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ChemBio Winter Symposium 2023

The Kawamura Group and McAllister Lab celebrated the end of successful year of chemical biology research within Newcastle University! 

The 2023 Winter Symposium, organised by Emma Wadworth, Tom Smith and Tim Bell, took place at the end of December. 

Research presentations from all team members were followed by fun activities including a festive team quiz and a Secret Santa. The teams enjoyed a festive lunch at Pleased to Meet You, before some braver participants went on to karaoke. 

2023 was a great year for the Chemical Biology teams which saw many achievements: 

  • New lab facilities set-up in the Bedson Building; 
  • Six new team members and three summer studentships; 
  • Collaborative research projects with NovoNordisk, GSK, as well as leading academics at Newcastle University, University of Oxford, Tokyo University and Pasteur Institute; 
  • Guest seminars from world-leading scientists such as Prof Hiroaki Suga; 
  • Papers published (link) and research findings presented at conferences across the UK.  

After reflecting upon a successful 2023, our team of chemical biology researchers are looking forward to 2024!