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    A New Dr in the House!

    University of Malta, 04 February 2022

    Congrats to Dr Marie Christine Scicluna on passing her viva with flying colours!! We are so proud of you!! Welcome to the MLSP full-time squad.

    New members in our group

    October 2021 - January 2022

    We welcome Jake back as a PhD student, after having graduated with a first class BSc. Jake has also been awarded a PhD scholarship. Well done Jake!

    We also welcome Dr Hafsa Javed Ashraf as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Hafsa!

    Congrats Jake!!

    October 2021

    Team LVZ would like to congratulate Jake Ellul on being awarded a scholarship for his doctoral studies. Well done Jake!

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    BSc Graduations

    November 2021

    Grace and Rebecca graduated this year, after their graduation ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic in 2020. Jake and Kyle, our 2020-2021 project students, also graduated this year. Congratulations to all!

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    Group Science Camp

    Ta' Cenc, Gozo, June 2021

    A lovely four days in the perfect setting to talk science.

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    Solid State textbook chapter contribution

    CRC Press, August 2020

    LVZ has contributed to Chapter 2 in the 5th edition of the Solid State Chemistry textbook by Smart and Moore which was published in August 2020. For more info check our OTHER section.

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    Research Excellence Award

    Malta, May 2020

    Fantastic news! Funding secured for Pharma Taxis project via the Research Excellence Award. Virtual award ceremony due to Covid. Watch this space for upcoming vacancies.

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    New Labs - Status Update

    Malta Life Science Park, May 2020

    We have benches!! Next on the list....let's do some science!

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    Congrats Lorella!!

    Malta, April 2020

    Team LVZ would like to congratulate Lorella Spiteri on being awarded a scholarship for her doctoral studies. Well done Lorella!

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    LVZ Group Award 2019

    Crystal Engineering Labs, Malta Life Science Park, 03 February 2020

    Marie Christine Scicluna is the very first winner of the award, for her achievements in 2019. Here she is pictured holding her prize. Well done Marie Christine!

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    Group Dinner

    TemptAsian, Sliema, December 2019

    Work hard, and party harder. Cheers to these awesome guys!

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    MSc Graduation 2019

    November 2019

    Congratulations to Chelsey Vella, Marie Camilleri and Lorella Spiteri on their graduation. We are very proud!

    New members in our group

    October 2019

    We welcome Grace, Christian and Rebecca who will be working on undergraduate projects, and we are happy to have Lorella back as a PhD student.

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    Course on Radiometals by Dr Lee J. Higham

    Dr Lee Higham from Newcastle University

    We thank Dr Higham for delivering a very interesting and engaging course to our postgrads, and we hope to see him back in Malta very soon. You can read more about Dr Higham's exciting work here.

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    First instruments commissioned at our new centre for solid state research

    Malta Life Science Park, August 2019

    They're here!!

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    James and his auxetic BAsO4 win a poster prize!

    BCA 2019, Nottingham

    Two talks (one invited), and two posters presented...way to go team LVZ!

    BCA/CCG Durham School 2019

    For Lynn, who was the only one from our group to attend the X-ray crystallography school in Durham this year, there's never too much crystallography - after Durham she went straight to Nottingham to join her mates at this year's BCA. That's the spirit Lynn!

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    Lorella's poster wins a prize!

    BCA 2018, Warwick, UK

    Our group presented a total of 4 talks and 5 posters. More info here. Well done to all!!

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    BCA/CCG Durham School 2017

    Luke and Marie Christine, with Duncan

    We have it on pretty good authority that the tradition for winning Best Presentation was kept...!

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    Into the Crystal Maze

    LVZ features in THINK magazine, 2015

    You may access the feature by clicking this link.

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    JANA Workshop

    Prague, October 2015

    LVZ and UB research groups from Malta at the JANA Workshop in Prague.