Group News

2017

Congratulations to Thomas West who has been awarded the SCI oral prize for his lecture at the 2nd annual EaStCHEM Early Career Researcher conference. 

8 Sep 2017

Congratulations to Katherine Geogheghan who has been awarded runner-up prize for her lecture at the Joseph Black Conference 2017. 

1 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Dr Tom Corrie and Dr Ruth Dooley who have been offered positions at Syngenta and Evotec, respectively. As well as Dr Alba Collado for being awarded a Spanish Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. 

17 Jan 2017

2016

Congratulations to Katherine Geogheghan for being awarded a best poster prize at the RSC SCI Challenges in Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals conference in London.

28 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Dr Carl Poree (PhD 2015) who has been appointed a Teaching Fellow in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin.

19 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Ariana Jones for being awarded second place poster prize at the 2016 Scottish NMR User's Group (SNUG) Firbush Meeting.

20 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Paul Cox for being awarded first prize for his lecture “Protodeboronation - a mechanistic insight” at the RSC Physical Organic Postgraduate Meeting, held at Syngenta, UK.

28 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Marc Reid for being awarded the physical and analytical chemistry prize for his lecture titled "Capturing Fast Organic Reactions: New Approaches to Stopped Flow Kinetics” at the Royal Society of Chemistry Early Career Symposium, held at the University of Strathclyde.

1 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Alex Cresswell for being awarded the organic chemistry prize for his lecture titled “Room Temperature Gold-Catalysed Arylation of Heteroarenes” at the Royal Society of Chemistry Early Career Symposium, held at the University of Strathclyde.

1 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Katherine Geogheghan for being awarded a best lecture prize at the 2016 Organic Chemistry Firbush Meeting.

20 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Katherine Geogheghan for being awarded a best poster prize at the annual Joseph Black Conference in Edinburgh.

3 Jun 2016

Congratulations to two postdocs in the group, Dr Alex Cresswell and Dr Marc Reid, for each being awarded prestigious fellowships. Alex has been awarded a Royal Society URF and Marc a Leverhulme Fellowship.

25 May 2016

2015

Congratulations to Jorge Gonzalez for winning the participants' prize at the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium in London. His poster was entitled "MIDA boronate hydrolysis: a tale of two mechanisms."

1 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Paul Cox for winning the best lecture prize at the AZ PhD review day.

2 Sep 2015

Nick Taylor was awarded the "best oral presentation" prize at the USIC 2015 conference for his lecture titled "Main Group Lewis Adducts: Fundamental Studies and Applications in Synthesis”

3 Jul 2015

Congratulations to Matt Robinson for winning the best poster prize at the 2015 organic chemistry Firbush conference for his poster entitled "Mechanisms of Catch and Release Catalysis."

17 Jun 2015

Many congratulations go to Dr Carl Poree for passing his Ph.D. viva with Professor John Blacker of the University of Leeds. 

12 Jun 2015

Many congratulations go to Dr Robert Cox for passing his Ph.D. viva with Professor Simon Woodward of the University of Nottingham. 

2 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Paul Cox and Tom Corrie for winning first and second prize respectively for their presentations at the first annual Joseph Black Conference in Edinburgh. 

27 May 2015

Congratulations to Marc Reid who has been selected for the International Isotope Society Wiley Young Scientist Award for his PhD research on hydrogen isotope exchange. Marc will give an invited lecture on this work at the 12th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds in June at Princeton University.

21 Apr 2015

Professor Lloyd-Jones has been elected to the fellowship (FRSE) of Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters.  Professor Lloyd-Jones will sign the Roll Book of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783-date) at the New Fellows Induction day in May.

3 Mar 2015

Eric Keske, currently completing his PhD with Professor Cathy Crudden at Queens University, Canada, has been awarded a highly prestigious 24 month NSERC postdoc fellowship to join the Lloyd-Jones group. We look forward to welcoming Dr Keske to Edinburgh later this year.

