Johnathan Matlock successfully completed his viva voce examination on his PhD thesis yesterday. His thesis concerning the synthesis of heterocycles was jointly supervised by Eoghan and Prof Varinder Aggarwal, and was funded by the EPSRC Bristol CDT for Chemical Synthesis and GSK. Johnathan is remaining in Bristol for the time being as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof Aggarwal. During his PhD Johnathan won several poster prizes and has published two papers (in J Org Chem and Chem Eur J) so far (and there are more to come). Congratulations Johno and thank you for your hard work!
We welcome Andrew Ledley to the group. Andrew is a Junior year Chemistry student from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana, USA. He is spending this semester in UCD and as part of his studies he will undertake a project in our group working on some carbohydrate chemistry.