Welcome Peter and Ronan

We welcome Peter and Ronan to the group. They are carrying out their final year research projects in the group as part of their BSc degrees in Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology. They are going to work on a new organocatalytic asymmetric synthetic methodology, and on the synthesis of biologically active carbohydrate derivatives, respectively. We hope you enjoy your time in the group and that you learn a lot while you are with us. We look forward to your contributions to the group’s research efforts.

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8th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates

BackgroundHomeCampaign2We participated in the 8th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates this week. Ren and Roisin presented posters on their research at the meeting while Eoghan chaired the afternoon session on Tuesday. The meeting was held in Malahide, Dublin beyond the traditional geographical area of the conference (although the air-con was a little cold on one day it couldn’t be described as being ‘baltic’). The meeting was run by our colleagues from the Oscarson group – well done on a smoothly run conference folks!

Congratulations Graduates!

IMG_4633Congratulations to our former undergraduate researchers Nathan, Joe, Cian, Jammah and Alan on their graduation today! This marks the culmination of 4 years of hard work on their BSc degrees in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology, and Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry, respectively. Well done all. Congratulations to Joe and Cian who finished joint top of the class in Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology. Nathan and Joe are staying the UCD School of Chemistry for postgraduate research. We hope you enjoy the day and wish you all the best for the future.

Postdoc position available

SFIWe are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join the group. An SFI-funded postdoctoral position is available in the group for 16-18 months. We are seeking a highly motivated chemist, skilled in Organic chemistry, to join the group. Applications can only be made through the UCD HR website (job reference number 010758). The closing date for applications is October 1st and there is some flexibility with respect to start date. See the job description on the UCD HR website for further details.

Welcome back Joe!

We welcome Joe Ruddy back to the lab. Following a really successful undergraduate research project in the lab on organocatalysis, Joe is starting an MSc in the group in the area of carbohydrate chemistry. Joe’s project is funded by SFI. We are all happy you are back.