13 Feb 2015

Congratulations to Robert Cox who will be joining Astrazeneca in April as part of their physical organic chemistry group.

14 Jan 2015

2014

Congratulations to Liam Ball who has been appointed an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham starting July 2015. Liam also won the Faculty of Science best PhD thesis prize. 

12 Nov 2014

Professor Lloyd-Jones FRS receives an honorary doctorate from Huddersfield University “for his contributions to organic chemistry”. Lloyd-Jones was an undergraduate at Huddersfield (1985-1989) where he was educated and inspired by the renowned Physical Organic chemist Professor Mike Page (pictured) and colleagues in the School of Applied Sciences.  Also at the graduation ceremony  was Katherine Geogheghan (M.Chem. Hons., First Class), who will join the Lloyd-Jones group as a PhD student this September.

14 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Liam Ball who is one of 45 finalists (out of over 540 applicants from around the world) for the 2014 Reaxys Prize.

12 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Robert Cox for winning the poster prize at the AZ PhD review day.

2 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Paul Cox for winning the best 2nd year PhD presentation at the 2014 Organic Section Firbush Meeting.

18 Jun 2014

Marc Reid is awarded a Carnegie Trust Grant to join us in January 2015 as a new post-doctoral researcher.

14 May 2014

Professor Lloyd-Jones is a 2014 RSC Tilden Prize winner

6 May 2014

Dr Alex Cresswell joins the Lloyd-Jones group as a new post-doctoral research assistant after a 2 year postdoctoral stay with Professor Scott E. Denmark at the University of Illinois.

1 Jan 2014

2013

Congratulations to PhD student Carl Poree for winning a best poster prize at the Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology XII meeting at the CSCB in Dublin

2 Dec 2013

The majority of the group have now relocated to Edinburgh and are enjoying the new surroundings! We look forward to the rest of the group joining us in January.

1 Sep 2013

Congratulations to Alastair Lennox as he has won a "Springer Outstanding Thesis" award. Springer has now published his thesis in a series dedicated to recognising outstanding Ph.D. research.

17 Aug 2013

The group reunion is enjoyed by all. A mini-symposium in the morning exhibited work from previous and current members of the group, which was followed by lunch at the Riverstation.

17 Aug 2013

Professor Lloyd-Jones FRS to become an ERC Advanced Investigator.

24 Jul 2013

Professor Lloyd-Jones FRS has been appointed to the Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh. He will take up the position in October this year.

1 Jun 2013

Another double success for the group. Congratulations to PhD students Nick Taylor and Robert Cox for winning the runner-up lecture prize, and best poster prize, respectively, at the annual RSC Physical Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Meeting hosted by Syngenta at their UK Research Site in Jealott's Hill.

10 May 2013

Professor Lloyd-Jones has been elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) for  "fundamental contributions to the study of mechanisms of organic reactions that are important in the arsenal of synthetic chemists." Professor Lloyd-Jones will present a new fellows lecture, and afterwards sign the Charter Book (1660-date) at the admissions day in July.

3 May 2013

A double success for the group at the Syngenta Poster Competition (University of Bristol)! Congratulations to Robert Cox and Joe Tate for winning the runner-up prize and the competitor's prize respectively.

24 Apr 2013

The Awards Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Organic Division has selected Prof Lloyd-Jones to be the recipient of the 2013 RSC Physical Organic Chemistry Medal and UK Lectureship, for his creative work in the investigation of reaction mechanisms in organic and organometallic chemistry. Prof Lloyd-Jones will deliver a lecture at up to four universities within the UK over the period September 2013 to May 2014.

18 Apr 2013

William Savage awarded an EPSRC undergraduate vacation Bursary to spend 10 weeks in the Lloyd-Jones laboratories this summer.

17 Apr 2013

Congratulations to Dr Joe Renny (PhD student 2006-2010), currently enjoying a postdoc with Prof David Collum at Cornell, who has been offered and accepted a position as a Research Chemist at Dow Chemical USA.

