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Welcome to the Lee Group

We are a synthetic chemistry and catalysis group based at the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

News

  • June '19: Congratulations to project students Stuart, Francesca and Matthew who graduate with their well deserved MChem (Hons) degrees. Well done to Matthew who won the William Perkin Prize. All the best for the future! Congrats to Claire who won a best talk prize at the Institute of Chemical Sciences Final Year PhD Talks.
  • May '19: Claire presents a talk at the RSC 24th Lakeland Symposium (Grasmere) 9-13th May. Ai-Lan presents a seminar at University of Sussex on 8th May. Congrats to Matthew who won one of the MChem Day best talk prizes voted for by students.
  • April '19: Claire presents a talk at the 30th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium, University of Glasgow, 15th April. Euan starts his placement at Syngenta. Claire presents a talk and Euan presents a poster at the CRITICAT Annual Catalysis Conference held at Heriot-Watt University, 8-9 April, an event organised by Heriot-Watt CRITICAT students this year.
  • Mar '19: Congratulations to Euan, Vincent and Sebastian whose work on "Dual Copper- and Photoredox-Catalysed C(sp2)-C(sp3) Coupling" has been published in Chem. Commun.
  • Feb '19: Congratulations to Marcos whose work on "Silver Effect in Regiodivergent Gold-Catalysed Hydroaminations" has been published in ACS Catalysis.
  • Nov-Dec '18: Congratulations to Dan who passed his viva! Well done! Claire was selected to present as part of the UK delegation to the 14th National Organic Symposium Trust Symposium for Research Scholars (J-NOST-14) iat CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India from 28 Nov-1st Dec 2018. While very jet-lagged, Claire also presented her work at the 2018 RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium at RSC Burlington House, London on 3rd December 2018. Well done, Claire! Claire and Euan present posters at the RSC Scottish Organic Division Meeting, University of Strathclyde, 17th December 2018.
  • Aug-Sep '18: Welcome to MChem project students Matthew, Stuart and Francesca. Congratulations to Claire who won an EPS 2nd Year Postgraduate Research Prize. Dan presents a poster on his research at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool, 26-30 August 2018.
  • June '18: Congrats to Dan who won one of the "best talk" prizes at the ICS Final Year PhD Talks, 14th June. Welcome to RSC Undergraduate Research Bursary summer student Matthew Westwood. Congrats to project students Conor, Lennart and Calvin who graduate this summer.
  • May '18: Our work on "Rapid Iododeboronation with and without Gold Catalysis: Application to Radiolabelling of Arenes" in collaboration with Dr Andy Sutherland at University of Glasgow (here) has been highlighted in Synfacts (by: Timothy M. Swager and Martin D. Peeks, thank you!).
  • Mar '18: Congratulations to Dan, Luke (MChem project student 2016-2017) and Stuart (previous summer project student 2017) whose paper, "Gold(I)-Catalysed Hydroarylation of 1,3 Disubstituted Allenes with Efficient Axial-to-Point Chirality Transfer" has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J. as a "Very Important Paper". Well done! Twitter link here.
  • Jan '18: PhD studentship vacancy link here, closing date 31st January. Marcos, Dan and Claire present posters at the 46th Scottish Regional Meeting of the RSC ORganic Division, held at University of Edinburgh on 9th January. Congratulations to Claire who won a runner-up poster prize!
  • Dec '17: Dan presents his PhD work at the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2017, London, 4th December.
  • Nov '17: Congrats to Claire (CRITICAT PhD student), Bryan (MChem project), Gemma (summer student) and John (Vilela Group) who's work on "Auto-Tandem Catalysis: Pd(II)-Catalysed Dehydrogenation/Oxidative Heck of Cyclopentane-1,3-diones"has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J. Congrats to Stacey (graduated PhD student) and Conor (BSc project) who's work on "Rapid Iododeboronation with and without Gold Catalysis: Application to Radiolabelling of Arenes" in collaboration with Dr Andy Sutherland at University of Glasgow, has been accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J. We welcome back ex-Lee Group member Dr Paul Young (Johnson Matthey) who delivered the PPICSS Institute of Chemical Sciences talk: “From Heriot-Watt to a Career with Opiates”.
  • Oct '17: Congrats to Claire who won the EPS 1st Year Postgraduate Research Prize and Dan who won the EPS 2nd Year Postgraduate Research Prize. Claire and Dan also enthuse members of the public at the "Midlothian Science Festival Gala Day", as part of the Heriot-Watt PPICS contingent.
  • Sept '17: Ai-Lan gives a seminar at University of Lancaster. Claire participates at the "Bang Goes the Borders Science Festival" outreach event, as part of the Heriot-Watt PPICS contingent. We welcome MChem project students Conor and Lennart, and BSc project student Calvin.
  • June '17: Congratulations to Bryan, Ben and Luke who all graduated with MChem (Hons)! We welcome ICS summer project student Stuart Angiolini.
  • May '17: Ai-Lan presents at the RSC 23rd Lakeland Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry, Grasmere 2017 and University of York. Organised MChem Day 2017.
  • Mar '17: We welcome Erasmus exchange student Wiebke Daul. Claire and Euan present their research work and mini-project work respectively at the Annual Criticat CDT Catalysis Conference in St Andrews.
  • Feb '17: We welcome Leverhulme Trust funded PDRA Marcos Veguillas who joins us from Magnus' group.
  • Jan '17: Happy New Year! Vincent and Dan's paper on "Dual Gold and Photoredox Catalysed C-H Activation of Arenes for Aryl-Aryl Cross Couplings" has been accepted for publication in Chem. Sci. Well done both! Vincent presents a talk on "Dual gold and photoredox catalysed cross couplings" at the Scottish Regional Meeting of the Organic Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry at University of Dundee. Vincent, Dan and Claire also presented posters at the same meeting.

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