Contact InformationSchool of Chemistry,
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building, David Brewster Road,
Edinburgh, EH9 3FJ, UK+44-131-650-4711Alison.Hulme at ed.ac.uk
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A big welcome to new group members Hector and Marie who joined the group last week. Also welcome back to Fergus who is staying on as a postdoc to set up the Edinburgh Compound Collection.
Fabulous meeting at Firbush this weekend with lots of new appointees showing that the fields of Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Chemistry are very strong in the UK. (With guest appearances by a few older members of the community!) Alison spoke on the group’s recent Raman imaging work and there were lots of interesting discussions in the bar afterwards!
It’s been 20 years in the thinking, 10 years in the making and our dyestuff analysis essay has been going back and forth for 5 years – but at long last the fully comprehensive and truly magnificent catalogue of 200+ tapestries from the world-renown Burrell Collection has been published. Burrell himself originally commissioned a catalogue of the tapestries in his collection, but due to tragic circumstances this was never completed. Finally his wish is fulfilled and the outstanding collection of tapestry artworks which he bequeathed to the people of Glasgow is documented in full. Alison is pictured here with conservator Helen Hughes at the launch reception in the Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow.
It’s been 12 years in the making – but finally David Peggie’s PhD paper on the ageing of sawwort is out. Finger’s crossed that his next one on the mystery dyestuff marker found in Rembrandt and Van Gogh paintings finds daylight a bit quicker. Here he is presenting his latest work as a plenary lecturer at this year’s RSC Analytical Research Forum (photo @PertidaB).