Ms Lorella Spiteri with her winning poster
The Department of Chemistry’s crystal engineering groups, led by Dr Liana Vella-Zarb and Prof. Ulrich Baisch, have recently attended the annual British Crystallographic Association meeting, one of the largest important annual international crystallography conferences worldwide, at Warwick University.
They presented six posters and delivered five talks highlighting the work currently being undertaken in the two research groups. The talks, which were titled “An initial exploration of the crystal landscape of tolvaptan”, “Crystallization Environment – Pore Size Tuning of New Covalent Organic Frameworks”, “Crystallographic Studies in Cultural Heritage: Solid State Behaviour of Red Ochre”, “pH-triggered release of gefitinib: a potent anticancer agent” and “Co-crystallisation of lanthanide complexes with compounds of commercial significance” detailed work carried out by Luke Frendo, Marie Christine Scicluna, Marie Camilleri and Chelsey Vella from the Vella-Zarb group and Duncan Micallef from the Baisch group respectively.
Ms Lorella Spiteri, an M.Sc. student in the Vella-Zarb group, won a prize for her poster titled “A statistical analysis of the variance between aqueous solubility values - A case study of DMSO solvates”.