4th Jan 2018, James gives a Keynote Lecture at the UK Catalysis Conference in Loughborough. Many thanks to the organisers for a fantastic few days. A great start to the new year.
8th Nov 2017, Publication in Organometallics on C-H Activation of pi-Arene Ruthenium Complexes. Congratulations Luke and Jack!!
6th Nov 2017, James attends the Newton-Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop on Peptides, Proteins and Metals in Disease and Therapy in Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Thanks to Sandeep Verma and Peter Sadler for organising such a fantastic workshop. Check out the lighting of the ceremonial candle to open the workshop:
26th Oct 2017, Publication in Org. Biomol. Chem. on Perfluorinated HDAC inhibitors as selective anticancer agents.
14th Sept 2017, Jack, Jasmine, Akkharadet and James attend the RSC Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry RSC Discussion Group Meeting in Lancaster. Jack wins a poster prize, presented by local organiser, Nick Fletcher. Congratulatios Jack!
7th sept 2017, James gives an invited lecture at the European Symposium on Organic Reactivity in Durham. Thanks to AnnMarie O'Donnoghue and Dave Hodgson for organising.
4th Sept 2017, Akkharadet Piyasaengthong joins the group from Kasetsart University in Thailand for a 9-month PhD placement. Welcome to Durham Akkharadet. Good luck with the research.
28th Apr 2017, Farewell to Florian Behrendt, who returns to Germany to complete his Masters thesis. Great to have you in the group Florian. Come back and see us again soon.
14th Aug 2017, Publication in Chem. Commun. on Nucleophilic trifluoromethylation of electron-deficient arenes. Congratulations Jack!!
30th Jun 2017, Graduation day in Durham. congratulations to Katharine Insull, Jess Jackson, Niall O'Driscoll and Rachel Thorpe, who all graduate with various Masters degrees. Well Done to all.
23rd Aug 2017, Group Trip 2017: Go Karts and BBQ. According to my watch, JWW put in some pretty fast laps. The official timekeeper may need to invest in a new stopwatch!
21st Jun 2017, James gives a flash presentation at Dial-a-Molecule annual meeting in Liverpool. Thanks to the organisers for a great day.
7th Jun 2017, James gives a lecture at the International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry in Toulouse.
18th Apr 2017, Welcome to Florian Behrendt, who joins the group on an Erasmus placement for 4 months. Good luck Florian!
10th Apr 2017, Jack, Jasmine and James attend the ISACS: Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry Conference in Manchester. Jasmine wins a poster prize, presented by Dr Mike Andrews of the RSC Dalton Division. Congratulatios Jasmine!
3rd Apr 2017, Jack is selected to present a poster at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium. Entry to this symposium is highly competitive - congratulation on a successful application Jack!
19th Feb 2017, Jack, Luke and Jasmine present work at the 2017 Ferrocene Colloquim in Mainz, Germany.
31st Dec 2016, Fairwell to Dr Luke Wilinson, who joins Nick Long's group at Imperial. Good luck Luke and thanks for a fantastic year with us!
12th Dec 2016, Group Christmas meal at Nadon Thai with McGonigal Group.
7th Oct 2016, Welcome to Katharine Insull, Jess Jackson, Niall O'Driscoll and Rachel Thorpe, who all join the group for their final year Masters projects. Good luck to all.
26th Sept 2016, Chris hands in his MSc project. Congratulations Chris. Thanks for a great year. You'll be missed by all.
23rd Sept 2016, Joe finishes his summer project. Thanks for all your hard work Joe. Hope the groups have inspired you to pursue chemistry research at postgraduate level.
21th Sept 2016, Publication in ChemPlusChem on Anticancer Ru(II) and Rh(III) Piano Stool Complex HDAC Inhibitors. Congratulations Jasmine!!
8th Sept 2016, James gives an invited lecture at ISBOMC16 in Moscow. Thanks to Elena Milaeva and Alexey Nazarov for organising a great conference.
22nd Jul 2016, Joe Russell begins an undergraduate summer placement sponsored by BP. Joe will be working an electrochemical catalytic reactions in a joint project with the McGonigal Group. Good luck Joe!
