Synthetic organic chemistry @ Queen's University Belfast
Current Group Members
Toyah graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a MSci chemistry in July 2016. Her final year research project focussed on enantioselective catalysis of oxidopyrylium species.
Joining the Knipe lab as a PhD student in December 2017, she is now researching protein mimetics, with a focus on β-strand analogues.
Outside the lab Toyah can often be found on long walks with her dog, Molly or building flat pack furniture, which she is extremely talented at.
Jamie attained his MSci in Medicinal Chemistry in July 2017 and began his PhD journey researching Enantioselective Organocatalysis with the Knipe Lab in October. When he’s not partaking in his favourite pastime in the world (column chromatography…!) he is an avid Arsenal supporter and Metallica fan.
Lara is part of APPFlow, an ERC-funded programme exploring the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients in continuous flow.
Will was an MSci project in the Knipe lab, and has returned to conduct his PhD on new foldamer designs and their application in chemical biology.
When he is not in the lab he can be found behind the oche or playing guitar. When time permits he likes to check up on his local football team Ipswich Town.