Rob Hughes News

Presentation Prize for Rob Hughes

Posted on 19 May 2017 by Robert Mart

Congratulations to Rob Hughes, who won the Glib Meleshko Memorial Prize for Best Research Lecture by a postgraduate student at the recent Cardiff Chemistry Conference. Rob impressed the audience by cutting straight to the chase ("Enzymes are awesome!") before explaining how a selective labeling technique can accelerate detection of different conformations in their catalytic cycles.
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Not Your Grandfather’s Chemistry

Posted on 5 February 2017 by Robert Mart

A robust response to a frequent complaint: In recent years, the awards of Nobel Prize in Chemistry has generated discontent among some chemists who complain that more and more the Chemistry Prize is given to biologists, with expressions like "But, is this chemistry?" With all due respect to "chemist" colleagues who ask the question, or
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Flow Enzymology

Posted on 20 January 2017 by Robert Mart

In a new paper in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Xiaoping shows how the yield of terpene cyclase reactions can be dramatically improved using a flow reactor. In cases where release of a hydrophobic product is rate-limiting, intimate contact with an organic phase is essential to improve turnover, however rapid stirring can precipitate the
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New BBRSC Grant Awarded

Posted on 15 January 2017 by Robert Mart

The BBSRC has recently awarded a grant to a collaborative proposal between the Allemann, Luk and Tsai groups from the Cardiff University School of Chemistry and Prof. Arwyn Jones from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Together, we will create a specialised tool that allows us to introduce a protein of interest into cells
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