Congratulations to Dakshat on passing his PhD today.
Dakshat used metabolomics and vibrational spectroscopy for the analysis of human serum for the characterisation of phenotypically ageing men in different ethnic populations.
In 2020 we had to do many vivas by Zoom and here’s a great photo that captures Dakshat’s success. Many thanks to Hyun Kim (University of Nottingham) and Peter Gardner (University of Manchester) for their excellent examination of Dakshat’s thesis.
The close date for both is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
You will join a dynamic research group based in the IIB where the focus is to investigate cellular metabolism. Details of the current projects and diversity of work, as well as more general papers, can be found here.
We are delighted to see that our research work with Jon Lloyd and other colleagues in Earth and Environmental Sciences on algal colonization within a nuclear fuel storage pond which was published in mBio in June now features in The University of Manchester's In Abstract: Edition 06.
Dr Mark H Barley retired from the group at the end of November after a varied and interesting career spanning 34 years in both industry and academia.
After taking his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia, followed by Post Doctoral research in North Carolina and Cambridge (UK) he joined the chemical company ICI as an electrochemist. After working on two short electrochemical projects he moved to a thermodynamics and physical chemistry role in support of the marketing and manufacture of ozone friendly refrigerants; followed by a period working on fragrances and flavours.
On leaving ICI in 2006 he obtained a Post-Doctoral position in the Centre for Atmospheric Science at Manchester University modeling the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosol; and then the position at the MIB studying Genetic Algorithms, where he was a very valuable and nice member of our group.
We wish Mark a very long and wonderful retirement.