News

22/07/2019Welcome Ashley and Dean!

A big welcome to new PhD students Ashley Basson and Dean Roberts who join the group for their PhD’s. Ashley will be working on enantioselective Alkaline Earth Metal catalysis while Dean will investigate the stereoselective synthesis and application of metalloid scaffolds.

24/06/2019 – New Paper in Chemical Communications!

Congratulations to incoming PhD Ashley Basson on getting his summer work accepted in Chem. Commun. Ash did a fantastic job of optimising the reaction and performing a preliminary substrate scope. [Link]

16/06/2019 – GRC Talk and Poster

Mark was honoured to present some of the group’s unpublished work at the Heterocyclic Compounds Gordon Conference in beautiful Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

28/05/2019 – Welcome Kate!

Welcome to Kate Jones (3rd year MChem, MMU), who joins the group as a summer researcher. She will be working with Tom on some cool Brønsted acid catalysis.

23/05/2019 – RSC Talk

Mark was delighted to present some of the group’s ongoing work at the RSC Organic Division Northwest Regional Meeting. Thanks to Prof. Joe Sweeney for the invite.

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]

07/01/2018

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