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We congratulate Ms. Christelle Dzesse Tekouo who successfully defended her PhD thesis in August 2018, at the University of Buea in Cameroon. Christelle spent about 18 months with the Centre, under the supervision of Prof. Susan Bourne, as a recipient of an International postgraduate Fellowship. Photos below show Christelle with with her family (including husband Claude and daughter Victory, who was born on 18 July and delayed her mom’s defence by a week or so) and with her supervisor Dr Emmanuel Nfor.


We congratulate former PhD student, Dr Gift Mehlana who recently won a prestigious research grant for research excellence in a Green Chemistry project.  This is a joint project between Phosagro, UNESCO and IUPAC.  The award was presented at the 8th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2018. Below we see Dr. Mehlana receiving his award.


We congratulate Ms. Khadijah Dauda who graduated PhD in June 2018, under the co-supervision of Professor  Mino Caira. Her thesis title being "Metal complexes of Anti-Tubercular (TB) drugs".

We congratulate Ms. Savannah Zacharias who graduated PhD in April 2018, under the supervision of Professor Susan Bourne. Her thesis title is "Chiral metal-organic frameworks".