The group recently held a leaving dinner at Wolfson College Cambridge to say goodbye to three long serving group members who are moving on to pastures new (Dr Cally Haynes (University College London), Dr Zhenpin Lu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Dr Nozomi Mihara (National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan)). We will be very sad to see them all leave, but wish them luck in the future.
Dr Ben Pilgrim presented a poster of his work at the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group's flagship biennial Lakeland Symposium in Grasmere. The excellent chemistry was accompanied by amazing weather and walks in the hills of the Lake District.
Congratulations to Marion Kieffer on passing her PhD viva! Marion was examined by Professor Aldrik Velders (Wageningen University) and Professor Chris Hunter (University of Cambridge). Marion has now gone on to start a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Tony Davis at the University of Bristol.