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Two undergraduate researchers place second at chemistry conference

Two undergraduate researchers place second at chemistry conference

Two York University chemistry students have won second place in two separate categories at the 38th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC), the largest undergraduate chemistry conference in the country. The competition provides undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to present their research projects and network with fellow chemists.

Right: Nadine Wellington shows her excitement at coming in second

Nadine Wellington, supervised by Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Barry Lever, took second in the Inorganic Chemistry division for her talk, titled “Cobaltt(II) Complexes of Substituted Quinonoid Ligands”. Katarina Markovic, supervised by Distinguised Research Professor and Canada Research Chair in Chemical Mass Spectometry Diethard Bohme, won second place in the Analytical Chemistry division for her talk, “Zinc Fingers: Understanding Zn(II) Interactions with Amino Acids and Short Oligopeptides”.

Katarina Markovic

York sent six participants from the Department of Chemistry to the conference held March 20 – Homaira Haqdad, Katarina Markovic, Kulwinder Sidhu, Nadine Wellington and Nikolay Yordanov.

Left: Katarina Markovic

Hosted this year by the University of Western Ontario, the conference attracted over 100 participants from Trent University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, York, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Windsor.

For more information, visit the SOUSCC Web site.

Republished courtesy of YFile – York University’s daily e-bulletin.