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Dial-A-Molecule, Directed Assembly Network and AI3 Science Discovery Network+ are hosting an event on  to bring together people from different backgrounds (academia/industry/researchers/data owners/chemistry/engineers/computer scientists) to discuss applications of AI and machine learning in chemical discovery and development. It will take place on 18th-19th July at Weetwood Hall. To find out more and apply for a…
We’ve paired up with Asynt to make the fReactors commercially available for all laboratories to use. Check them out here. They come as a simple to use system of 5 fReactor units and drysyn block that can sit on top of a hotplate. Easy to assemble, use and clean they make a great addition to…
Weetwood Hall, Leeds Theme: Work-up and isolation Agenda 08.45-09.00 Arrival and coffee 09.00-09:15 Update on iPRD progress and plans John Blacker 09:15-09:45 Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics Frans Muller (Leeds) 09:45-10:15 The Breakage of Needle-like Crystals under Percolation Andrew Shier (Leeds) 10:15-10:45 Coffee and networking 10:45-11:15 Development of Continuous Liquid-Liquid Extraction for the Pharmaceutical…
Richard Bourne has been named as an emerging investigator by the RSC’s journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering. The editors, Saif Khan, Klavs Jensen and Ian Baxendale selected the emerging investigators from early career researchers who are recognised to be carrying out world recognised leading research. The selections were based upon recommendations from senior scientists in…
Three iPRD postdocs won prizes at the second postdoc conference for the School of Chemistry: Claudio Avila was awarded runner up prize for his talk on the developments of fast and low-cost near infrared-red sensor for online process monitoring, particularly for his use of real-time commentary of the data collections played during the presentation; Faiz…
Congratulations to Michael Chapman who successfully defended his thesis on metal complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes generated using electrochemical flow methods with Dr Charlotte Willans and Dr Bao Nguyen of iPRD. His PhD was funded by the iPRD CDT where he also carried out an MSc in Chemical Process Engineering. Mike is continuing his research career…
Self-optimisation research from Richard Bourne’s group in iPRD was highlighted by the RSC journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering using a cover designed by one of our final year PhD students, Nick Holmes. The work involved the use of an automated flow reactor and feedback algorithms to rapidly optimise the final step in the synthesis of…
Congratulations to Michael Chapman and Grant Sherbourne, third year PhD students in iPRD who won prizes for their talks at the annual School of Chemistry postgraduate conference. The conference showcased work from PhD students across the school through posters and presentations with several iPRD members presenting on 9th and 10th June. The event also featured a careers clinic…
John Blacker of iPRD has received a $50,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Green Institute (ACS GCI) Pharmaceutical Roundtable. His winning grant proposal is titled, “Process Development of Continuous Flow Oxidative Biotransformations.” With this award Blacker will research the use of continuous flow processing methods for biological catalysts that use oxygen, a clean oxidant….
A new book chapter written by a team of chemists from iPRD has been published in “Green and sustainable medicinal chemistry: methods, tools and strategies for the 21st century pharmaceutical industry” by the RSC. The chapter written by John Blacker, Jess Breen, Richard Bourne and Chris Hone is entitled “The growing impact of continuous flow…