Graduate student Alice Seywright has been awarded Best Poster Prize
Published: 9 August 2016
Our congratulations to PhD student Alice Seywright who received the Young Scientist Best Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “Prevalence of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists in Sub-populations in Scotland” at the 2018 International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Conference in Florida.
Alice attended the 55th annual meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists earlier this year in Florida. The conference was organised in conjunction with the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, with over 1300 delegates from 54 countries. Alice received the Young Scientist Best Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “Prevalence of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists in Sub-populations in Scotland”. Originally from Edinburgh, Alice carried out her Bachelors of Science (with Honours) in Forensic Science at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. After this she worked in Vancouver, Canada, for a short time before returning to Scotland to complete a Master of Science degree in Forensic Toxicology in the department of Forensic Medicine and Science at the University of Glasgow. She has worked in this department for 5 years now, currently as a forensic toxicologist on a part-time basis as she completes her PhD studies.
Alice's research has focused on developing a method for the detection and quantitation of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists in blood and urine, and determining the prevalence of these in various Scottish sub-populations. This has included applications to post-mortem work, individuals being admitted to or liberated from prison, individuals under various mandatory drug testing regimens and admissions to a hospital emergency department.
First published: 9 August 2016