ScotCHEM travel-grant for J. Zhou adds to @PioneerCampus global networks

Jieying Zhou receives a fellowship of the Scottish Universities Chemistry Research Pool (ScotCHEM) to acquire crucial new tech-skills in one of the top UK Chemistry spots.

‘Promoting international research excellence, networking, training and knowledge exchange‘ reads  the mission statement of ScotChem, the strategic collaboration of 7 Scottish university chemistry departments. Among them St Andrews School of Chemistry, the number #3 school of chemistry in the UK according to the complete university guide 2021.

Jieying Zhou, a postdoc in the PioneerCampus’ nanoprobe-lab, has now been awarded a grant within the ScotCHEM European Exchanges scheme that will facilitate rapid and collaborative explorations into the control of structure and dynamics across molecular, supramolecular and nanomaterial size-scales.

‘I am very grateful for this unique opportunity to expand my scientific skillset and drive the success of projects in the Cui-lab via an extended and fully funded period in the lab of Dr Euan Kay at the University of St. Andrews’ says Jieying. ‘My lab is looking forward to benefiting from the expertise in nanomaterials surface chemistry of our UK colleagues to complement our existing efforts in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis for biosensing applications’ adds Dr. Jian Cui, PI of the nanoPROBE lab. We all congratulate Jieying Zhou and wish her all success in advancing her professional skills and establishing new networks and unique experiences within the reputed UK educational system.

ScotCHEM is a strategic collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments. It pools and enhances resources for chemistry research and research training in Scotland by bringing together seven universities and other major players in the chemical sciences. ScotCHEM generates enhanced critical mass, spurs collaboration, and enables wider access to major facilities.

The Helmholtz Pi­o­neer Cam­pus (HPC) is an innovation campus with a startup culture at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. HPC stands for the intelligent fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization. Teams of top scientific talents from all over the world work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. HPC aspires the values of Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894), a physician and physicist, polymath and science pioneer.