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The Duncan Bryant Prize

When their Chairman, Dr Duncan Bryant, died in 2005 the committee of the RSC Molecular Spectroscopy Group decided that they would find an appropriate way of recording their gratitude to him and their affection for him. The result is the Duncan Bryant Prize for early career research molecular spectroscopists working or studying in the pharmaceutical sector. 

The process for awarding the prize changes from award to award with the aim of providing diverse ways to ensure worthy recipient.  The inaugural award of the Duncan Bryant Prize was made on in May 2008 and the Prize has been awarded on two subsequent occasions to date.  A full list of winners is provided below. 

The Prize itself is a print of a unique picture commissioned by Duncan’s former employers, GlaxoSmithKline, representing different aspects of Duncan’s professional and personal life.  The print will be supported by a certificate and a small cash award.

The Prize will continue to be awarded via different mechanisms with the next edition scheduled for award in 2017 - details to follow!

The Molecular Spectroscopy Group would like to thank GlaxoSmithKline for commissioning and providing the prize.

Past Winners

1.      Dr Paul T. Whiteside, Molecular Profiles Ltd, Topics in Pharmaceutical Analysis, 15 May 2008, GSK Stevenage, Best lecture, "Quantification of low levels of amorphous lactose using hydrogen/deuterium exchange and FT-Raman spectroscopy"

2.      Angelika Galezowska, University of Southampton, Structure, 24-25 Feb 2010, Hinckley, Leicestershire, Best poster "Fragmentation of Quinazolines using ESI-CID MS/MS: Unusual Formation of Radical Product Ions"

3.      Rajni Milani, Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Advances in Raman Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical Analysis, 17 May 2012, RSC London, Best poster "Solid Form Screening using High Throughput Crystallisation of Pharmaceuticals"

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