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Resveratrol

A new synthesis method for resveratrol analogues, resveralogues, has been published by researchers at the University of Brighton. The method utilises a simplified one-pot synthesis which is stereo-selective and produces high yields with minimal purification. Resveratrol has been identified as being a promising substance in anti-ageing therapeutics and its analogues are of great interest for this area. Using this new method the authors have been able to synthesise both well known and novel resveralogues.

The author list consists of our very own Dr Lizzy Ostler; her PhD student Vishal Birar; a recent graduate of our Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences degree Jana Milkovicova, who did some of the work whilst she was here as an undergraduate; and two colleagues from the biology division Professor Richard Faragher and Dr Angela Sheerin.
The work shows just how integrated our students are with the research undertaken in the department and how beneficial the multi-disciplinary department we work in can be.
Read the paper “A facile, stereoselective, one-pot synthesis of resveratrol derivatives” at the open access Chemistry Central journal here.

3rd Year Project supervisor Talks

Dear all,

This Thursday (21st May 2015) at 12:00 in room W501 (Watts) the chemistry academics will be talking about the projects they have available for third year.

Each academic will talk for a few minutes or show some slides about their projects.

This will be a great chance for the second years to meet any potential supervisors and help you decide which projects you might like to do so please come along. Anyone is welcome and it may be useful for the current first years to see what kind of projects are available in the third year.

Thanks

Ian

Chemistry Journal Club Thursday 7th May 2015 12:00 to 13:00pm W501

Chemistry Journal Club continues unabated! The next session is on Thursday 7th May 2015 in W501 between 12:00 and 13:00 pm. Our speaker is our very own Vishal Birar who will tell us all about the work he has been doing during his PhD.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see the exciting chemistry research that happens during a PhD within the department and should be especially useful for the current 2nd year undergraduates looking to pick suitable third year projects.

All are welcome, so please come along to what I am sure will be a great talk. Full details on the chemistry@brighton blog below:

http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/chemistry/

Thanks

Ian

ChemSoc: Lasers at the ready

Brighton ChemSoc are looking to take on the world and see how good their aim is with a trip to Laserzone Brighton. Lasers are set to stun on May 16th, meeting at Laserzone from 3.30pm with it all kicking off at 4pm. If you think you’re a pretty good shot, or if you’re rubbish and just want a laugh then come along. If you can then please let ChemSoc know you’re coming beforehand by either emailing or going to the Facebook group, though there will likely be places on the day. Staff and students are all welcome.