James W. Walton Research Group

Department of Chemistry, Durham University

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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).

20th Oct 2015, ***POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE VACANCY*** - a one year PDRA position is available starting Jan 2016. Apply via the link or contact James for more details

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.

31st Jul 2015, James begins a RSC JWT Jones Travelling Fellowship in the group of Prof Paul Dyson at the EPFL in Switzerland

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.

25th Mar 2015, James gives a seminar at the University of Sydney during a trip down under. Thanks to Liz New for the invitation and David Smith for taking us snorkelling in shark-infested waters!

25th Feb 2015, James publishes an article in Chem. Commun. with Jon Williams on catalytic SNAr reactions. Check out our inside cover

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.

13th Feb 2015, Perspective published in Dalton Trans. on EuroTracker dyes with David Parker et al.

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!