6 Jan 2013

2012

Congratulations to Alastair Lennox (PhD student 2008-2012) who has received a Faculty of Science Commendation for his doctoral thesis entitled "Organotrifluoroborate Preparation, Coupling and Hydrolysis".

13 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Liam Ball who has won a 2012 Syngenta scholarship! This highly competitive award, which is given to three final year Ph.D. chemists annually, consists of a cash prize and conference allowance.

6 Nov 2012

The group welcomes two new Ph.D. students: Paul Cox, a former project student in the group, and Jorge Gonzalez, who has joined us under tenure of a prestigious scholarship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.

8 Oct 2012

Many congratulations go to Dr Bertram Ong for passing his Ph.D. viva with Dr. Niek Buurma of the University of Cardiff. Bertram received a Chemopoly cake!

3 Oct 2012

Many congratulations go to Dr Alastair Lennox for passing his Ph.D. viva with Professor Andrew Whiting of the University of Durham. Alastair was delighted to be presented with a cupcake periodic table!

Periodic table of cupcakes

28 Sep 2012

Alastair Lennox is one of 45 finalists for the 2012 Reaxys Prize. As such he will attend the ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August.

30 May 2012

Our recent publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 51, 548-551, 2012) in which we report on a novel mechanism of amide cleavage under mild and neutral conditions, already featured in Chem. & Eng News and Nature "News and Views", has now been featured in Angewandte Chemie in an article entitled "A New Twist on Amide Solvolysis".

22 Feb 2012

Our recent publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 51, 548-551, 2012) in which we report on a novel mechanism of amide cleavage under mild and neutral conditions, already featured in Chem. & Eng News in an article entitled "New Twist On Amide Activation" has now been featured in Nature "News and Views" in an article entitled "Organic chemistry: Stabilizers cause instability".

23 Jan 2012

2011

Our recent publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 51, 548-551, 2012) in which we report on a novel mechanism of amide cleavage under mild and neutral conditions, has been featured in Chem. & Eng News in an article entitled "New Twist On Amide Activation".

12 Dec 2011

Alastair Lennox wins a poster prize at the SCI "Challenges in Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals III" meeting in London for his poster entitled "Aryl trifluoroborates vs aryl boronic acids in Suzuki-Miyaura coupling".

2 Nov 2011

Geri Echue wins a poster prize at the ChinaNano 2011 conference, recently held in Beijing, China.

7 Sep 2011

Dr. Gareth Owen-Smith wins the Thieme sponsored poster prize at the 16th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 16) held in Shanghai, for his poster entitled "Towards Predictive Catalysis".

28 Jul 2011

Bertram Ong receives an award from the Alumni foundation for his upcoming visit to China, where he will attend the 16th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 16) in July.

23 Jun 2011

Many congratulations to Dr David Sale, currently enjoying a postdoc with Prof Donna Blackmond at Scripps, who has been offered and accepted a position as a Physical Organic Chemist at Syngenta, where he will be reunited with another GCLJ group graduate, Dr Alan Robinson.

1 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Alastair Lennox who won Runner up Prize for the lecture he gave at the University of Bristol's third year research symposium.

9 May 2011

Many congratulations to Dr M Paz Munoz, former postdoc in the Lloyd-Jones group (2004-2009) and currently at IQOG-CSIC in Madrid, who has accepted the position of Lecturer at The University of East Anglia (UEA) Norwich, beginning Sept 2011. En route from Madrid to Norwich, she will return to the Lloyd-Jones lab for a 3 month stay as a "visiting academic"

6 Mar 2011

Dr Louise Evans (PhD student 2007-2011) receives the Faculty of Science Commendation for her doctoral thesis entitled "Ion-Pairing in Allylic Alkylation".

24 Feb 2011

2010

A double success at the Pfizer Poster competition, where Alastair Lennox won First Prize at the national event (held at the RSC in Burlington House, London) and the runner-up prize at the Bristol event.

