Joseph has been awarded the 2017 Prix Guy Ourisson by the Cercle Gutenberg. The prize is awarded each year to one or two top researchers under 40 in Alsace in any field. Yay!
The fourth incoming class of PhD students joins the group. Paul Chatelain (MRT fellowship) returned this October to continue his MSc work on protometabolism. Florent Noel (Région Alsace fellowship) and Shaofei Zhang (CSC fellowship) arrived in November to initiate a new project on directed Brønsted acid catalysis. A warm welcome to all three!
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa, all co-recipients of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave back-to-back-to-back talks in Strasbourg. Joseph had the pleasure of introducing Jean-Pierre! You can watch the event online.
Our invited Synpacts article in Synlett has been chosen as the cover for the December 1st issue. Yay!
Ed Richmond has won a poster prize at the 2nd NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Emerging Frontiers in Organic Synthesis, held earlier this week at Burlington House in London. The symposium showcased top speakers from China and the UK. Way to go, Ed!
Elodie Chevallot-Beroux and Lucas Lethuillier make up the third wave of PhD students to join the group. A warm welcome to both!
Marian and Ed’s review article in Synthesis has been chosen as the cover article for the April 1st issue. Congrats!
Congrats to Marian Dryzhakov on successfully defending his thesis! He is the second PhD student to graduate from the group. After a few weeks more in the lab to submit papers, Marian will join Prof. Makoto Fujita’s lab at the University of Tokyo as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow.