Congrats to Jing Yi on successfully defending her thesis! She is the tenth PhD student to graduate from the group. Special thanks to jury members Prof. Erwan Poupon (Paris Saclay), Dr. Yann Trolez (Rennes), and Prof. Stéphane Vuilleumier (Strasbourg) for being part of the jury. Best of luck!
Robert’s mechanistic study on reduction and reductive amination of ketoacids under simple nonenzymatic conditions has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congrats and impressive work!
10-year Lab Anniversary
The Moran Lab celebrates 10 great years! Several former group members from around Europe were able to attend the celebration and shared short presentations about their jobs and life since leaving the lab. A day to remember!
Nicolas leaves for Roche
Farewell to Marie Curie postdoc Nicolas Zeidan, who leaves us for a job as a senior scientist at Roche in Basel, Switzerland. Congratulations on the dream job and good luck!
Marie’s paper on the generation of trifluoromethylated all-carbon quaternary centres through the hydroarylation of trifluoromethylated styrenes is accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis. Thanks to Robert for the last-minute mechanistic help. Congrats!
Joseph reviews Nick Lane’s new book on the Krebs cycle for Science. Please have a read (the review and the book itself)!
Harpreet presents for NASA’s PCE3 Research Coordination Network
Harpreet Kaur presented her PhD research (as well as some of Emilie’s and Sophia’s) on rare metal catalysis in prebiotic chemistry at the latest virtual meeting of NASA’s Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3) Research Coordination Network. As a bonus, don’t miss the 5-minute introduction to protometabolism by Kamila Muchowska. Well done, Harpreet!
You can watch her talk here (skip to 12:20)
Robert presents at Lindau Nobel laureate meeting
Dr. Robert Mayer presented his postdoctoral research from our group in front of an audience of numerous Nobel laureates at the 2022 Lindau Nobel laureate meeting. Only 14 out of roughly 600 junior attendees were invited to present. Well done, Robert!
Watch his talk here (skip to 14:40).
Watch Robert interviewed by German TV here (skip to 4:04)
Nik, Sergiu and Robert’s paper on how HFIP facilitates enamide hydroarylation is accepted for publication in Chemical Science. Lots of important mechanistic insight in this one and a great example of how collaboration makes a paper better. Congrats!
Joseph has received the 2022 Liebig Lectureship from the Organic Division of the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker). The award is given each year to an outstanding young scientist in organic chemistry, preferably one working in a European country outside Germany. Joseph will give a series of lectures in Germany in January 2023 and a virtual lecture for EurJOC to be announced in the near future. The list of previous laureates can be found here.