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POB Group News 2016

December 2016

  • Peter was a plenary speaker at the 2016 Frank Warren Conference on organic chemistry at Rhodes University in South Africa. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet most of the organic chemists based in the old and new universities across all of South Africa. The conference covered wide-ranging topics, with an emphasis on medicinal chemistry, and the delegate list was impressively diverse.

 Frank Warren Conference 2016

  • Congratulations to Adam, who won 1st prize for his poster at the Winter Process Chemistry Conference at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


  • Mickey (on the right) was one of the 40 delegates selected from 116 applicants to present his work on the “Selective synthesis of six products from a single indolyl α-diazocarbonyl precursor” at the prestigious Organic Division Poster Symposium.

 ‌‌ RSC Organic Division Poster SymposiumNovember 2016

 ‌Lasubine II

  • Masakazu was selected to present his library idea at the Early Career Researcher Event, which was hosted by the European Lead Factory project. He gave a 2 minute flash presentation and he also presented a poster, entitled “Multiple Novel sp3-rich Scaffolds from a Single Starting Material”.  


October 2016

  • Masakazu Atobe presented a poster on his recent results on the 3-D fragment library project at the Fragment-based Lead Discovery Conference 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.


  • Peter was on his travels at the end of October visiting Lancaster University and the University of Vienna to present his latest results in lectures entitled “Exploring 3-D Pharmaceutical Space: Designing a 3-D Fragment Library and New Routes to Oxygen Heterocycles”.


  •  Peter completed the York marathon (his first) in 3:55:23, raising over £1200 for Macmillan Cancer Support! 

 Peter Running York Marathon


September 2016

Silica-Supported Silver Nitrate as a Highly Active Dearomatizing Spirocyclization Catalyst

  • Adam Islip (co-supervised by Peter Karadakov) gave a warmly-received talk at the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group Postgraduate Symposium on his research work entitled “Lithiation-trapping of N-Boc Heterocycles: How Fast is Each Step?” whilst Tom Downes and Paul Jones presented a poster on their 3D Fragments PhD project. 

 ‌Adam Islip