Welcoming all new group members

In order to welcome all new group members, and just to get to know each other a bit better, we went to one of our favourite restaurants again … Cosmo!

groupcosmo_oct16As usual, the quality (and quantity!) of food was excellent! Unfortunately not everyone could join in, but this means that we will just have to go soon again!



New UoB agreement with the China Scholarship Council

The University of Bristol has just finalised a new agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for 20 PhD students per year for the next 5 years. This is great news, and Bristol will benefit greatly from this new initiative!

img_2942Charl is currently in Beijing talking to prospective CSC PhD candidates at the International Graduate Scholarship Fair of the CSC.

Research and safety lectures in Suzhou

Charl also visited Prof Bo Song at the University of Soochow, Suzhou, China.  Bo, a former PhD student of close collaborator prof Xi Zhang at Tsinghua University, was the perfect host, and made sure that the stay was perfect!

suzhou_safetytalkCharl gave two lectures – one covering research aspects from the Faul Research Group, and one where he shared some experiences about laboratory safety from the School of Chemistry here in Bristol!