Date of release: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shashi RudrangiA prestigious prize has been awarded to a University of Greenwich PhD student at an international science conference.

Shashi Rudrangi received a Best Poster award for his research, which is based on discovering drugs that dissolve more easily in water than many products currently available in the market. This, the student says, is critical for increasing the efficiency of drugs for patients.

The final-year student received his accolade at the International Cyclodextrin Symposium, which was attended by more than 200 scientists from across the world.

Shashi’s presentation earned him a standing ovation, while organisers also awarded him a Certificate of Merit and a multimedia tablet PC.

He says: “The symposium was a fantastic opportunity for me to liaise and make contact with world-leading scientists. It was an honour to attend and to present my work to an international audience. I hope to use the feedback and knowledge I gained to enhance my future studies.

“Special thanks must go to my PhD supervisors, Professor Steve Wicks and Dr Bruce Alexander, for encouraging me to attend such an excellent conference.”

Shashi has been awarded grants by the Royal Society of Chemistry and European Cyclodextrin Society to present his work at leading international conferences in his field in England, Scotland, Germany and Turkey. He is also Co-Chair of the Students’ Association of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Great Britain.

Dr Alexander adds: “We are very pleased that Shashi has been given this international recognition for his hard work and we look forward to seeing him contribute more to the field in the years to come.”

For more information on studying pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental sciences within the university’s Faculty of Engineering & Science: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science/about/departments/pces or call 020 8331 9000.

For more on the MSc in Formulation Science: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/sci/fs

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