It appears the dog days of summer in St Andrews (!!) have had a negative impact on the pace of website updates.
In late June, we were very happy to welcome James Findlay from the Crowley group at University of Otago to the lab for two weeks. Working with Nicolas, James brought some of the Crowley group’s cool ferrocene-based molecular switches to the lab. We hope to tell you about some exciting results soon!
It was also great to host James’s supervisor – and Euan’s ex-colleague from Edinburgh days – James (yes it was confusing) for a couple of days. James (Crowley) gave a great lecture and found some time to re-acquaint himself with some fine Scottish produce.
Enjoying a few beers with James and James.
Euan was very pleased to give a talk at Steve Goldup and Jon Kitchen’s Supramolecular Syposiusm (unofficially #GoldupSupra) in Southampton in July.
A belated congratulations to Scott, who is funded by the CRITICAT CDT programme and won a prize for his flash summary of his Ph.D. project at the CRITICAT Firbush retreat earlier this month (12-14 June). Not a bad way to start your Ph.D.!
On Friday 19 May – Saturday 20 May the School of Chemistry welcomed Prof. Makoto Fujita (University of Tokyo) as an EaStChem Colloquium speaker. As well as delivering an inspirational lecture on Friday, spanning metallosupramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, and the remarkable crystalline sponge … Continue reading →
The whole group made the short journey down to Edinburgh to attend the annual meeting of the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry interest group on 15-16 December 2016. Guillaume presented a poster titled Improving ligand design for boronate ester mediated dynamic covalent … Continue reading →
This is a really exciting moment for supramolecular chemistry and artificial molecular machines. The prize acknowledges some stunning scientific contributions by three inspiring and generous scientists. Congratulations to all three from St Andrews!
Euan spent a very enjoyable Wednesday presenting the group’s work at the University of Ulm at a Workshop on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry “A Central Tool for the Central Science“. It was an excellent and very informative afternoon of talks and discussions about dynamic covalent chemistry, with other contributions from Ricardo Furlan (Rosario), Sébastien Ulrich (Montpellier), and Michael Mastalerz (Heidelberg).
Excellently organised by another “molecular machinist”, Max von Delius, it was also a fortuitous opportunity to reflect on the other exciting news announced that day!
We took a Friday afternoon trip to play the famous ‘Himalayas’ putting course in St Andrews. Amazingly none of the group apart from Euan had experienced this St Andrews institution before. Prior experience, however, cannot make up for a lack … Continue reading →
Euan participated in the Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy in Glasgow, UK (4-6 July 2016). Faraday Discussions are an exciting format where the majority of time is devoted to discussing the science rather than one-way presentations. Euan also presented a poster on some of the group’s work: Dynamic Molecular Approaches for Controlling Nanoparticle Assembly.
Euan presented a poster summarizing the group’s work on Dynamic covalent control of nanoparticle properties and assembly at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles (June 19–24 2016, Mount Holyoke College, MA). Cathy Murphy (Illinois) and Stephan Link (Rice) organized a really excellent meeting; Euan learnt a tremendous amount about cutting-edge research on both fundamentals and applications of noble metal nanoparticles. It was great to meet many new friends and enjoy stimulating discussions all in a beautiful setting…roll on the next edition in 2018!