You are warmly invited to a free, one day meeting on homogeneous Earth-abundant metal catalysis (EAMCat1), hosted by the UK Catalysis Hub on the 8th December at the Harwell Research Complex. The confirmed speakers are:
Lutz Ackermann http://www.ackermann.chemie.uni-goettingen.de
Axel Jacobi von Wangelin http://www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/jacobi/
Ruth Webster http://www.bath.ac.uk/chemistry/contacts/academics/ruth_webster/
Stephen Thomas http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/dr-stephen-p-thomas
Damien Murphy http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38540-murphy-damien
Jonathan Moseley http://www.catsci.com/dr-jonathan-moseley.html
In addition there will be a poster session for those working on all aspects of homogeneous Earth-abundant metal catalysis, either in the academic or end-user sectors. If you wish to submit a poster please email Robin Bedford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a title + brief (1-2 sentence) abstract by 15th November.
There are a limited number of tickets available for the complementary conference dinner. For further details and to register for the meeting, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-abundant-metal-catalysis-conference-eamcat-1-tickets-28217334808
Registration will be 10-11 and the programme will finish at 17:45. For details on travel to the Harwell complex, see: http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/Directions.html
Hope to see you there!
The new academic year brings new people to our research group (as well as the welcome return of some previous members).
Sanita Tailor and Mattia Manzotti are starting their PhD studies in the group, while Soneela Asghar joins us for a year of a commonwealth ‘split-site’ PhD from Pakistan. Pablo Frieiro is a short-term visiting postdoc from Spain.
Meanwhile, Leyla Lugal, Nimisha Raj Sharma, Jack Roberts, Anna Winnicka and Andrew Horner join the group for their final year undergraduate research projects.
Congratulations to them on the publication of their Dalton Trans. paper: “The influence of the ligand chelate effect on iron-amine-catalysed Kumada cross-coupling” Robin B. Bedford, Peter B. Brenner, David Elorriaga, Jeremy, N. Harvey and Joshua Nunn, Dalton Trans. doi: 10.1039/C6DT01823H
Palladium-Catalyzed Ortho-Arylation of Carbamate-Protected Estrogens
Robin B. Bedford, Peter B. Brenner, Steven J. Durrant, Timothy Gallagher, Carolina Meńdez-Gálvez and Michelle Montgomery, J. Org. Chem. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00532
Many congratulations to Harry O’Brien who has secured a JSPS short-term fellowship to visit Japan this summer. He will spend two months in Professor Masaharu Nakamura’s laboratory investigating iron-catalysed synthetic methodologies. Sakes all round!
Very many congratulations to Michelle who passed her PhD viva yesterday – very well done Dr Montgomery!
A new year and several new faces in the group. Stephan Luckham joins us for his PhD studies, while Kristof Altus has started an MSc by research. Roman Abrams, Charlotte Ellis and Sanita Tailor are all undertaking their fourth year undergraduate projects in the group, while Sebastian Hölzl joins us from Munich on the Erasmus programme.
Welcome to Carolina, from Chile, who is working with Robin and Tim Gallagher on a CONICYT post-doctoral fellowship
Michelle relaxing in style after presenting her poster ‘Direct Arylation of Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines with Complete and Switchable Regiocontrol’ at OMCOS18 in Sitges, Barcelona, July 2015