September Congratulations to Holly and Elli whose research into divergent ynamide cascades has been accepted for Angewandte Chemie.

September: Welcome to our new MSci project students: Andrew, Mat and Pascal.

August: Miguel presents his research at the ACS National Meeting in Boston.

August: Paul and Miguel’s review on nucleophilic nitrenoids is published in AsianJOC.

July: Welcome back Rory for a summer research placement.

July: Congratulations to Elli for successfully defending her PhD thesis! 

July: Miguel’s review on nucleophilic nitrenoids and Matt's paper on oxyarylation have been published.

July: Miguel is off to the 19th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, in Lisbon, to present his research, aided by the award of an RSC travel bursary.

June: Miguel, Josh and Matt presented their talks or poster at the Postgraduate symposium. Well done all, and congratulations to Josh on winning one of the prizes for best talk.

June: Paul is elected to the RSC Organic Division Council

June: Miguel and Paul’s focus review of nucleophilic nitrenoids is accepted into Asian J. Org. Chem

June: Congratulations to our MSci students, Josh, Jay and Max on their degrees

March: Congratulations to Holly for her job at Sygnature Discovery

March: Congratulations to Holly on passing her PhD viva!

January: Miguel is awarded a travel prize from the RSC Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector to go the ACS meeting


December: Congratulations to Michel-Franck - Dr!

December: Elli goes to JNOST-10 in Chennai, India, to give a talk, supported by the RSC

November: Miguel and Paul’s imidazo-fused heterocycle synthesis is highlighted in SynFacts

October: Welcome to new PhD student Elsa, and MSci students Josh, Jay and Max

September: Andy wins the best poster prize at the RSC Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group Postgraduate Meeting

September: Miguel’s paper 'A Direct Route into Fused Imidazo-diazines and Imidazo-pyridines Using Nucleophilic Nitrenoids in a Gold-Catalyzed Formal [3 + 2]-Dipolar Cycloaddition' is published in Organic Letters. Congratulations Miguel!

September: Elli wins 1st prize for the best organic chemistry poster at the 5th EuCheMS congress in Istanbul

September: Paul gives a talk at the 5th EuCheMS congress in Istanbul

August: Welcome to Rory Mykura, a UoB undergraduate spending a summer placement in our lab

August: Elli, Holly and Paul are at the ACS meeting in San Francisco giving 4 talks between them

July: Miguel and Josh present posters, while Holly, Matt, Andy and Elli give talks at the school's postgraduate symposium. Andy and Holly win 2nd and 3rd prize respectively for their talks!

June: Congratulations to our undergraduate students Matt, Matt and Kim on passing their degrees!

May: Holly’s paper on ‘1,2-N-Migration in a Gold-Catalysed Synthesis of Functionalised Indenes by the 1,1-Carboalkoxylation of Ynamides’ is published in Chemistry - A European Journal. Congratulations Holly!


April: The group attended the RSC organic meeting in Nottingham where Matt, Elli, Raju and Andy presented posters. Congratulations to Matt and Elli who both won prizes!

April: Welcome to Denise who is visiting the group for 6 months as an Erasmus student

April: Mickael’s paper on 'A Gold-Catalysed Fully Intermolecular Oxidation and Sulfur-Ylide Formation Sequence on Ynamides’ is published in Chem. Commun. Congratulations Mickael!

April: Elli gave a presentation at the 25th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry in London

March: Tom passes his viva! Congratulations Dr Baker!

February: Congratulations and goodbye to Fernando who has taken up a role as a senior chemist at a company in Spain


December: Elli presented a poster at the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposiumat Burlington House, London

November: Elli was invited to attend the Syngenta Scholarship workshop in Bracknel

October: Holly presents her PhD work at the AstraZeneca CASE conference at Alderley Park

September: Welcome to PhD student Matt; MSci students Matt, Matt and Kim; and MSc student Fatima

August: Congratulations to Elli - her paper on regioselective oxazole synthesis directly from internal alkynes is published in Chem. Commun.

July: Andy, Holly and Paul were at the RSC's 23rd International Symposium Synthesis in Organic Chemistryat Oxford presenting posters and a talk respectively

July: Graziella and Harry graduate with their MScis, congratulations guys! Both go on to PhDs in at St. Andrews and Manchester respectively

July: Ana joins the group as a visiting scientist

June: Michel gives a talk and Andy, Elli, Holly and Matt all give posters at the school's postgraduate symposium

May: Pam passes her viva! Congratulations Dr Heer!

April: Onyeka joins the group as a PhD student

March: Andy, Elli and Matt give talks at the department's first Year 2 Symposium

February: Holly starts a placement at AstraZeneca as part of her PhD research

January: Raju joins the group on a Marie-Curie fellowship