Welcome to the research pages of the Miller group at Keele University.

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Mar. 2019 - Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 (with a hostage)

Sep. 2018 - Caecilie Benckendorff has joined the group as a PhD student working in collaboration with Riboscience. Mitch Loach and Hannah Wootton also join us final year MChem researchers to work on the synthesis of sugar-nucleotide analogues, Welcome!

Sep. 2018 - Laura and Sanaz’s review on enzymatic approaches to sugar-nucleotides has been published in Carbohydr. Res. here.

Sep. 2018 - Eleni’s work on continuous flow hydrogenation for benzazepine synthesis in collaboration with the O’Brien group has been published in Tetrahedron, here.

Sep. 2018 - Laura and Sanaz both presented their research at the 8th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates (http://www.ucd.ie/bmmc/) in Dublin.

Jul 2018 - Hannah Wootton joins us for the summer with an RSC Undergraduate Summer Bursary to work on synthesising nucleotide analogues, welcome Hannah.

May 2018 - Laura and Eleni both presented their PhD research at the 3rd Faculty of Natural Sciences’ Postgraduate Research Symposium in Keele Hall.

Apr. 2018 - The group hosted the RSC Carbohydrate Early Career Researcher             Meeting at Keele Hall. The event was attended by 55 ECRs from across the UK and Europe, with the program featuring short research presentations by PhD researchers, PDRAs and recently appointed academics, along with invited lectures from established UK academic and industrial experts.

Feb. 2018 - Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods, Vol 4 is released. Our contribution is Ch. 18 and the molecule is on the front cover!

Sep. 2017 - Mieke Guinan has joined the group as a PhD student working in collaboration with Riboscience. Katie Huxley also joins us a final year MChem Researcher to work on the synthesis of a 5-nitro-D-lyxose derivative, Welcome!

Sep. 2017 - Sanaz’s review on the chemical synthesis of sugar-nucleotides is out in Carbohydr. Res. here.

Jul. 2017 - Laura’s synthesis of a D-ManA building block has been published in MolBank here.

Jul. 2017 - The group all presented posters at Eurocarb 2017 in Barcelona.

Feb. 2017 - Dr Aisling Ní Cheallaigh has joined the group as a visiting PDRA from  Stefan Oscarson’s group at University College Dublin. Welcome Aisling!

Nov. 2016-  Dr Sanaz Ahmadipour has joined the group as an EPSRC-funded PDRA. Welcome Sanaz!

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