Professor Stephen Liddle awarded RSC Corday Morgan Prize
Congratulations to Professor Stephen Liddle who was awarded the RSC Corday Morgan Prize for 2015.
A paper from the Gardiner group in Chemical Science paper (DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02091C) describes a new advance in synthetic accessibility of long heparin-like glycosylaminoglycans (GAGs), providing a route to synthetic oligosaccharide structures much longer than previously available.
University of Manchester researchers led by Professor Nick Turner have developed a novel biocatalytic system that potentially allows for the efficient and environmentally benign production of organic chemical compounds used in many everyday products. The findings are published in the leading journal Science.
Cinzia Casiraghi was recently interviewed by Nature [Q&A: Maestros of graphene. C Casiraghi, S Lowes, M Peplow, Nature 522, 284-284 (2015)] about a recent project exploring the common ground between the creative processes in music and in science, particularly graphene.
Dr Alex Jones has received the award from the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) in recognition of his work on animal photomagnetoreception and the photochemical mechanism of B12-dependent transcriptional regulation.
Following the success of the 1st German-UK joint student workshop in 2014 held at The University of Manchester, on the 9th and 10th of June 2015, Peter Kaden (KIT-INE, Karlsruhe, Germany) and Louise Natrajan hosted the second joint student workshop on f-element chemistry at the Akadamie Hotel in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Debbie Jones, Michael Andrews, Adam Swinburne and Louise Natrajan have published an open access edge article in Chemical Science: "Fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy as tools for monitoring redox transformations of uranium in biological systems."
The group of Jonathan Clayden, in collaboration with Simon Webb and Gareth Morris, recently reported in J. Am. Chem. Soc. a synthetic system that is able to ‘count protons’ ["Conformational Switching of a Foldamer in a Multicomponent System by pH-Filtered Selection between Competing Noncovalent Interactions" Julien Brioche, Sarah J. Pike, Sofja Tshepelevitsh, Ivo Leito, Gareth A. Morris, Simon J. Webb, and Jonathan Clayden J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6680-6691]
On Wednesday, 17 June 2015 Professor Douglas Kell was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Aberdeen and was invited by the Principal, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, to deliver the Graduation Address at the conclusion of the ceremon
Professor Paul O'Brien has been featured in a Royal Society Success Stories booklet. As part of the Society’s strategy to promote industrial science and translation, they are supporting activities that help scientists to commercialise innovative research.
Gareth Law (School of Chemistry; project lead) and co-investigators (Francis Livens – Chemistry; Ian Lyon and Kath Morris – School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences; and Fred Mosselmans - Diamond Light Source) have recently had a research grant funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
Dr Louise Natrajan and her group along with collaborators from the Institute of Nuclear Waste disposal, Karlsruhe, Germany and Andrew Kerridge at Lancaster University have published an article in Chemical Communications Emerging investigator issue 'Neptunyl(VI) Centred Visible LMCT Emission Directly Observable in the Presence of Uranyl(VI)'.