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.