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GCCE student wins first place talk prize at Syngenta research conference

Posted on 25 September 2018

GCCE PhD Student James Shannon has won 1st Place Talk Prize at Syngenta Chemistry Collaborative Research Conference 2018.

James is pictured with his award. L to R: David Burns (Syngenta, Conference Organiser), James Shannon, Martine deHeer (Syngenta, Industrial Sponsor), Avtar S Matharu (PhD Supervisor)

York PhD Student James Shannon has been awarded best research talk at the “Syngenta Chemistry Collaborative Research Conference 2018”. James presented his PhD project on the ‘Use of carbonaceous materials for the improvement of agricultural resilience’ to both peers, academics and senior personnel at Syngenta’s International Research Centre at Jealott’s Hill. The two day event took place on 13-14 September and hosted seven research talks from PhD students in their final year or now as postdoctoral researchers, and ten poster presentations from Year 1 and 2 PhD students. James excelled amidst intense competition, winning the 1st Place Talk Prize and receiving honours from Dr Steve Smith, Head of Crop Protection, Syngenta.

James works in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) and is supervised by Dr Avtar S Matharu and Professor James Clark.