The secondment: a rewarding experience in Glasgow

Many people do not realize that it is possible to improve and gain new skills and explore different career possibilities by temporarily working in an institution rather than their employing institutions. This is often known as ‘going on secondment'.

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CORE at Explorathon 2017

The venue for the Glasgow chapter of Explorathon was at the Riverside Museum, and a band of researchers here at CMAC with CORE members Johannes Hoffmann, Sudhansu Jena, Giulio Valenti and myself were ready to showcase our work at the Explorathon and engage with the public about our institution and research.

First Research Experience in SMS Laboratory at University of Rouen, France

I would like to share with others my first research experience as a new ESR (Early Stage Researcher) in SMS laboratory University of Rouen-France. It was in the end of January 2017, and I left my beautiful, peaceful and shining country, Senegal to move to France where the weather is so different to what I … Continue reading First Research Experience in SMS Laboratory at University of Rouen, France

CORE ITN Chiral Crystallisation Summer School – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – July 2017

As I crossed the Waal River into Nijmegen Central Station, on a double-decker train no less (a novelty for an Englishman), I was again taken aback by the structural order and beauty through which the Dutch seem to have mastered the construction of their cities. On my travels to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, I … Continue reading CORE ITN Chiral Crystallisation Summer School – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – July 2017