Congratulations Alex!

Congratulations to Alex who passed her PhD viva voce exam today! After 4 years of hard work the day has finally come. We are having a celebration, it’s great to have a reason to party. The examination was conducted by Prof. Richard Grainger (Uni. Birmingham) as the external examiner and Prof. Pat Guiry (UCD) as the internal examiner, with Assist. Prof. Marcus Baumann (UCD) as chair. Alex’s PhD was sponsored by the Irish Research Council and she was affiliated with SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, through which she completed an industrial placement in MSD. Alex has published some of her PhD research in two papers in Org. Lett. so far, and more will follow.


Vinny’s book chapter is published.

Well done to Vinny on the publication of his book chapter online today. It is an invited chapter in the Italian Chemical Society’s book Targets in Heterocyclic Systems (Vol. 25). Congrats also to our School Colleagues (just down the corridor) Cormac Bracken and Marcus Baumann who also have a chapter in this volume. Snap! This is the fourth publication to emanate from Vinny’s NUI-funded PhD Scholarship. Vinny’s chapter describes applications of vinylsulfonium salts in heterocycle synthesis. The chapter is available for free online on an open access basis.

Targets in Heterocyclic Systems, Vol 25, p78-99; Eds O A Attanasi, B Gabriele, P Merino, D Spinelli; Società Chimica Italiana; Rome, 2021. V K Duong, E M McGarrigle — Application of vinylsulfonium salts to the synthesis of heterocycles.

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