The Group in Spring 2019
From left to right: First row: Ashis, Stephanie, Marion, Nina . Second row: Paola, Stefano, Julien, Ming-Ming, Elija, Eliott, Véronique, Javier, Guillaume, Jerome, Bastian, Raphael, Vincent, Luca, Phill.
December 31: The last work of Julien and Guillaume on the copper-catalyzed oxyalkynylation of thiiranes is now accepted in Organic Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b04157)!
December 24: Our ultimate synthesis of TIPS-EBX with process and product safety studies performed by Merck has now been published in Organic Process Research and Development (DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.9b00498)!
December 19: Good bye party for Javier who is leaving the group after more than 2.5 years of postdoc: Good luck for your future outside LCSO.
December 16: The Swiss State has awarded 17 million Swiss Francs to the project suchcat (Sustainable Processes Through Catalysis) with Jerome as co-director!
December 13: The LCSO Christmas party has taken place at the Royal Savoy: 30 current and past LCSO members to celebrate also Jerome’s promotion to full professor.
December 13: Elija has successfully passed her first year candidacy exam. Congrat!
December 10: Raphael has received a teaching excellence award for his contribution to a new service course in organic chemistry. Congratulation!
December 4: Franck Le Vaillant has received the special “top 8%” distinction for his PhD thesis. Congratulation!
November 21: The work of Franck and Marion in collaboration with the Corminboeuf lab on fragmentation-alkynylation cascades has been included in the personal choice of associate editor Paolo Melchiorre at Chemical Science .
October 18: The last work of Bastian and Alec on the synthesis of bicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes has been included in the hot article collection in Chemical Science (DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03790J ).
October 10: The artwork of Franck and Paola for the review of Franck on “somophilic” alkynylation has been selected for the back cover in Chemical Science (DOI: 10.1039/C9SC90218J).
October 8: The last work of Bastian and Alec on the synthesis of bicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes by (3+2) annulation of cyclopropenes with aminocyclopropanes is now accepted in Chemical Science (DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03790J )!
September 24: Nina and Eliott
have successfully passed their first year candidacy exam. Congrat!
September 21: The work on doubly orthogonal cysteine labelling by Romain, Javier and Raphael together with Nora in Fierz group has been highlighted in Synfacts (DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690936).
September 17: The group is growing! This month Mikus and Julien joined LCSO as PhD students and Seongmin as visiting master student. Welcome!
September 14-15: Active participation of the LCSO members to the Open Days of EPFL.
September 7: Raphael has received the runner-up poster award in the chemical biology section at the SCS Fall meeting: Congrat!
September 5: Our preview on the great work of the Powers group on the mechanism of aerobic oxidation of organic iodines is now online in CHEM (DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.08.005 ).
August 28: Traditional Summer Group Outing! We visited the Vallorbe Caves, Jurapark and the Lac de Joux. Here some pictures: Group Outings
August 13: The review of Franck on the the “Third Way” to transfer triple bonds has been published in Chemical Science(DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03033F ).
July 18: Bastian has won one of the the Royal Society of Chemistry Poster Prizes at the ESOC conference. Congratulations!
July 18: Small rings strike again! The work of Mingming on the 1,3-Difunctionalization of aminocyclopropanes has been accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907060 ).
July 11: Jerome has been promoted to full professor by the ETH board!
July 5: Start of the move of the LCSO labs to the temporary laboratories at the first floor for renovation.
July 2: The work of Romain, Javier and Raphael, in collaboration with Prof. Fierz on the use of EBX reagents for the labeling of peptides and proteins has been accepted in Chem . Congratulations! (DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.06.022 ).
July 2: The work of Marion on photoredox-catalyzed decarboxylative alkynylation of peptides has been highlighted as Synfacts of the month by Yamamoto and Wu in the category peptide chemistry! (DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1689776 ).