Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New Publication

Our invited work is published in Journal of Flow Chemistry. The paper describes a continuous-flow process for the preparation of triazenes, whereby diazonium salts are generated and converted into their masked or protected triazene derivatives including the anticancer compounds Dacarbazine and Mitozolomide. Congratulations to Christiane, Yerbol Abdul and Martyn!

C. Schotten, A. H. Aldmairi, Y. Sagatov, M. Shepherd, D. L. Browne* J. Flow Chem. 2016 10.1556/1846.2016.00025

Friday, 1 July 2016

PDRA Position available - 12 month LSRNW funded PDRA position available in our research group (Joint With Dr Ian Fallis)

We are looking for a Postdoc to work on an organic methodology project. Start date is October 2016 (some flexibility may be possible for exceptional candidates). This position is open to UK and EU students and is fully funded. Please contact Duncan or Ian if you have any enquiries. Formal details of the application process can be found at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOB066/research-associate-in-organic-synthesis-and-methodology/

PDRA Position available - 11 month EPSRC funded PDRA position available in our research group

We are looking for a Postdoc to work on an organic methodology project. Start date is October 2016 (some flexibility may be possible for exceptional candidates). This position is open to UK and EU students and is fully funded. Please contact Duncan if you have any enquiries. Formal applications can be found at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOA998/research-associate-in-organic-synthesis-and-methodology/

Thursday, 30 June 2016

PhD Position available - 3.5 year PhD studentship available in our research group

We are looking for a PhD student to work on organic methodology development. Start dates are October 2016 or Jan 2017. This position is open to UK and EU students and is fully funded. please contact Duncan if you have any enquiries. http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2803.html

Monday, 20 June 2016

New Publication

Our work is published in Chemical Communications. The paper describes a metal-free approach for the late-stage introduction of the important lipophilic hydrogen-bond donor motif, SCF2H. Good job Joey, Christiane and Stephen!

J. L. Howard, C. Schotten, S. T. Alston, D. L. Browne* Chem. Commun. 2016 10.1039/C6CC02693A

Friday, 20 May 2016

New Publication

Our work is published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry for the special edition in Contemporary Synthetic Chemistry in Drug Discovery The paper describes the preparation of a range of trifluoromethyl bearing isoxazole building blocks and their derivatisation through a variety of transformations, including intra- and intermolecular C-H arylation. Good job to all!

J.-S. Poh, C. García-Ruiz, A. Zuniga, F. Meroni, D. C. Blakemore, D. L. Browne*, S. V. Ley Org. Biomol. Chem 2016 10.1039/C6OB00970K

Friday, 1 April 2016

New Member - Yerbol Sagatov Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne lab welcomes new M.Phil. Student Yerbol Sagatov. Yerbol arrives on a Bolashak International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and has spent a year at the London School of Economics. Yerbol will eat you for breakfast!...... if you consist of eggs, beans, bacon, sausage, toast & hash browns, Yerbol likes to start the day with one (occasionally two!) British breakfasts.

Friday, 18 March 2016

New Member - Abdul Hadi Aldmairi Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne lab welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr Abdul Hadi Aldmairi. Abdul obtained his PhD with Prof David Knight working on the synthesis of natural products using proton catalysed cyclisation reactions. Abdul will explore flow methods and organo-fluorine chemistry. Abdul likes to eat a lemon-a-day!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Duncan Gives a Lecture at SCI/RSC Continuous Flow Technology III @ Robinson College Cambridge

Duncan attends and gives a lecture at the 3rd in the series of UK conferences on Continuous Flow Processing. It was exciting to meet so many people and exciting to see that the industrialists continue to take the bull-by-the-horns with flow chemistry. It was also clear that the next generation of undergraduates and graduate students with training in continuous flow processing would be attractive to industry!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Browne Group Present at 6th International Flow Chemistry Conference, Cambridge

The group attend a busy 6th International Flow Chemistry Conference at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Where Duncan gave a lecture on the recent flow work from the group and Christiane and Joey presented posters. We enjoyed meeting many old and new faces and the live demo of remote control from the Ley Lab, nice job JSP and Daniel!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

New Members - Hassan Akram & Martyn Shepherd Join The Browne Research Group

The Browne lab welcomes B.Sc. students Hassan Akram & Martyn Shepherd who join the group for their final year projects.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

New Publication

Our work is published in the new RSC journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering on a continuous flow machine for the multistep synthesis of pyrazoles including the synthesis of Celcoxib. Good job JSP!

