Group Announcements

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!

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.