15 Dec 2010

Many congratulations go to Dr Louise Evans for passing her Ph.D. viva with Professor Pat Guiry of University College Dublin. Louise has already started work as a Postdoc on an NERC-funded project to prepare organonitrate precursors for study of atmospheric chemistry, with Professor Dudley Shalcross and Prof Lloyd-Jones.

25 Nov 2010

Alastair Lennox wins the Best Lecture Prize in the Understanding Chemistry category of the RSC Younger Members Symposium held in Manchester, for his presentation entitled "Are aryl trifluoroborates better than aryl boronic acids in Suzuki-Miyaura coupling".

20 Oct 2010

Professor Lloyd-Jones is appointed as the new chair for the RSC Physical Organic Chemistry group. He has taken over from Dr N Asaad (Chemagination) who has served for the last three years.

30 Sep 2010

Ph.D. student Alastair Lennox wins a prize for his lecture titled titled "Aryl Trifluoroborates in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling: The Roles of Endogenous Aryl Boronic Acid and Fluoride" given at the RSC Summer Symposium at Bristol.

15 Sep 2010

A panel comprising chemists from the Process Research and Development groups of the GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Syngenta met in August and selected Professor Lloyd-Jones as the 2010 winner of the UK Prize for Process Chemistry Research in recognition of his "work using physical organic chemistry to understand reaction mechanisms". Professor Lloyd-Jones will give a lecture at the annual SCI Process Development Symposium in Cambridge in December, where the prize will be formally awarded by the SCI.

3 Sep 2010

Alastair Lennox (third year PhD student), who was awarded a University of Bristol Alumni Postgraduate Travel Grant to attend the IUPAC 20th International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC-20), held in Korea 22-27 August, won not one, but two prizes for his poster entitled "Aryl Trifluoroborates in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling: The Roles of Endogenous Aryl Boronic Acid and Fluoride".

27 Aug 2010

Our recent publication in Environmental Science & Technology (vol. 42, in press, 2010), in which we report on a collaboration with Prof Dudley Shallcross to measure hydroxy radicals in the indoor environment, has been featured in Chem. & Eng. News in an article entitled "To track an oxidant"

28 Jul 2010

Many congratulations go to Dr Joe Renny for passing his Ph.D. viva with Professor Barry Lygo of the University of Nottingham. Joe soon flys out to Israel to work with Professor David Milstein at the Weizmann Institute as a Postdoc.

27 Jul 2010

Our recent publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 49, 5156-5160, 2010) in which we report on the mechanism of palladium catalysed cross-coupling of aryl trifluoroborates with aryl halides, and which we show to proceed via the boronic acid, has been featured in Chem. & Eng News in an article entitled "Mechanism of Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Revealed".

28 Jun 2010

Dr David Sale (PhD student 2006-2010) receives the Faculty of Science Commendation for his doctoral thesis entitled "Mechanistic Aspects of Palladium Catalysed Allylic Alkylation Employing the Trost Standard Ligand".

24 Jun 2010

Dr Alvaro Gordillo joins the Lloyd-Jones group as a new post-doctoral research assistant on a prestigious Marie-Curie fellowship.

1 Jun 2010

Our recent paper entitled "Aryl Trifluoroborates in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling: The Roles of Endogenous Aryl Boronic Acid and Fluoride" has been chosen as a "Hot Paper" by the Editors of Angewandte Chemie for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest.

27 May 2010

Alastair Lennox receives an award from the Alumni foundation for his upcoming visit to South Korea, where he will attend The International Conference of Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC) in August.

21 May 2010

Congratulations to Dr David Sale for passing his Ph.D viva with Dr John M Brown FRS of Oxford University. David will soon join the group of Prof D G Blackmond at the Scripps Research Institute as a postdoc.

16 Apr 2010

Professor Lloyd-Jones identified as the successor to Professor Tom Simpson FRS as Head of Organic and Biological Chemistry at Bristol, on his retirement in 2012.