J.-S. Poh, D. L. Browne*, S. V. Ley React. Chem. Eng. 2016 DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00082C.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

New Member - Tiphaine Chenilleau Joins the Browne Research Group

The Browne Group welcomes ERASMUS Student Tiphaine Chenilleau from Université de Nantes. Tiphaine joins us for the academic year.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

New Member - David Cutress Joins the Browne and Brophy (Aberystwyth) Research Groups

The Browne Group welcomes PhD Student David J. Cutress who joins the Browne, and Brophy (Aberystwyth) groups. Davids PhD is sponsored by the NRN Life Science Research Network Wales . David has the exciting/daunting (delete as appropriate) task of designing, synthesising and testing compounds that may inhibit liver fluke (a liver parasite). Davids project is entitled 'Towards validation of an immune suppressor protein from liver fluke as a drug target'. David studied genetics and biochemistry at Aberystwyth University IBERS receiving a first class degree along with the 'Society of Biology Top Student Award' after finishing his degree he was granted the 'Walter Idris Jones' bursary for a joint lab based project with the Geology and Microbiology departments studying novel glacial microbe species, in particular exosome vesicle activities.

Monday, 28 September 2015

New Member - Toby Sydenham Joins the Browne, Fallis & Amaroso Research Groups

The Browne Group welcomes MChem Student Toby Sydenham who joins the Browne, Fallis and Amaroso groups for his final year project.....3 supervisors, I didn't think anyone would pick that project. Toby does an excellent James Blunt impression!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

New Members - Stefan Burger & Louis Frentzel-Beyme Join the Browne and Melen Groups

The Browne Group welcomes Stefan Burger an ERASMUS student coming from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Louis Frentzel-Beyme an ERASMUS student coming from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Stefan and Louis join both the Browne and Melen groups for joint collaborative projects.

Monday, 6 July 2015

New Members - Alex Bukvic Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne lab welcomes Summer student Alex Bukvic who will work on an industrially funded summer studentship. Aside from chemistry Alex enjoys white-water rafting in the south of France, although wouldn't recommend driving in a car that is at the end of its life!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New Member - Hubert Meissel Joins The Browne and Hammond Groups

The Browne Group welcomes Hubert Meissel who joins both the Browne and Hammond groups for his Catalysis CDT sabbatical II placement with the Catalysis CDT.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Completion of Projects in The Browne Research Group

June 2015 Congratulations to Stephen (MChem), Gareth (B.Sc.) and Krystie (B.Sc.) who finish up their projects, thanks for all of the hard work.

New Member - Laura Repusseau Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne Research Group welcomes Laura Repusseau who joins as an ERASMUS summer student from INSA Rouen.

Monday, 1 June 2015

New Member - Quentin Bernard Joins The Browne and Harris Groups

Welcome to Quentin Bernard who joins DLB and Harris groups for 8 weeks from Pierre-Gilles de Gennes École nationale de chimie physique et biologie de Paris!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New Publication

Our collaborative work with Ley, Lapkin and Nolan Groups is published – Congratulations Christiane!

