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Group lunch 2021

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Celebrating the newest arrivals, October 2021.

Christmas 2019

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The group at our Christmas party 2019.

Summer 2019 Graduation

Graduating Masters students Simran Dhanjal (left) and Sam Ackerley (right)

1st year PhD talks 2019

1st year talks 2019

Alex (left), Marwa (middle) and Connor (right) delivered their 1st year PhD talks today in the Department of Chemistry – congratulations on a fantastic set of talks!

Christmas 2018

Albeit early, the group celebrated their Christmas party along with the Scanlon, Knapp and Palgrave groups.


The official group snap! Left to right: Gemma, Viliyana (front), Marwa, Clarissa, Sam, Simran, Aaron, Connor, Alex and Tree. Missing: Henry, Charlotte, Craig, Rui and Jaier.


And the selfie snap a little later on in the evening!

Christmas Parties 2017

This year, as the group is split between UCL and the University of Warwick, we had two Christmas parties!

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Christmas party #1: with members of the Davies, Scanlon, Palgrave and Knapp groups of the Department of Chemistry, UCL.

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Christmas party #2: joint Davies and Gibson group party, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick.


The Davies group! Left: Warwick cohort (Charlotte missing); Right: UCL cohort.

Royal Society-Institute for Basic Science Conference 2017

Gemma-Louise was invited to speak at the RS-IBS bilateral conference to encourage collaboration between the UK and South Korea. The conference took place in September 2017, in Daejeon, South Korea. Go here for more details on the conference and here for a report (in Korean) on the successful meeting!


RS-IBS Conference delegates.

SCI Materials Science Conference and BBQ 2017

Charlotte Fletcher attended the SCI’s summer conference and BBQ in September in London and won the ‘Best Poster’ award – congratulations!


Charlotte with her Prize-winning poster!

13th Materials Chemistry Conference 2017

Henry and Gemma attended the 13th Materials Chemistry Conference in Liverpool in July 2017, meeting lots of fantastic colleagues and seeing some wonderful and innovative science!


Left to right: tiny Gemma giving her talk in the main hall; the group’s two posters; Gemma with Prof. Ram Seshadri from UCSB.

Davies & Gibson Groups Summer Social

The Davies and Gibson groups had home made cocktails and pizza to celebrate Prof. Gibson’s promotion (to Prof.!) and Dr Davies’ move to UCL. summer social

Alumni Networking Event

Gemma returned to Trinity College Dublin for a Networking event in the beautiful Dining Hall.


Left to right: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, Dr Lucy Crockford (Harper-Adams University), Dr Michele Keyes (Intel Incorporation).

Christmas Party 2016!

The Davies and Gibson groups joined forces to celebrate a fantastic year of science with dinner and drinks in Leamington Spa!


Current Trends in Molecular and Nanoscale Magnetism 2016

Gemma was an invited speaker at the CTMNM2016 meeting in Pylos, Greece in October 2016. After an eventful trip (due to air traffic controller strikes!), she eventually got there and enjoyed some science, scenery and an excursion to Ancient Messini!


Left: Conference booklet; Middle: Pylos in southern Greece; Right: Some of the conference delegates in the amphitheatre of Ancient Messini.

2016 Welcome Social

The Davies and Gibson groups went to the Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery in Coventry for their first welcome social of the academic year for beer and pizza!


Davies group (finally, a group picture!)

From left to right: Claudia Fryer, Gaby Newson, Charlotte Fletcher, Gemma-Louise Davies, Jonny Strong, Henry Lee.


The Davies and Gibson groups enjoying craft beer and an intro talk.

COST Meeting 2016

Gemma-Louise was invited to speak at a COST-Network ‘Path towards independence: Young scientists’ careers in Europe’ meeting, to describe the opportunities available in the UK and Ireland. More details about this network can be found here.


Gemma giving her talk.


From left to right: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, Dr Angel Berenguer Murcia, Dr Sebastian Leidal, Dr Paavo-Petri Ahonen and Prof. Mihai Girtu.

CRUK Sandpit Event

Gemma-Louise attended a CRUK Sandpit event on Early Diagnosis of Cancer in December 2015 and was awarded a grant, along with some fantastic new collaborators towards the early diagnosis of bowel cancer.


‘Where’s Wally?’ – spot GLD and the new team developing their new research idea!

Irish President State Visit April 2014, The Royal Society, London

POI1 Dr Davies meeting Michael D. Higgins


Dr Davies and Dr David Scanlon with Michael D. Higgins

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RSC Chemistry Careers November 2014 – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Chemistry alumni; From left: Dr Ruairi O’Kane, Kalle Korpela, John McManus, Dr Gemma-Louise Davies

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