5 Mar 2010

Dr Waldemar Czaplik joins the Lloyd-Jones group as a new post-doctoral research assistant on a prestigious DAAD fellowship.

4 Jan 2010

2009

Funding (£120k) is secured for the third phase of a highly successful research programme, awarded by AstraZeneca and a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in the area of Chemoinformatic Analysis of Transition Metal Catalysis.

28 Dec 2009

Joe Renny wins the poster prize at the SCI "Challenges in Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals II" meeting in London, for his presentation titled "Newman-Kwart O-S Rearrangement of Aryl-O-thiocarbamates: Dramatic Reduction in Reaction Temperatures via Pd Catalysis".

20 Oct 2009

Our recent paper entitled "Hindered Ureas as Masked Isocyanates: Facile Carbamoylation of Nucleophiles under Neutral Conditions" has been chosen as a "Hot Paper" by the Editors of Angewandte Chemie for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest.

23 Sep 2009

Congratulations to Dr Alan Robinson for passing his Ph.D viva with Dr David Carbery of Bath University. Alan is currently enjoying life in Reading working for Syngenta.

14 Sep 2009

Our recent paper entitled "The Newman-Kwart Rearrangement of O-aryl thiocarbamates: Dramatic Reduction in Reaction Temperatures via Pd Catalysis" has been chosen as a "Hot Paper" by the Editors of Angewandte Chemie for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest.

26 Aug 2009

Dr Jennifer Slaughter wins a prize for her poster entitled "New reactivity via Palladium(II)-catalyzed Difunctionalisation of Alkenes" at OMCOS 15, Glasgow, UK

30 Jul 2009

Dr Gareth Owen-Smith wins a prize for his poster entitled "Dramatic Ligand and Counterion Effects in Allylic Alkylation" at ESOC 16, Prague, Czech Republic.

15 Jul 2009

Joe Renny (3rd year PhD student) wins 2009 Bristol ChemLabS Postgraduate Teaching Prize for his contributions towards undergradutate laboratory demostrating and tutoring.

8 Jul 2009

Dr Vincent Brunet joins the Lloyd-Jones research group as a new post-doctoral research assistant.

1 Jul 2009

The recent investigation into palladium catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation employing the 'Trost Standard Ligand' (see 2009 Publications) has been highlighted by Stuart A. Borman in Chemical and Engineering News. The article titled 'A Tale of Two Catalysts' features both the Lloyd-Jones and Norrby investigation and recent studies into iridium catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation by John F. Hartwig and co-workers (University of Illinois).

15 Jun 2009

Joe Renny (3rd year PhD student) wins a runner up prize at the Pfizer Organic Chemistry Poster Competition, University of Bristol.

8 Jun 2009

PhD students Joe Renny and David Sale BOTH win prizes for their lectures titled titled "The Newman-Kwart Rearrangement" (JSR) and "Mechanistic Investigations into Palladium Catalysed Allylic Alkylation Employing the Trost Standard Ligand" (DAS) given at the Bristol Final Year PhD Research Symposia.

27 May 2009

6 years in the making.... Dr Emane Filali passes her PhD viva with Prof. J. M. J. Williams (University of Bath).

14 May 2009

On the eve of her departure to pastures new (IQOC, Madrid) veteran postdoc Dr Paz Muñoz is awarded the best lecture prize at the inaugural Bristol Postdoctoral Chemistry Symposium for her presentation 'Isotopic Labelling - A Useful Tool for Mechanistic Studies on the Pd Diamination of Dienes'.

27 Mar 2009

York Schramm passes his Masters examination in chemistry at the University of Basel and is awarded top grades for both his thesis and his oral presentation of the research work he conducted in the Lloyd-Jones laboratories.

27 Jan 2009

A recent paper by "Team Pd" (directed by Professors Lloyd-Jones and Booker-Milburn) entitled "Room Temperature Pd-catalyzed C-H Activation: ortho-Carbonylation of Aniline Derivatives" has been chosen as a "Hot Paper" by the Editors of Angewandte Chemie for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest.

