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: Target Engagement in Biology and Drug Discovery, and gave an EMBL/Cellzome research seminar in Heidelberg, Germany 11th – 15th March 2019
David Zollman was selected to give a talk at the 6th NovAliX International Conference in Cannes, France (March 2019)
William Farnaby delivered a Targeted Protein Degradation Webinar with C&EN in April 2019, viewable here.
Nicole Trainor was co-chair of the UK’s Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) meeting “Molecular Interactions 2019” held in Granta Park, Cambridge on 23rd May 2019
Claire Whitworth gave a poster in spotlight talk at the ELRIG ‘Advances in cell based screening in drug discovery’ conference in Gothenburg in May 2019
William Farnaby invited to speak at the UK’s Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) ‘New Approaches in Medicinal Chemistry’ conference (June 2019)
Nikolai Makukhin gave an oral presentation at the 18th RSC Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group (CBBG) Firbush conference (September 2019)
Sarath Ramachandran was invited to present at the SULSA conference: 'Disruptive Technologies in the Life Sciences Conference –from Single Molecules to Systems' at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh on 26th September 2019
David Zollman earned a funded place on the Instruct-ERIC Workshop on Integration of Computational Approaches in Structural Biology in Prague, October 2019
William Farnaby delivered a Workshop on “Academia-Industry collaboration models to expedite PROTAC drug discovery” at the 2nd Targeted Protein Degradation Summit, Boston, October 2019
Scott Hughes spoke at the 4th Medicinal Chemistry & Protein Degradation Summit in London on 29th October 2019
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
• Dr Emil Bulatov established the Chemical Biology Group in 2015 at Kazan Federal University
Find out more about Emil' research group here.
• Dr Carles Galdeano was appointed Serra Hunter Lecturer at the University of Barcelona
• Dr Andrea Testa and Dr Scott Hughes appointed Head of Chemistry and Head of Biology, respectively, at Amphista therapeutics
• Dr Pedro Soares was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Read more here.
• Dr Chiara Maniaci was awarded a UK BBSRC Discovery Fellowship.
Read more about the Fellowship's cohort here.