Staff news

We’ve had a very busy summer here in chemistry@brighton and are looking forward to the return of students next week. Some exciting staffing news that has happened over the last few months.

portrait of Dr Lizzy OstlerProfessor Lizzy Ostler has been promoted to the university professoriate as Professor of Chemical Biology. This reflects her fantastic research into the ageing process at the intersection of chemistry and biology and major contributions to the university.

 

 

portrait of Dr Alison WillowsDr Alison Willows has been promoted to Principal Lecturer, she has been instrumental in developing the chemistry courses and this position will allow further development for chemistry@brighton

 

 

portrait of Dr Graham PattisonWe are delighted to welcome Dr Graham Pattison as lecturer in Organic Chemistry. I’m sure he’ll receive a warm welcome from all of the students when they return and already has some looking to undertake undergraduate research with him. He’s settling in well to the team and we wish him every success here with us. Stay tuned for more details.

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This week’s journal club – a journal article to discuss

For the journal club on Thursday this week our very own Dr Ian Gass (Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry) University of Brighton will be discussing the following interesting paper ” Highly Practical Copper (I)/TEMPO Catalyst System for Chemoselective Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Alcohols” by Jessica M. Hoover and Shannon S. Stahl J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16901-16910.

Ian is well known for making the papers understandable and brings to the club thought provoking articles which have something to offer everyone even if it is out of your own field. Well worth coming along to join in the discussion or just listen. Location is E33 Galileo once again, starting at 12pm