21 Jan 2009

2008

Congratulations to Dr Sophie Purser for passing her D. Phil. viva, with Dr. Bruno Linclau from the University of Southampton. Sophie obtained her D. Phil from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Véronique Gouverneur.

16 Sep 2008

Joe Renny wins a prize for his poster entitled "Newman-Kwart O-S Rearrangement of Aryl-O-thiocarbamates: Molecularity Investigated by Isotope Labelling " at the Young Physical Organic Chemists' Residential Meeting 2008, Castleton.

7 Sep 2008

Dr Emily Tan passes her PhD viva, with Dr Paul Davies from Birmingham University. Emily will travel to the University of Wisconsin, Madison to take up a post-doctoral position with Prof. Clark Landis.

5 Sep 2008

Dr Sophie Purser joins the Lloyd-Jones research group as a new post-doctoral research assistant.

30 Jul 2008

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones has been named the "2009 Bristol Myers Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis" at M.I.T.

23 Jul 2008

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones to receive a 5 Year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, starting August 2008. The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award is an award to outstanding scientists holding posts at UK universities. It is administered by the Royal Society and jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the UK Office of Science and Technology; the scheme aims "to give universities additional support to attract key researchers, with great potential or outstanding achievement, to this country or to retain those who might seek to gain higher salaries elsewhere".

16 Jul 2008

Dr Paz Muñoz has been awarded the prestigious Ramón y Cajal contract with the Spanish Ministry of Science. More details to follow!

1 Jul 2008

Professor Lloyd-Jones to receive the Royal Society of Chemistry RSC Award in Organic Reaction Mechanisms for 'outstanding work on transition metal catalysed processes that has provided insight into several major carbon-carbon bond forming reactions'. The award will be presented in November

16 Jun 2008

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones will become the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical.

1 Jun 2008

Alan Robinson (3rd year PhD student) wins 1st Prize at the Pfizer Organic Chemistry Poster Competition, University of Bristol. Previous group winners: Jenny Slaughter (2007, 1st Prize), Ali Hester (2005, 1st Prize), Neil Hodnett (2002, 1st Prize), Rob Woodward (2001, 2nd Prize) and Sue Stephen (2000, 2nd Prize).

22 May 2008

Prof. Clark Landis (University of Wisconsin, Madison) visits the Lloyd-Jones group.

31 Mar 2008

Funding is secured for a new programme (£0.36 M) in amine synthesis in collaboration with Prof. Roger Alder FRS and Dr Craig Butts for which the EPSRC will contribute £308,351. The project is entitled "Exceptionally Strong, Neutral, Enantiomerically Pure Diamine Bases" and aims to prepare enantiomerically enriched forms of 15, 16- diazatricyclo[9.3.1.14,8] hexadecanes which Prof. Alder has predicted to be highly basic (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 7924–7931).

16 Jan 2008

2007

Dr Jennifer Slaughter passes her PhD viva, with Dr Christopher Frost from Bath University.

21 Dec 2007

William Dennis passes his MSc(R) viva, with Dr Nick Tompkinson from Cardiff University.

28 Nov 2007

Funding (£437k) is secured for the second phase of a highly successful research programme, awarded by AstraZeneca (£0.80m in total), in the area of Chemoinformatic Analysis of Transition Metal Catalysis (see Group News 1 March 2006).

5 Oct 2007

The group engage in their heaviest labelling experiment to date as Dr Paz Muñoz prepares 108Pd sigma-alkyl palladium complexes in high isotopic purity (>99 %).

20 Sep 2007

Dr Paz Muñoz wins a prize for her poster entitled "Strong Acid-Promoted Dealkylative Lactonisation of Allyl Malonates" at ESOC 15, Dublin, Ireland.

13 Jul 2007

After a false start, Group Members descend to the depths of the earth and scale muddy 'mountains' at the Group Conference, Forest of Dean, UK.

