Sverre Løyland wins Chemistry Grand Prix 2021
This year's winner of the Chemistry Grand Prix at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, is PhD student Sverre Løyland of the Hylleraas Centre.
Every year the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, organizes a competiton "Chemistry Grand Prix" — this year as a webinar on zoom. At this event, our young researchers compete against each other to give the best four-minute popular science presentation, typically about their own research. The winner is chosen by a popular vote — this year, PhD student Sverre Løyland from the Hylleaas Centre carried off the main prize. In addition to his prize of NOK 3000, he was awarded the challenge cup, which will be on display at the Hylleraas Centre until next year's Chemistry Grand Prix.
Prior to the competiion, Prof. Rein Aasland from the Department of Biosciences gave a lecture on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020, awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier
Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany, and Jennifer A. Doudna
University of California, Berkeley, USA “for the development of a method for genome editing”.
Congratulations to Sverre!