Lab news

2nd May 2024

One of the group’s papers on using native mass spectrometry to analyse covalent molecular glues has been identified as one of the most popular chemical biology articles from 2023! Huge congratulations to our collaborators Aneika and Danielle (Birmingham), and Peter and Carlo (TU Eindhoven).

1st May 2024

Richard enjoyed meeting up with old colleagues and some new faces at the University of Leeds and gave a research seminar.

28th April 2024

Congratulations to Paulo and Chemistry MSc students Isaac and Malsha on the publication of their review of recent advances in 14-3-3 PPI research published in Current Opinion Structural Biology.

20th March 2024

Richard enjoyed a really interesting visit to Keele University where he was invited to give a seminar.

26th January 2024

Beth from the Doveston group with other University of Leicester researchers and staff at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-Organic Group (CBBG) Forum at Burlington House.

December 2023

The group got into the festive spirit with our Christmas meal, ready for a relaxing Christmas break!

5th December 2023

Beth and Paulo attended the SLAS-ELRIG networking event - unveiling the power of molecular glues in medicine, science and beyond, where Dr. Aneika Leney presented an interesting talk on 14-3-3 and some Native Mass Spectrometry research. 


16th - 18th November 2023

Richard and Adem both attended the EFMC International Symposium on Chemical Biology meeting that took place in Basal. Adem presented his research in a poster and Richard presented a fantastic talk!


October 2023

Raj came back to successfully defend her thesis, obtaining her MPhil degree before returning to her teaching role. 


September 2023

After being shut for a month, the shiny new lab is open again with two new fume hoods, ready for some exciting synthetic projects just in time for the MChem students.

7th - 8th September 2023

Paulo and Adem went to the lovely Zagreb for the 10th EFMC - Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium 2023. They both presented their research with posters and Paulo gave a flash talk. 

20th July 2023

A massive congratulations to Marta, Alisha and Jake who had their PhD graduations today as well as our MChem students, Olly and Alan, also graduating. It was a wonderful day full of celebrations with family and friends! 

13th-14th July 2023

Beth attended the Protein Purification and Biophysical Characterisation Conference at the University of Bedfordshire. It was a fab few days of networking and learning about AKTA systems and AUC methodology. 

22nd May 2023

Richard presented at the European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry at Gregynog Hall in Wales. It was a fantastic weekend of science, friends, sun and beautiful scenery!  

4th April 2023

Beth and Adem both presented posters at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium held at the University of Oxford.

22nd March 2023

Paulo attended the 7th RSC-Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry in London held at the lovely Burlington House. 

20th January 2023

Alisha successfully defended her thesis and said goodbye to her pride and joy - the freeze drier!

13th January 2023

Beth and Adem attended the RSC Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group Forum in Belfast. Both of them presented their posters at this fantastic event! 


December 2022

The Doveston group were out and about getting in the festive spirit ready for Christmas!


9th December 2022

Beth and Adem attended the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates 2022 held at Oxford University. Beth Presented her research in a Flash talk and a Poster presentation!



28th November 2022

Congratulations to Jake who successfully defended his thesis! He is returning back to Barcelona where he has started a Postdoc position. We wish him all the best in his brilliant new adventure!   



15th November 2022

Hadeeqa spent the day at the BMSS Biomacromolecular SIG meeting in Leeds, learning about the exciting emerging technique of native mass spectrometry. 

8th November 2022

A big congratulations to Richard and Beth who have published a 14-3-3 review titled 'Contemporary biophysical approaches for studying 14-3-3 protein-protein interactions' in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences!

Check out the review article here: 

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmolb.2022.1043673/full


November 2022

Well done to Beth who has been accepted to do a Flash talk and present a poster on her research at the BMCS Postgraduate Symposium XVI in December held at Oxford University!

November 2022

We've had some lovely evenings out as a group!


10th - 11th October 2022

Beth and Marta took part in a Bioscience workshop for outstanding PhD students and Postdocs at Sygnature Discovery based in Alderley Park. It was a great insight into the drug discovery process within an industry setting. 


20th September 2022

It was a big day today as Richards first PhD student Marta successfully defended her thesis!  

8th August 2022

We're delighted to have our new Clariostar Plus plate reader installed in the lab!  

5th August 2022

Congratulations  to Dr. Peter Blas who has been awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship to come and join our group on a part time basis for 2 years. Peter's fellowship is based around our work on Pin1.  

24th - 26th June 2022

Richard presented some of the groups work at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bioorganic groups famous Firbush meeting. Firbush is an activity centre on the edge of the beautiful Loch Tay. It was a fantastic weekend!

9th - 11th May 2022

Well done to Jake (talk) and Beth (poster) who both presented at the 8th NovAliX Biophysics in Drug Discovery meeting in Munich. It was a fantastic meeting that has inspired lots of new ideas. A highlight was meeting one of the world's 14-3-3 leading experts, Prof. Christian Ottmann. 

9th May 2022

Richard enjoyed a fantastic day of science at the RSC Chemical Biology symposium. He's also looking forward to presenting the group's work at the EFMC meeting in Nice later in the year.

12th April 2022

Amazing contribution from group members to the RSC East Midlands Bake Your Research competition, winning the Show Stopper Prize!

There's even cake animation - take a look here.

6th April 2022

Congratulations to Jake (talk) and Beth (poster) who had their abstracts accepted to present at the 8th NovAliX Biophysics conference being held in Munich in May. Its looking like a fantastic conference line up!

4th April 2022

Richard, Marta, Alisha, Beth, Aleeya and Raj attended the RSC Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group Postgraduate Symposium at the University of York. It was great to attend a conference in person for the first time in more than 2 years, and it was a great meeting! Marta presented her (final?!) poster at the event. 

25th March 2022

Richard is looking forward to presenting at the RSC CBBG Firbush meeting in June!

24th March 2022

Congratulations to Thomas who has secured a PhD position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the group. Thomas has just finished his MChem project with us, and we're delighted that he's staying! Looking forward to getting started in September.

9th March 2022

Marta K and Thomas gave their MChem presentations and did a fantastic job! Everyone was really impressed with their slides and engaging presentations. Richard will certainly be asking to 'borrow' some of the slides......

7th March 2022

We're all delighted to have been awarded an EPSRC New Investigator award!