26 Jun 2007

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones joins the IUPAC 2009 Scientific Committee as the theme coordinator for "Synthesis & Mechanism."

22 Jun 2007

Final year PhD student Jennifer Slaughter wins First Prize at the Bristol Pfizer Poster Competition for her poster titled "Investigations of the Mechanistic Aspects of Indium-Mediated Homoallylic Vinylcyclopropanation."

8 Jun 2007

After intense competition, Dr Natalie Fey secures one of just a handful of the annually awarded and highly prestigious 5 year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowships. This funding will allow her to continue work on the Ligand Knowledge Base and also allow her to begin an ambitious and independent new programme in chemoinformatic analysis, which will be in collaboration with the Lloyd-Jones group and AstraZeneca.

24 May 2007

Funding is secured for a major new programme (£ 0.66 M) in catalysis, to which the EPSRC will contribute 80 % (£ 0.55 M). The project, titled "Development of New Catalytic Protocols for Alkene Difunctionalisation", is in collaboration with Prof. Kevin Booker-Milburn at Bristol and Prof. Michel Gagné (University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, USA). The development of new Pd and Pt-catalysed alkene functionalisation reactions will be conducted in the Booker-Milburn Laboratories, whilst detailed mechanistic studies into the palladium-catalysed diamination of dienes and alkenes will be conducted in the Lloyd-Jones Laboratories.

11 May 2007

Louise Evans is awarded a highly prestigious University Scholarship to assist her in her forthcoming studies towards a PhD degree at Bristol in the Lloyd-Jones Research Group.

9 May 2007

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones is invited to spend a week at Muenster University, Germany (22 - 28th April 2007) hosted by Prof. Dr Martin Oestreich as part of the International Research Training Group Muenster and Nagoya, during which time he will deliver short courses on the study of reaction mechanism and kinetics to German and Japanese PhD students and postdocs.

9 Jan 2007

2006

Dr Paz Muñoz gives a lecture entitled "Palladium Catalysed Cyclisations and Related Reactions: Kinetic and Mechanistic Aspects" at the III Simposium de Investigadores Jóvenes held at Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain.

16 Nov 2006

Past and current group members gathers for a sumptuous dinner at Colley's Supper Rooms to celebrate the first 10 trailblazing years of the GCL-J Research Group. Many thanks to everyone who made it such a great evening and especially to Dr Tyler-Mahon for organising it. Please do keep in touch and for those who could not make it to this reunion, you only need to wait until 2016....

14 Oct 2006

Dr Robi Margue passes his PhD viva, with Dr Joe Harrity from Sheffield University.

9 Oct 2006

Emily Tan (2nd year PhD student) gives a lecture titled "Palladium Catalysed Isomerisation of Alkenes" at the RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Meeting held at GlaxoSmithKline, Tonbridge, UK.

22 Sep 2006

Dr Gareth Owen-Smith passes his PhD viva, with Dr AnnMarie O'Donoghue from Durham University.

7 Aug 2006

Group Members caught mackerels for lunch, unwanted dog fishes and a big bull huss at the Group Conference on the Devonshire Coast, England, UK.

11 Jul 2006

Dr Ali Hester passes her PhD viva, with Dr Iain Coldham from Sheffield University.

31 May 2006

A major new programme, funded by AstraZeneca (£ 0.33 M), in the area of Chemoinformatic Analysis of Transition Metal Catalysis begins at Bristol. The programme is being conducted by Postdoctoral Research Assistants, Dr Natalie Fey and Gareth Owen-Smith, in the laboratories of Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones, Prof. Guy Orpen and Dr Jeremy Harvey.

1 Mar 2006

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones receives an invitation to visit the Czech Academy of Sciences under the auspices of their prestigious Invited Lecturer Series at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

 

22 Feb 2006

2005

Starting from January 2006, Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones will become an Editor of the Journal of Molecular Catalysis A.

