The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences held a special function for its graduands in the Student Union Complex at UQ's St Lucia Campus on 17 December 2012.

The morning tea celebration allowed graduands from the School's majors and programs to introduce their families to fellow graduands and to staff.

It also provided them with an opportunity to relax and socialise before the graduation ceremony, which was held later in the day.

Professor Melissa Brown, Head of School, congratulated the graduands on their acheivements, and thanked their families for having supported them during their studies and research at UQ.

Professor Brown pointed out that many graduands had a wealth of options available to them, for example Christopher Weir, who completed a Master of Molecular Biology.

Mr Weir has been offered multiple scholarships from all around the world to support his PhD studies.

He has accepted a joint position at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh and will commence his research into anti-malarial vaccines and drugs in March.

He said that the UQ Advantage has benefitted him, in that he has learned to better communicate his research to other scientists, clinicians and to the public.

“UQ has also taught me excellent time management and organisation skills,” said Mr Weir.

The School congratulates all its graduands and their families.

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