11th Jul 2016, Publication in Dalton Transactions on Pyridylphosphinate Complexes Congratulations Jasmine, Archie, Natasha and Fiona!!
29th Jun 2016, Archie and Alex celebrate their MChem graduations. Congratulations to both. It's been great having you in the lab. Best of luck in your future ventures.
15th Jun 2016, Chris (presentation) and Jasmine (2nd Yr poster) give fantastic summaries of their work at the annual postgraduate symposium. Well Done Guys.
6th Jun 2016, Group Trip! Bowling, Beer and Barbeque. Brilliaaant! (fast show anyone?). James takes the prize for most strikes (probably).
28th Mar 2016, The Walton group head to Warwick for the Dalton Meeting. James gives a presentation, while Luke, Jasmine, Jack, Chris and Archie all present posters.
23rd Jan 2016, James gives an invited lecture at the Swiss Ski Symposium in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Thanks to Cornel Fink (EPFL) and team for the great conference
4th Jan 2016, Welcome to new postdoc, Luke Wilkinson, who joins us following his PhD with Nathan Patmore at Huddersfield (and Sheffield). Luke will be working on catalytic C-H activation. Good Luck Luke!
15th Dec 2015, The Walton group team up with the McGonigal Group for a Christmas party at a Thai restaurant, followed by one or two beers in the town. Jack wins prize for flipping most beer mats (23).
1st Oct 2015, Welcome to our newest members! Jack Pike starts his PhD, Chris Jennings starts his MSc year and Alex Smith and Archie McNeillis start their MChem projects. Good luck everyone.
23rd Sept 2015, James gives an invited seminar at the Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland.
19th Aug 2015, James gives an invited seminar at the EPFL, Switzerland.
17th Jul 2015, Jasmine joins James at the EPFL for a short research project.
30th Jul 2015, Fairwell to Dominika. 4 months flew by. Thanks for all your hard work
26th Jun 2015, Congratulations to all Durham Chemistry Graduates! Well done Fiona and Natasha on your fantastic achievements.
12th Jun 2015, James presents work at ISABC in Galway - excellent conference on bioinorganic chemistry...and hurling!
4th Jun 2015, Group Trip! Seaside, bowling, pizza...great day out!
3rd Jun 2015, Lyn Williams trophy critch match played between the chemistry staff and students. The staff take silver medal. Next year...
19th May 2015, James presents work at Dial-a-Molecule meeting in Leeds. Thanks to Kelly Kilpin and Co. for a great meeting.
1st Apr 2015, Welcome to Dominika Roos, who joins the group for a 4 month Erasmus placement from Wuerzburg.
13th Feb 2015, James presents a poster at Dial-a-Molecule conference in Manchester. Thanks to Dave Mills and Kelly Kilpin for a great day out.
6th Oct 2014, Natasha J. Wirszycz and Fiona H. Tscherny start their MChem projects in the group.
1st Oct 2014, Jasmine M. Cross joins the group and becomes the first PhD student in the Walton group. Good luck Jasmine!
10th Sept 2014, James presents at MICRA in Huddersfield - excellent curry, real ale... and inorganic chemistry
24th Aug 2014, James presents a poster at EuroBIC 12 and wins a poster prize
11th Aug 2014, James gives an invited lecture at the Brazilian Meeting on Inorganic Chemistry in Araxa, Brazil, after being awarded an RSC travel bursary. Jack Rowbotham (PhD student at Durham) is also presenting. There's time for a few caipirinhas on Copacobana beach after the meeting.
4th Aug 2014, Chris Jennings (2nd Yr undergraduate) starts a short research project in the lab
21st Jul 2014, David O'Farrell (3rd Yr undergraduate) begins a 4 week project funded by the Department of Chemistry at Durham.
7th Jul 2014, Archie McNeillis (2nd Yr undergraduate) begins an 8 week project funded by the RSC undergraduate summer bursary scheme.
24th June 2014, James gives presentation at the RSC Younger Members Symposium in Birmingham. Good to meet up with the Williams group from Bath.
19th March 2014, James gives presentation at the Scottish Dalton Meeting in St. Andrews. No time for a round of golf!
6th Jan 2014, James W. Walton research group is established!