Group Announcements

July 2019 – Congratulations to Dr Marie Thomson and our undergraduate project students Elliot, Charlotte and Chenfei who all graduated yesterday!

June 2019 – Welcome to Farjana Afroj and Fraser Milne, the newest members of the group. Farjana is completing her MSc project in the group and Fraser is an undergraduate student undertaking a summer project in the group.

May 2019 – Helen can’t stop winning prizes! Congratulations for winning the runner-up prize for best poster presentation at the 2019 Jospeh Black Conference.

May 2019 – Congratulations to Jake, Jacob, Rosie, Andrew, Helen, and Catherine for presenting fantastic posters and delivering outstanding talks at the annual Organic Section Firbush Retreat. Catherine and Helen both won prizes for best talks, great job guys!

May 2019 – The 2019 Lawrence Group Retreat was a great success! Glamping in Peebles (Scottish Borders) and then lots of fun at GoApe.

May 2019 – Welcome to Victor Borba who will spend the summer in the group as a MITACS Globalinks Scholar. Victor has just finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa and will spend the summer working in the Lawrence Group. Victor will then be starting his PhD studies at the University of Ottawa in Prof. Louis Barriault’s group.

April 2019 – Welcome to Andrew Tiberia who has joined the group as a Criticat CDT PhD student. Andy will be jointly supervised with Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS (Lloyd-Jones Group).

February 2019 – Work from Rosie’s undergraduate research with Dr Daniele Leonori at the University of Manchester has been published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, as part of the 2019 New Talent issue. Congratulations Rosie!

December 2018 – Many congratulations to Dr (almost) Marie Thomson for passing her PhD viva. Thank you Prof. Craig Butts from the University of Bristol and Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS for being the examiners.

December 2018 – Axe throwing before the group Christmas dinner…

November 2018 – New group photo…

November 2018 – Welcome to Dr Joshua Homer, the newest postdoctoral research fellow to join the Lawrence group! Josh joins us from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he completed his PhD under the supervision of Jonathan Sperry. He will be working on new enantioconvergent reactions and applications in target-orientated synthesis.

October 2018 – Andy was recently presented with the BMOS-RSC Young Investigator Distinction Award (a Chemical Communication and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry journals effort) at the 17th Brazilian Meeting on Organic Synthesis (BMOS) in Salvador, Brazil. Thank you to the Royal Society of Chemistry and the conference organisers for an excellent trip!

October 2018 – Crazy golf, burgers and drinks to welcome the new group members!

September 2018 – Lawrence Group meet-and-greet for undergraduate students interested in doing their final year MChem 5P research project in the group will take place on Wednesday 3rd October at 16:00 in Room 235 (JB Building). We look forward to meeting you there!

September 2018 – Welcome to Jake, Rosie, Andrew and Jacob, the newest PhD students in the Lawrence group! They will be working on a variety of catalytic enantioconvergent reactions.

September 2018 – Welcome to Chenfei, Charlotte and Elliot, the newest members of the Lawrence group! They will be carrying out their undergraduate research projects in the group, working on biomimetic natural product synthesis and domino reactions.

August 2018 – Andy has been named as one of the 2018 BMOS-RSC Young Investigator Distinction awardees (a Chemical Communication and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry journals effort). Andy will receive a certificate and present a talk at the 17th Brazilian Meeting on Organic Synthesis in Salvador, Bahia.


June 2018 – Congratulations to Jake, Tomas and Maciej (Lawrence Group 2017/18 undergraduate students) for all achieving 1st Class MChem degrees!

June 2018 – Marie, Rob and Peter recently delivered oral presentations at the annual School of Chemistry – Joseph Black Conference. Rob was awarded a prize for his talk. Well done guys!

May 2018 – Helen and Catherine presented posters at the annual Organic Section Firbush Retreat. Helen was awarded a prize for her poster. Well done guys!

April 2018 – Our most recent collaborative paper with Dr Fernanda Duarte “Bio-Inspired Domino oxa-Michael/Diels–Alder/oxa-Michael Dimerization of para-Quinols” has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations Nick, Catherine and Koen!