15/04/2019Welcome Tom!

A huge welcome to Tom Britten, our very first postdoc, who joins us from the Coote group at Lancaster University.

11/01/20192 year PDRA position available

A fully funded, 2 year PDRA position to work on synthetic methodology and drug discovery is available. More details see here, and applications through the portal here.

Deadline 6th Feb.

17/12/2018 – New Visiting Student

Welcome to Camila Salinas Guillaux, who joins the group from Brazil. She will be working on modular synthesis of lactam scaffolds.

01/10/2018BSc. Project Students

Nicholas Sparkes, Dana Panahai, Alejandro Cuello-Rodriguez, Elaiza Villacampa and Ariadna Mane Baio all join the group for their BSc. projects. Welcome all!

17/09/2018 – New Erasmus Students

A very warm welcome to our two new Erasmus students, Levi Van Dijk and Liban Van Haren, who are visiting from Hogeschool Utrecht.

29/05/2018 – New summer students

Welcome to Ashley Basson, Oska Pugh and Oliver Jackson (all MMU) who have started in the group as summer vacation students.

04/05/2018 – RSC Undergraduate Bursary

Congratulations to Ashley Basson (Chemistry, MMU) who has been awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry undergraduate research bursary to work in the group over the summer.

05/03/2018 Research Grant

The group has been awarded a Research Accelerator Grant by MMU to continue our work in calcium catalysis.

21/02/2018 –  External Talk

Mark has been asked to speak at the 4th Hans Suschitzky Organic Chemistry Symposium at the University of Salford.

08/01/2018 – New Publication

Our first publication, in collaboration with the Brennan group, has been published in Chem. Commun. Congrats Hannah and Irene on great work. [Link]


Mark has moved to take up his role of lecturer in medicinal chemistry at MMU