Wednesday, 14 December 2016

New Publication

Our invited work for the 'Emerging Investigators 2017 Themed Issue' is published in Green Chem. This paper describes our first work in the area of mechanochemical synthesis. Congratulations to Joey, Yerbol, Laura and Christiane!

Joseph L. Howard, Yerbol Sagatov, Laura Repusseau, Christiane Schotten & D. L. Browne* Green Chem. 2017, 10.1039/C6GC03139K.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Group News

Shannon finishes her research visit to the group today and returns to Singapore - thanks for all of your hard work Shannon!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee 2017

The group has received recognition through a Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2017, thanks to the group for their continued hardwork.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Flow Chemistry Congress - Miami

Duncan Talks at the Flow Chemistry Society Congress in Miami. It was great to hear about the excellent work from colleagues in the US!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Publication

Our invited book chapter on Fluorination Approaches is published in RSC Drug Discovery: Synthetic Methods in Drug Discovery. Thanks to Co-Author Paul Richardson (Pfizer, San Diego) and Editors David, Paul and Yvette

D. L. Browne* & Paul Richardson* Synthetic Methods in Drug Discovery, Chapter 15: Fluorination Approaches, Volume 2, RSC, 2016, pages 263-370.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

UNICAMP Brazil

Duncan and Stefano Leoni visit Julio Pastre, Alfredo Sigoli and the rest of the faculty at the institute of chemistry, UNICAMP Brazil

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

Monday, 9 May 2016

Duncan Visits Uruguay for a Workshop in Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases and Malaria

Duncan teams up with Prof Simon Croft and Dr Vanessa Yardley (London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) to visit Gloria Serra and her colleagues at the Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Montevideo. We discussed distributed manufacturing approaches and flow chemistry to combat Malaria, Chagas disease, Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis.

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.