Eoghan has just returned from a lecture tour in Poland. Eoghan first spoke about the group’s carbohydrate work at the one of Poland’s oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow where he was hosted by Prof Jacek Mlynarksi. He then gave a talk about our work on heterocycle synthesis at one of Poland’s youngest universities, Jan Dlugosz Częstochowa, as part of the XVth International Symposium on Selected Problems of Chemistry of Acyclic and Cyclic Heteroorganic Compounds. He rounded off the tour with a lecture in Lodz, at the 19th International Symposium on Advances in the Chemistry of Heteroorganic Compounds at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz. Eoghan was one of five plenary lecturers at this one-day meeting, speaking alongside Prof Gary Sulikowski (Vanderbilt University, USA), Prof Dorota Gryko (IChO Pan, Warsaw, Poland), Prof Thomas Muller (Dusseldorf University, Germany), and Prof Takaaki Sonoda (Kyushu University, Japan). Special thanks to Prof Jozef Drabowicz for coordinating the visit and to the Polish Chemical Society for their sponsorship of the meeting.
Congratulations to Róisín who was a member of the UCD Squash team that won the Annual Colours match against Trinity College Dublin on Saturday. We hope Róisín will continue as she as started in her sporting achievements and in her research with the University. Well done Róisín!
Avene has just returned from Hungary where she presented her research at the Debrecen Colloquium on Carbohydrates 2015, András Lipták Memorial Conference. Her poster was well received and she enjoyed the opportunity to discuss her research with many chemists at the poster session. Speakers at the conference included Prof Paul Kosma (Vienna), Prof Thisbe Lindhorst (Kiel), Prof Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague (UC Davis) and UCD’s Prof Stefan Oscarson.
Our recent publication in Organic Letters has garnered quite a bit of attention. It is one of the top 10 most read articles Org Lett from the last month in Org Lett and it was also featured in the news section of ‘Chemistry Views‘ in an article by Vikki Cantrill.
To read our article for yourself see the link below:
Org Lett 2015, 17, 5044-7. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02516