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April 2017
Talk Prize Congratulations to Allegra for winning first prize at the 28th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry for her work on “asymmetric catalysis for the activation of functionalised isonitriles”.

March 2017
Strychnos Alkaloids! Adam’s paper on the enantioselective construction of the ABCDE pentacyclic core of the Strychnos alkaloids core is out now.
Fully Funded PhD Studentship Available! A fully funded PhD studentship on the development of new catalytic methodology for the construction of pharmaceutically relevant amines and heterocyclic structures is available. Please get in touch if you are interested!
Very Important Paper Angel and Elena’s paper on the “Iridium-Catalyzed Reductive Strecker Reaction for Late-Stage Amide and Lactam Cyanation” is out now.

February 2017
SBM CDT Students This month we are joined by Antoine and Michele for their four month rotations in the Dixon group. Welcome!

January 2017
New Paper Moses’ paper on the “Discovery of a PCAF Bromodomain Chemical Probe” is out now.

December 2016
New Paper Angel and Felix’s paper on “Umpolung synthesis of branched a-functionalized amines from imines via photocatalytic three-component reductive coupling reactions” is out now.
Poster Prize! Congratulations to Elena, winning the Late Stage Functionalisation conference poster prize!
Synfacts Peng Wen’s paper on the total synthesis of Aspidosperma alkaloids has been highlighted in Synfacts.
Synfacts Jinchao and Alistair’s paper on the thiourea-catalysed Michael addition has been highlighted in Synfacts.

October 2016
Prizes! Sam and Yao receive Eli Lilly prize for their 1st year transfer reports – well done!
Just Accepted! Jinchao, Moses, and Pengwen have all had papers accepted this month.
Front Cover! Sam’s review on Organocatalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrisation is featured on the inside front cover of Chem Soc Rev.
New Starters! We are joined by Milo, a part II student from Brasenose college, Tonia, a visiting student from the University of Bari, Geoffroy, a visiting academic from the University of Paris Descartes, and Vasu, a Marie–Curie postdoc. SBM CDT students Pablo and Peter are also joining the group as DPhil students!