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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: The Federation of Commonwealth Chemical Sciences Societies recently announced the 25 prize winners in its third, annual online poster event, with Mandela Uni’s Dr Nehemiah Latolla being selected as a winner.

The competition received 180 poster entries from 31 countries which were presented during the 3rd Commonwealth Chemistry Posters event. The event attracted a high level of conversation and networking over the three live sessions. The standard of presentation and research was excellent, and the judges were impressed with the enthusiasm and passion shown by the presenters.

The 25 winners were chosen across six themes, Biodiversity and Natural Products, Energy and Materials, Food and Agriculture, Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Health and Wellbeing, and Water and Environmental Chemistry.

These 25 early career researchers from 17 Commonwealth nations show the breadth of excellent research being conducted across the Commonwealth and represent the diversity of Commonwealth Chemistry.

The research poster of Dr Latolla, a postdoctoral fellow in the University’s Chemistry Department, was selected as one of five in the Biodiversity and Natural Products theme.  He is recognised for his work investigating the anti-diabetic activity of Eastern Cape plants Cissampelos Capensis and Strychnos henningsii. Dr Latolla was recently selected as the South African FameLab winner and will be a finalist in international leg of the science communication competition. 

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