These awards recognise outstanding work published in the journal in 2021, for which a substantial component of the research was conducted by a student. Over 900 nominations were recieved and shortlisted, and the winning papers were then selected by the Editorial Board and Associate Editors.
Professor Jen Hiscock and Dr Michelle Garrett’s joint MRes student, Nova Dora, won the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, RSC Advances Outstanding Student Paper Awards 2021.
Nova O. Dora, University of Kent, UK
Nova is recognised for her outstanding contribution in the research advance presented in Supramolecular self-associating amphiphiles (SSAs) as nanoscale enhancers of cisplatin anticancer activity.
Nova grew up in London and developed a strong interest in Science whilst at school. She went on to complete her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Kent, Canterbury during which she completed her final year research project investigating mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer cell lines. This was an area of great interest and so Nova then stayed at the University of Kent to complete a Masters by Research investigating the potential of supramolecular self-associating amphiphiles (SSAs) as novel cancer treatments. After completing her masters program, Nova completed a PGCE in secondary education and is now a science teacher at a secondary school in West London. In her free time Nova likes to partake in sports such as netball and swimming and enjoys travelling and reading.
Re-purposed from Royal Society of Chemistry blog