C. Schotten, D. Plaza, S. Manzini, S. P. Nolan, S. V. Ley, D. L. Browne*, A. Lapkin* ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2015, 3, 1453-1459.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Duncan Gives Lecture at Cardiff Chemistry Conference

DLB gives a Lecture at the 14th Cardiff Chemsitry Conference and the weather holds out for our visiting speakers…..mostly!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

New Publication

DLBs review of the Flow Chemistry textbooks (Vol.1 Fundamentals & Vol.2 Applications) is published in Green Processing and Synthesis

D. L. Browne* Green Process Synth. 2015, 4, 253-253.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Browne Research Group Awarded A Pfizer Funded Studentship

*Position Available* A Pfizer funded studentship is awarded to DLB group – please contact for details of how to apply – *position filled*

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

New Publication

Our collaborative work with the Harris group employing mechanochemistry is published

Y. Zhou, F. Guo, C. E. Hughes, D. L. Browne, T. Peskett, K. D. M. Harris* Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 2901-2907.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Duncan Presents at the Dial-a-Molecule Closed Loop Optimisation meeting at GSK

DLB was awarded a travel bursary to gives a presentation and poster at dial-a-molecule meeting on Closed Loop Optimisation, GSK, Stevenage.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Browne Group Attend The RSC South West Regional Meeting

DLB Gives a Lecture at the RSC South-West Regional Meeting in Reading. Cardiff Attendees were Joey, Christiane and members of the Elliott and Wirth Groups. Thanks to Mark Elliott for stepping up to the bus-driving plate and getting everyone to the gig on time! Congratulations to Rich (Wirth Group) for 1st prize poster.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Duncan Delivers New Lecture Course on Retrosynthesis

DLB delivers his *New Lecture Course* on Retrosynthesis to 3rd year students as part of the module CH3303 Advanced Organic Chemistry. The next generation of “Master Builders” are in training.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

New Members - Krystie Anacoura & Gareth Freeman Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne lab welcomes B.Sc. students Gareth Freeman & Krystie Anacoura who joins the group for their final year projects.

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Member - Christiane Joins The Browne Research Group

The Browne Research Group welcomes Christiane Schotten who joins as the first PhD student! Congratulations and good luck to her on her chemical adventures, no pressure! Christiane joins from RWTH Aachen where during her B.Sc. she conducted a final year research project with Prof. Palkovits. For her M.Sc. degree she carried our projects with Prof. Wessling, Prof. Liauw, Prof. Bolm, Prof. Leitner and Prof. Lapkin (University of Cambridge). Christiane enjoys swimming, singing and board games and has promised to supply biscuits from her home town!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Duncan Guest Edits Synlett Cluster: Progress in Organo-Fluroine Chemistry

DLB Guest Editorial and Cluster on Progress in Organo-Fluroine Chemistry appears in print in Synlett. Thanks to all of the contributors and Thieme for making this happen!

D. L. Browne* Synlett 2015, 26, 33-35.

Friday, 12 December 2014

New Publication

Our work is published on a continuous flow back pressure regulator that can handle slurries, good job Ben!

B. J. Deadman*, D. L. Browne, I. R. Baxendale, S. V. Ley Chem. Eng. Technol. 2015, 38, 259-264.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Old Members - The Rest of The Browne Clan Come to Cardiff

The house build is complete and DLB’s better half and mini-B's relocate to Wales to be students of Welsh culture and Language, Croeso i Cymru, bring on the castles. He waves goodbye to the thoroughly recommendable Elano B&B, and the thoroughly unrecommendable weekend commute from Cambridge!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Duncan Delivers New Lecture Course 'Enabling Technologies for Organic Synthesis'

Duncan delivers a new lecture course on Enabling Technologies for Organic Synthesis.

The course was part of the module CH3404 Asymmetric Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Products for the fourth year students. The course covers practical considerations and the pros and cons of running reactions under Microwave, Electrochemical, Photochemical and Continuous flow conditions.

Monday, 6 October 2014

New Member - Stephen Alston Joins The Browne Research Group

Welcome to Stephen Alston who joins the Browne group for his final year MChem project. Stephen has been likened to a young Alex Turner!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New Member - Joey Howard Joins The Browne Research Group

Welcome to Joey Howard who becomes the first Browne Research Group member. Joey joins from Cambridge as an MPhil. student. Good Luck Joey! Note added following the Christmas Party 2015 - Joey has a photographic knowledge of the UK's motorway network!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Duncan Arrives in Cardiff

DLB Arrives in Cardiff and starts setting up the lab ready for business.