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The Group 2016/17:
Our research encompasses all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry, with a particular focus on the total synthesis of biologically active molecules, and the development of new reactions including transition metal-catalyzed transformations and cascade processes.
We aim to use the exciting and challenging chemical structures displayed by bioactive natural products to inspire the development of new reactions. High importance is placed on both reaction generality (to demonstrate wide substrate scope), and on finding additional uses of the reaction products (to increase method utility). Within the theme of reaction development, we have particular interests in the use of metal-mediated reactions to rapidly construct complex functional molecules, and in new applications of organosilicon chemistry. Our work in these areas has a strong element of mechanistic analysis, where we collaborate with Prof. Rob Paton (University of Oxford) from a theoretical perspective.
Our interests extend to the uses of organic chemistry in other disciplines. We collaborate with Dr. Janet Lovett (University of St. Andrews) and Prof. Tom Brown (University of Oxford) on the development of novel probes for EPR spectroscopy. This work aims towards applications in the virology field, particularly in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), in collaboration with Dr. Emma Anderson (University Warwick) and Prof. David Evans (University of Warwick). We further collaborate with Prof. Greg Challis (University of Warwick) on exploring aspects of the biosynthesis of polyketide natural products.
Further details of current research areas can be found under the “Research” menu.
04/17: Congrats to Liz and Yao, whose paper on the mechanism of arylsilane oxidation is out in J. Am. Chem. Soc. !! Well done guys!
04/17: Goodbye Marius! It has been a pleasure to work with you. We wish you all the best for your new Scottish adventures!
01/17: Goodbye to Guilhem! He's evolved to the rank of academic at the University of Strasbourg!! Congratulations and we wish you all the best!
12/16: Many congratulations Dr Haraldur Gudmundsson on passing your viva!!
11/16: Marius' book chapter is out in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (Vol. 25) Well done!!
11/16: Congratulations to Dr Marius Haugland on passing his DPhil viva!!
09/16: We welcome our new DPhil students Claire, Felix and Eddie!
09/16: While we say goodbye to our summer students, to whom we wish the best for their 3rd Year, we welcome our new Part IIs: Beth, Helen, Ali and Joe.
08/16: Yet another summer student: Welcome to Nikita!
08/16: Stuart is off for some holidays and we welcome our new summer student, Olivia.
08/16: Farewell Fernanda, it has been a pleasure to have you in the lab, we wish you all the best!.
07/16: Marius' paper on DNA spin labelling is out in JACS. Very well done!!
07/16: We are delighted to announce that Ed has been promoted to FULL PROFESSOR. The whole group is thrilled. All hail Prof. Anderson!!
06/16: We welcome Stuart, our new summer student !!
06/16: We welcome Fernanda, 3rd year DPhil from the Univeristy of São Paulo, who will be working with us over the summer. Sorry for the weather Fernanda...
06/16: Massive congratulations to Dr Rob Straker on passing his DPhil viva!!-------------
We thank the following funding agencies and companies for generous sponsorship of our research: