THE next generation of groundbreaking scientists have met in Manchester to showcase their work and meet the UK’s leading researchers.
More than 140 young scientists got together at a special conference organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Younger Members Network at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The event, which was the first of its kind in the UK, gave young chemists the chance to showcase their work and to hear from leading lights in their field including speakers from AstraZeneca and Imperial College London.
Dr David Foley, who helped organize the event, said: "It was absolutely fantastic and we had incredibly positive feedback from the young scientists that came. We are hoping to make it a regular part of the calendar because there is nothing like this for young scientists.
"A big thank you to Manchester Metropolitan University... they were simply brilliant."
Chemicals Northwest, which champions the region’s world-class chemical sector, was a financial sponsor and exhibitor at the event.
Chemicals Northwest chief executive Dr Jenny Clucas said: "Events like this are a fantastic way to showcase the £10.2 billion chemical sector in the Northwest where there are lots of opportunities for postgraduates and young chemists.
The conference gave young chemists a rare opportunity to develop professionally by presenting their work in front of their peers and leading researchers in their fields.