches to imaging intracellular drug distribution is published in The Analytical Scientist.

Analytical Methods Brief Published!

At long last! The Technical Brief written by Alison and former group member Lore Troalen (National Museums Scotland), has been published by the Analytical Methods Committee, as AMCTB No. 101.

Review in Analyst accepted

Congratulations to group members Manasa Punaha Ravindra and Kristel Sepp whose review titled “Recent advances in the use of stimulated Raman scattering in histopathology” has been accepted for publication in Analyst. Great way to end a difficult year!

Congratulations Dr Sepp!

Congratulations Kristel on a flawless viva performance (not that we expected anything less)! When conditions allow we’ll celebrate with you and not just leave Martin to wave the flags.

Congratulations Marie!

Congratulations to Marie, whose review of stapled peptide synthesis has just been accepted in Peptide Science. Looking forward to seeing it in print at last!

RSC Organic Division Awards Announced

Finally – RSC awards are announced on-line here. I’m proud to say that there are 4 female winners this year across the 10 Organic Division awards, 2 from the UK and 2 from the USA. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a small team whose aim was to identify a more diverse pool of nominees.

Proud to be #1ofTheMillion

For the first time ever, there are more than 1 million women working in core STEM roles across the UK.

Congratulations project student Milda

Congratulations to this year’s project student Milda Lebedyte who is following up her project on early synthetic dyestuffs conducted in collaboration with National Museums Scotland with a summer internship at Prickly Thistle – to investigate the sustainable manufacture of tartans in Scotland. Good luck!

Congratulations former project student James

Congratulations to last year’s project student, James Weatherill, whose work on “Russia Leather” conducted in collaboration with National Museums Scotland has been accepted for publication as part of the 19th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation. Although the 2020 meeting in Beijing is postponed for now, James paper will go to press – well done!