Group Announcements

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!

April 2018 – New group photo…

April 2018 – Patrick’s paper describing the total synthesis of incargranine A has been published in OBC as part of a special “2019 New Talent” collection and is now available online. Congratulations Patrick!

February 2018 – Dr Katherine Law has joined the group as a postdoctoral research fellow after spending two years working at the Herbicide Innovation Partnership between Bayer and the GRDC . Welcome to the group Katy!

October 2017 – Jake has won the 4th Year School of Chemistry Class Medal. Congratulations Jake!

September 2017 – Welcome to Helen (PhD), Jake (MChem), Maciej (MChemX) and Tomas (MChemX), the newest members of the Lawrence group!

September 2017 – Andy has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, which provides the group with substantial funding (€1.5 million) for the next five years. Informal enquiries are welcomed for associated postdoctoral positions, which will be advertised soon.

September 2017 – Patrick’s review on the importance of biosynthetic considerations during the structure elucidation of complex natural products is now avialble online at Natural Product Reports.

August 2017 – Farewell to Ioanna Nakou who has spent two months in the group as an MSc student, working on the total synthesis of a complex alkaloid. Excellent progress was made and I am confident this tricky molecule will be made in the group soon! Ioanna will be starting her PhD studies soon at the University of Warwick in the Challis Group. Thanks for the Greek gifts!!

August 2017 – Farewell to Dr Nick Green and Dr Irene De Silvestro! Nick has completed his postdoctoral stay within the Lawrence group and is moving to the University of Cambridge to start a postdoctoral position in the Sutherland Group. Irene has completed her PhD and is off to the University of New South Wales in Australia to start a postdoctoral position in the Morris Group. Good luck guys, you will both be missed!

July 2017 – Peter recently presented a poster at the 25th International Symposium; Synthesis in Organic Chemistry in Oxford. Well done Peter!

July 2017 – Marie is competing for the Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize. Marie has been interviewed and has produced a website for this prestigious prize. Good luck Marie!