Maria Cristina Lo Giudice received BOC Gases Award for the Best PhD Research Project in 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

UCD School of Chemistry annually hosts the BOC Gases Award competition for the Best PhD Research Project at the School. Maria Cristina Lo Giudice, final year PhD student at CBNI, is among the winners of the 2016/2017 competition with her PhD project "In-situ Probing of Nanoparticle Biorecognition Motifs: Towards a Deeper Understanding of Nanoparticle-Cellular Receptors Interactions".

The awardees presented their work at the School of Chemistry on June 28, 2017. 

In her PhD project, under the supervision of Prof Kenneth Dawson, Cristina investigated the link between surface properties of nanoparticles and their interactions with cellular receptors in biological environments. She focused on developing new methods to address how biologically relevant epitopes are presented on the nanoparticle biomolecular corona in-situ.

“I`m honoured to receive the BOC Gases Award,” said Cristina, “The PhD journey has been both a challenging and a stimulating experience and now, at the end of that journey, I feel ready to embark on future adventures.” Cristina had her viva exam on July 5.