Individual ACHIEVEMENTS – listed chronologically, since 2016:
Xavier Lucas awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie action Individual Fellowship for career development
Chiara Maniaci selected oral communication on her PhD research at 41st International Summer School on Organic Synthesis "A. Corbella" in Gargnano (BS), Italy, June 2016
Chiara Maniaci selected oral communication on her PhD research at the 2016 EFMC Summer School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC) in Urbino, Italy, June 2016
Xavier Lucas wins Best Poster Prize at the 2016 EFMC-ISMC conference in Manchester, Sept 2016
Andrea Testa Best Poster Prize at the 16th Annual RSC Fluorine Subject Group Postgraduate Meeting, Sept 2016
Chiara Maniaci selected as one of the student talks at the 2016 years PiCLS symposium (Oct 2016)
Xavier Lucas invited to contribute a lecture at the annual SCI YCP Review meeting, 1st Dec 2016, London.
Andrea Testa invited speaker at the RSC Perkin Meeting in January 2017
Teresa Cardote selected oral communication on her PhD research at ZOMES IX, Rome, Italy, February 2017
Andrea Testa invited speaker at the Prochaine Journée Chimie-Biologie-Santé (Chemistry-Biology-Health Scientific Meeting) in Toulouse on 31 March 2017
Kwok-Ho Chan invited speaker at the 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry Conference (April 2017) in San Diego on topic Targeted Protein Degradation by Small Molecules
Guilherme Castro selected for a scholarship at the 2017 EFMC Summer School of Medicinal Chemistry in Urbino and also selected to give a talk during the meeting.
Xavier Lucas selected as a speaker for the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Computer Aided Drug Design, 15-16 July 2017, West Dover, VT, US.
Pedro Soares awarded a SCI bursary to participate on the 19th RSC/SCI Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on Cambridge.
Pedro Soares selected to give a talk on the PPI-Net Young Researchers Symposium (19th September 2017, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)
David Wright, Master student supervised by Anastasia Amato, highly commended in the Life Sciences category in the 2017 Undergraduate Awards (Sept 2017)
Anastasia Amato: ISSF funding received after her PhD (Nov 2017 till Jan 2018).
Andrea Testa invited speaker at the Ubiquitin Proteasome System session of the Drug Discovery Chemistry conference in San Diego (April 2018) in San Diego, CA, USA
William Farnaby invited to contribute a lecture at ELRIG Research & Innovation 2018 at Homerton College, Cambridge, April 2018
Andrew Runcie selected to give a talk at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-Organic Group Postgraduate Symposium, 10th May 2018, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
Xavier Lucas invited to contribute a lecture at the University of Salerno for a workshop on approaches to targeting proteins, 21st May 2018, Salerno, Italy.
Vittoria Zoppi selected for a Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society Fellowship in the 2018 EFMC Summer School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC) in Urbino, June 2018.
Emelyne Diers oral presentation at the Gregynog synthesis conference, Gregynog, August 2018
Andrew Runcie: ISSF funding received after his PhD (Sept 2018 till Jan 2019).
William Farnaby invited to contribute a short talk at the BCDD Divisional retreat
Guilherme Castro selected for a studentship and oral presentation at the XII Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for postgraduates (Dec 2018)
Calum Henderson won the Gold prize for the best Biological poster at the Honours symposium (Dec2018)
Nicole Trainor invited to contribute a short-talk at the RSC meeting “Chemical Tools in Systems Biology III” held on 17 December 2018 at Burlington House, London (Dec2018)
William Farnaby invited to contribute a lecture at the EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) course in Heidelberg, Germany 11th – 15th March 2019: Target Engagement in Biology and Drug Discovery.
Former group members News and achievements:
• Dr Matt Baud was appointed Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Chemistry of the University of Southampton
• Dr Matt Baud was awarded the BACR Roger Griffin Prize for Cancer Drug Discovery.
• Dr Morgan Gadd was appointed as Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Lancaster