Many congratulations to Elena Claudia Gini who successfully passed her PhD viva today! Thanks to Profs Rob Stockman and Jim Tucker for examining!
Congratulations to Ale Ballela who defended his PhD thesis today! Ale is now working in Process Chemistry at Evotec.
Congratulations to Sifan for his new paper out in Chemical Science from a UoB/SUSTech collaboration with Prof Wei Shu.
Modular Synthesis of α-Arylated Carboxylic Acids, Esters and Amides via Photocatalyzed Triple C−F Bond Cleavage of Methyltrifluorides, S. Li, P. W. Davies*, W. Shu* Chem. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2SC01905A
Postdoc position available
We are looking for a new member of the team with experience in advanced synthetic organic chemistry to work on an exciting project catalysis based reaction discovery and application. This ~3 year position is advertised here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CMQ425/research-fellow-in-synthetic-organic-chemistry
Informal enquiries welcome to my @bham email.
A personal account of our groups work into nitrenoid based annulations is now online at The Chemical Record
We have a PDRA position available to start before Feb 2022 to work on developing new catalysis based methods – see the advert here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CJH948/research-fellow-in-synthetic-organic-chemistry
Informal enquiries to learn more about the position are welcomed and can be sent to Paul (see UoB website for email address), but formal applications must be made through the University application portal (as in the advert). All such applications will be reviewed and so please do not also send your formal application package directly to Paul by email.
We are delighted to welcome new members to the team, with Bethan Greene joining us for PhD studies, and Clare Rabbitt, Nick Gocher and Alice Oram joining for their MSci projects! See https://syncatdavies.com/group-members
Welcome to Dr Ivy Ghosh
We are delighted to welcome Dr Ivy Ghosh to our artificial metalloenzymes team, working on a project funded by The Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with Dr Anna Peacock. Ivy’s biography is on our members page. Ivy joins us from Prof. Tapan Kanti Paine’s group in Kolkata bringing her expertise in cytochrome P450 and bioinspired catalysis.
New paper: Fragmentary radical cascade of ynamides
Congratulations to Sifan and the rest of the team from SUSTech and Northern University. Our paper on titled A Radical-Initiated Fragmentary Rearrangement Cascade of Ene-Ynamides to [1,2]-Annulated Indoles via Site-Selective Cyclization has been published in Org. Lett.
New position – Dr Prakash Sekar
We’re sorry to see Prakash leave us after two eventful years, and wish him the best for his new position at Sygnature Discovery.
Some of Prakash’s work on alkynyl thioether chemistry has been published here, with more to follow in due course.