Group Announcements

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.