- The group published its first research paper in the epigenetics field. "PROTAC-mediated degradation of class I histone deacetylase enzymes in corepressor complexes" in Chem. Commun. An excellent team-paper, headed by J. Smalley, supported by J. Norris and our collaborators in the Cowley and Schwabe groups at LISCB.
- Lab shuts due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Dr Jasmine Cross, ESPRC funded Postdoc, will join the group and grow the epigenetic research within the group.
- James Hodgkinson travels to Dalian International Institute to undergo teaching of organic chemistry.
- New cohort of MChem students join the group. Liam Lewis will develop our research on HDAC heterobifunctional molecules. Wiktoria Pytel aims to expand our work on antibacterial siderophore conjugates.
- James Norris is recognised as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) for his work in undergraduate laboratories and mathematics workshops.
- Tangela Chowdery and Georgia Ceeney successfully graduate as masters of chemistry.
- James Norris represents the group at the inaugural ChemBiOx meeting, a student led conference at the University of Oxford.
- James Norris attends the SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group event ‘Targeting the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway II.’
- MSc student Nishal Kamble joins the group (antibacterials).
- The group was awarded a £250,000 grant from the EPSRC, to employ a Postdoc to further the groups work on epigenetics.
- MSc student Alex Brown successfully graduates.
- PhD student Stuart Hodgkinson joins the group (antibacterials).
- MChem students Tangela Chowdery (epigenetics) and Georgia Ceeney (epigenetics/antibacterials) join the group.
- Joshua Smalley re-joins the group as a PhD student (epigenetics).
- Dr Hodgkinson, James Norris (PhD) and Josh Smalley (PhD) attend Chemical Biology Meets Drug Discovery 2018 Conference at GSK, Stevenage.
- Dr Hodgkinson presents his work on siderophores at Gregynog synthesis workshop in Wales along with Dr Richard Doveston and Dr Alex Pulis.
- Hodgkinson Group members James Norris (PhD) and Josh Smalley (MChem) present poster at the Joseph Banks Symposium of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
- MChem students Joshua Smalley, Lori Green and Alisha Mohindra successfully graduate. Joshua won The Sarah Drabble Award for the best undergraduate research project.
- Josh Smalley collects runner-up prize at SCI National Undergraduate Symposium in Liverpool for a presentation of his MChem project, titled ‘Design and Synthesis of PROTACs for Targeted Degradation of Epigenetic Regulators’- undertaken as part of the Hodgkinson Group.
- MSc student Alex Brown joins the group.
- Collaborator Professor Shaun Cowley presents epigenetic group research at the ELRIG networking event: “PROTACs – An exciting therapeutic modality” at Alderley Park Conference Centre.
- PhD student James Norris joins the group (epigenetics).
- MChem students Joshua Smalley (epigenetics), Lori Green (epigenetics) and Alisha Mohindra (antibacterials) join the group.
- MSc Student Isobel Beard joins the group.
- MChem student Abed Trapeder joins the groups, to undertake a project on the preliminary work on the synthesis of Phenothiazine Siderophore Conjugates (antibacterials).