Group News

28/6/18: We are awarded a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant to develop a new class of EPAC1 agonists as potential new atherosclerosis treatments.

21/6/18: We say goodbye to Ben and Emma who graduate and move on to bigger and better things.

4/6/18: Ben Donkin joins us for a summer project looking at heterocyclic EPAC1 ligands.

14/5/18: We have a PhD position available on a project investigating the development of small molecule ligands for EPAC1: Deadline for applications is 11th June.

2/3/18: Graeme finally moves with the times and sets up a Twitter account. Follow @metalationman.

5/12/17: Our review of recent small molecule EPAC agonists has been published in Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. Check the publications page for details!

2/10/17: Jeff Wong joins the group for a PhD looking at alkylheterocycle metalation. Urszula Luchowska joins the group for a joint PhD with Dr Stephen Yarwood, investigating EPAC1 ligand binding interactions.

18/9/17: Benjamin Trowse and Emma Donald join the group as final year MChem project students.

13/9/17: Graeme attends the Gregynog Synthesis Workshop and presents work on gold(I)-catalysed protodeboronations alongside other subsequent initial results.

25/8/17: We say goodbye to Padraic after a successful summer project. Watch this space for future publications!

16/8/17: Graeme takes part in a RSC Chem Careers webinar aimed at early career stage chemists entitled “A Career in Academic Research.” If you missed it, a recording can be found here.

13/7/17: A PhD position is available thought the CRITICAT CDT – see the advert here. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Graeme for more information on the project proposal.

6/6/17: The group welcomes Padraic Whelan, who joins us for an ICS summer project looking at synthesis of novel EPAC1 ligands.

22/5/17: Graeme’s paper in Comptes Rendus Chemie has been published – check the publications page for details!

4/5/17: Graeme attends the 23rd RSC Lakeland Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry in Grasmere, England

6/3/2017: The Barker group webpage is now live – welcome, everyone!