Congratulations to Johnathan Matlock who was awarded a prize for his poster at the recent CSCB symposium: “Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology XIII“. The symposium, which was held in UCD, featured lectures from Profs Steve Buchwald (MIT), Guy Lloyd-Jones (Edinburgh), Dirk Trauner (Munich), Joost Reek (Amsterdam) and Rebecca Goss (St Andrews). ‘Johno’ presented his poster on the synthesis and applications of vinylsulfonium salts, focusing on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. This success follows on from publications in J Org Chem and Chem Eur J over the course of his PhD (jointly supervised by Eoghan and Prof Varinder Aggarwal (Bristol)). Johnathan will submit his PhD thesis very soon.
We say farewell to Sandra this week as she returns to Germany to continue her MSc studies. Sandra has spent the last three months in the group on Erasmus+ exchange. The lab went out for dinner and a few drinks to mark the occasion. Sandra enjoyed a tasty Irish steak. Picture below are Nathan, Kamal and Sandra enjoying an Irish coffee.