September: Great to have Naoki Tada starting his Part II in the group!
September: Welcome to the second postdoc of our group, Dr Nicolas Busatto! We’re so excited to be working with you.
June: Well done to Idil for passing her DPhil viva! Woo!
June: Big congratulations to Rachel for submitting her Part II thesis, we’ll miss you!
May: Idil has posted a preprint of her DPhil work on BioRxiv, A lipid-based parallel processor for chemical signals!
March: Congratulations to Khoa, who has won an Oxford Chemistry Prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry following his Transfer of Status to DPhil examination!
March: We have been awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award to carry out some new research into DNA-polymer conjugates!
January: Welcome to our new rotation student Jose Cabezas-Caballero, from the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP.
November: We’re excited to welcome Rachel Sage to the group for her Part II!
October: Mike was recently interviewed by Elsevier Connect, 5 years after receiving a Scopus Early Career Research Award.
October: Good luck to Alaa and Mia for their DPhil’s in the Fodor and Brennan groups, respectively.
July: Our review, Controlling gene expression with light: a multidisciplinary endeavour, is out in Biochemical Society Transactions!
March: Florence’s DPhil work, Multi-responsive hydrogel structures from patterned droplet networks, has finally been published in Nature Chemistry! There is also a behind the paper blog post and news & views article about the paper.
February: We welcome another DPhil rotation student, Mia Callens, undertaking a Synthesis for Biology and Medicine rotation project joint with the groups of Matthew Langton and Tom Brown.
January: Welcome to Alaa Baazaoui, who is undertaking her Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP rotation project in the group.
January: Idil has written a behind the paper blog post about our Communications Chemistry paper.
December: New Paper! Mike and Idil’s work “Controlled deprotection and release of a small molecule from a compartmented synthetic tissue module” has been published in Communications Chemistry!
December: Mike was awarded the Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award in Biotechnology at Synthetic Biology UK 2019.
October: Welcome to our first ever Part II in the group, Guige Ben Zhang.
October: Really excited that both Denis and Khoa are staying in the group to undertake their substantive DPhil projects.
July: We’re happy to welcome Khoa Chung to the group, who is doing a DPhil rotation project from the SynBio DTC.
June: Very excited to welcome our first Postdoc to the group, Dr Assala Al Samad.
May: Welcome to Denis Hartmann, undertaking a Synthesis for Biology and Medicine DPhil rotation project in the group.
May: Razia has won the People’s Choice Award in the Three Minute Thesis Competition
April: Merton College has elected Michael as a Supernumerary Fellow
February: Well done to Razia for being selected as a Junior Dean at St John’s College
December: Huge congratulations to Florence for passing her DPhil viva!
November: Well done to Idil for completing her transfer of status
October: We’re excited that, following his rotation, Jefferson has started his DPhil in the group
October: Congratulations to Florence for submitting her DPhil thesis!
October: Welcome to Giacomo Mazzotti, a new DPhil in our group
September: We had an excellent joint retreat with the Bayley Group in Lisbon, Portugal
August: Welcome to Jefferson Smith, undertaking his second DPhil rotation project from the SynBio DTC in our group
August: Welcome to our new DPhil student Razia Chowdhry, from the Bioscience DTP