Ronald Belcher Award 2014 Winner

Ms Sarah McAughtrie
Ms Sarah McAughtrie
University of Strathclyde

For her ground-breaking and original work on the combination of 3D Raman, SERS and Chemometrics for biological measurements.

About the Winner

Sarah McAughtrie is currently completing her PhD research as member of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology based at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Professor Duncan Graham and Dr. Karen Faulds. Sarah is expected to complete her PhD during the summer and she originally graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2010 with a MSci in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry.

Sarah's PhD thesis is focused on developing a range of multi-marker nanotags for the targeting of disease markers or multiple organelles in single cells, cell populations or tissue samples. This involves imaging in both 2 and 3D using Raman and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Sarah's PhD was industrially funded by Renishaw plc who produce Raman spectrometers and the software required to facilitate cell imaging. Industrial funding has allowed Sarah to visit Renishaw's site at Gloucestershire to take advantage of the latest instrumentation and as well as providing numerous opportunities to present her research at international conferences including FACSS 2012 and Pittcon 2013.

In addition to her research interest Sarah enjoys travelling and running.

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Centre for Molecular Nanometrology, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde.

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