24 Oct 2005

Dr Ian Shepperson and Dr Paz Muñoz each give a lecture, on the preparation of novel P-based ligands, at the Ligbank Midterm Review meeting at Lyme Park, UK. The mid-term review was well received and the EU has agreed to fund the second term of the LigBank project.

29 Sep 2005

Gareth Owen-Smith (3rd year PhD student) gives a lecture titled "Dimerisation Properties of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands" at the RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Meeting held at AstraZeneca, Charnwood, UK.

29 Sep 2005

The communication "Rate Enhancement by Ethylene in Ru-catalysed Ring-closing Metathesis of Enynes: Evidence for an 'Ene-then-yne' Pathway that Diverts through a Second Catalytic Cycle" by Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones, Robi Margue, and Dr Hans de Vries, accepted today by Angewandte Chemie, is awarded VIP (Very Important Paper) Status. Only less than 5% of manuscripts receive such a positive recommendation.

5 Sep 2005

Emane Filali, Jenny Kent, Robi Margue, Dr M. Paz Muñoz, Gareth Owen-Smith, Dr Ian Shepperson and Emily Tan attend and present posters at the 13th IUPAC Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS-13).

17 Jul 2005

Prof. Lloyd-Jones has been elected as President of the International Scientific Committee of ESOC, for the period 2005-2007.

8 Jul 2005

Dr Philip Wall joins the research group of Dr Marisa C. Kozlowski, University of Pennsylvania, as a post-doctoral research fellow.

4 Jul 2005

At least half of the Group Members suffer severe sunburn at the Group Conference on the Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales, UK.

20 Jun 2005

Dr Philip Wall passes his PhD viva, with Dr Richard Brown from University of Southampton.

10 May 2005

Dr Mandy Tyler-Mahon passes her PhD viva, with Dr Simon Woodward from Nottingham University.

6 May 2005

Dr M. Paz Muñoz is awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain.

27 Apr 2005

Prof. Lloyd-Jones gives a Plenary Lecture at the 40th Bürgenstock Meeting on Stereochemistry.

22 Apr 2005

Prof. Lloyd-Jones is invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Beilstein Journal Of Organic Chemistry.

31 Mar 2005

Ali Hester (3rd year PhD student) wins 1st Prize at the Bristol Pfizer Poster Symposium.

18 Feb 2005

2004

Dr Paul Slatford passes his PhD viva, with Prof. Jim Anderson from Nottingham University.

30 Nov 2004

Prof. Lloyd-Jones invited to join the International Advisory Board of The European Journal Of Organic Chemistry.

21 Nov 2004

The new GCL-J Research Group website goes online!

19 Nov 2004

Dr M. Paz Muñoz joins the Lloyd-Jones Research Group as a new post-doctoral research assistant.

1 Nov 2004

Emane Filali and Gareth Owen-Smith (2nd year PhD students) present posters at the European Young Chemists Conference; Emane Filali wins 3rd prize at the conference Poster Competition.

13 Oct 2004

Ali Hester (3rd year PhD student) is selected to present her work on the anionic thia-Fries rearrangement at this year's Pfizer Organic Chemistry Poster Symposium which is being held on Wednesday 8 December at the Le Meridien, Picadilly, London.

7 Oct 2004

Ali Hester (poster presentation) and Robi Margue (oral presentation) attend the RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group Post-Graduate Conference at Syngenta, Huddersfield.

20 Sep 2004

Ali Hester and Robi Margue (2nd year PhD students) attend and present posters at the 17th IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC-17) in Shanghai, China.

15 Aug 2004

Mandy Tyler-Mahon and Philip Wall (3rd year PhD students) attend and present posters at the 15th International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS-15) in Nagoya, Japan.

1 Aug 2004

The Lloyd-Jones Research Group visit The Welsh Whisky Company in Penderyn, South Wales.

9 Jul 2004

Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones is awarded the RSC Corday Morgan Medal.

6 Jul 2004