Zoya is awarded the Masson Gulland Medal and Prize!

Zoya is awarded the Masson Gulland Medal and Prize!

Zoya, our MSc. student (2017-18) was awarded today the Masson Gulland Medal and Prize. This award was founded in 1990 in memory of Professor and Mrs J Masson Gulland.  Professor Gulland FRS was Sir Jesse Boot Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Chemistry Department...
Larah’s graduation day!

Larah’s graduation day!

Back in UCD, it was celebration day for the PhD gradates and here is a pic of Larah looking stunning in her gown! Well done!      ...

Organic Chemistry Portal

Very nice to see that our 2017 ChemCatChem paper has been spotted and highlighted in a special page of the Organic Chemistry Portal. The oxidation of amines is a hot topic!  ...
Congrats Larah

Congrats Larah

Congratulations to Larah, who successfully defended her thesis about enzymes deriving from the halophilic archeon Haloferax volcanii on the 5th of March! Larah was the last remaining member of the Paradisi group in UCD. We wish her the very best of luck in all of her...
Paradisi group escaped the Crypt !!!

Paradisi group escaped the Crypt !!!

To prove that we are a real team, the Paradisi group was trapped inside the ancient Egyptian Crypt. Thanks to our excellent collaborative skills and intuition we were able to solve the riddles and after 54.12 minutes we finally saved Tutankhamon!
Fantastic news for Martina!

Fantastic news for Martina!

Martina was successful in securing the highly prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018. This very competitive award is a badge of honour for emerging scientist and we are delighted that she will remain in our group for two more years. This...
Poster Prize for Lidia!

Poster Prize for Lidia!

Lidia attended an RCS meeting in London back in December (Biotransformations: from science to industrial application) and her poster won best poster award! Very well done Lidia, wine is definitely a topic that gets attention!
Congratulations Matteo!

Congratulations Matteo!

Very well done to Matteo who defended his thesis on the 23rd of October! The external examiner was very impressed and the group very much enjoy celebrating together at the group meeting the following day. Benny came to visit for the occasion, and to eat delicious...
Goodbye Jenni!

Goodbye Jenni!

All good things must come to an end at some point and Jenni’s time in the Paradisi’s group has sadly finished! Jenni will join Science Foundation Ireland to take up the position of Education and Public Engagement Fellow. Jennifer joined the group in...
ChemCatChem Cover and Cover Profiles are out!

ChemCatChem Cover and Cover Profiles are out!

We are very happy with the front cover of our article which comes out in the October issue, have a look also at the “Cover Profile” which tells you a bit about how the collaboration with Prof. Molinari started and we loved about this project (click on the...
SIMB 2017, Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

SIMB 2017, Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

Fran was an invited speaker at the Annual Meeting organised by the (American) Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. She delivered a lecture titled “High versatility of extremozymes in continuous flow biocatalysis” Abstract: We have...
Biotrans 2017

Biotrans 2017

Larah, Jenni, Martina and Benni with Fran at Biotrans 2017. We participated with 4 posters and one pitch talk. Great fun was had by all and the company was probably the best aspect of the Budapest...
June 2017: Corbella Summer School Keynote Lecture

June 2017: Corbella Summer School Keynote Lecture

Keynote lecture at the Corbella Summer School on Organic Chemistry by the Boss was a success! Biocatalysis rarely makes an appearance at the more synthetic conferences, and it was great to get the invitation. Food, company, and weather of course make this one of the...
May 2017: Well done Larah!

May 2017: Well done Larah!

Larah Bruen recently received a prize for “Best Talk” at the Third Year Talks Programme in University College Dublin. This annual event brings together third year PhD students from UCD, Trinity College and Dublin Institute of Technology to present their...
March 2017:  Lab B11 road trip

March 2017: Lab B11 road trip

A 600 miles route from Nottingham to Warwick let us enjoy the most famous UK places. After a 3 days tour across the prestigious colleges of Cambridge and Oxford, the prehistoric Stonehenge, the ancient Roman thermal baths in Bath, the fairy Warwick Castle we came back...
June 2016: The Tromsø Experience

June 2016: The Tromsø Experience

The Boss is just back from a trip to Finland and Norway. She met with Dr. Williamson in Tromsø to set up crystallisation trials for the transaminase from H. elongata and for the azurin with the carbene ligand. Hard to tell if we will be successful and we are in the...
August 2016: Big changes ahead!

August 2016: Big changes ahead!

The group will shortly officially move to Nottingham, and we will have a number of new researchers joining us, so we are growing. It will soon be time to update the “Who we are” page. Stay tuned!
October 2016: Well done Anita!

October 2016: Well done Anita!

Massive congratulations to Anita who successfully defended her thesis on the 4th of October 2016. Wishing you all the very best for your future, we will miss...
September 2016: Leaving UCD

September 2016: Leaving UCD

Emotional moment during Francesca’s leaving lecture in UCD few weeks ago. Many students, colleagues, and friends attended her fascinating summary of ten years of research in Dublin. A massive collection of her Irish work was the nice gift from the UCD...
October 2016: Ben Feringa in Groningen

October 2016: Ben Feringa in Groningen

Pleasant surprise for Francesca e Matteo during the Novel Enzyme conference in Groningen (The Netherland) last week.   Bernard Lucas Feringa, Nobel Prize for chemistry 2016, delivered a “impromptu” lecture delighting the audience with the impact of his work on the...