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Well done to Riccardo for securing RSC and SCI travel grants to present

his work at conferences this Summer!

Check out here to see where he is heading to spread the news about our research.


Welcome to Betty, Charlie and Jude, who join the group as MChem students. 

Enjoy your projects!

October 2023

A Research Grant from the Royal Society allows us to equip our lab with a brand new glovebox, 

and retire the inherited old one. Excited for the air-sensitive chemistry that lies ahead!

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Ben and Frank conclude their MChem with a First class degree, and are off to Bath for a PhD and to Pharmaron, respectively! Well done guys!


Imogen, Max and Emma join the group as Summer students. We also welcome high-school student Catherine to check out how academic research looks like.

Summer 2023

Allegra enjoys returning to Spain for talks and two fantastic PhD defences at ICIQ and CiQUS.

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Riccardo joins the group for his PhD.

Welcome to Durham and best of luck!


Ben and Frank start their Master thesis projects in the group. Enjoy!

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Allegra gives a keynote talk at the XL Congress of the Organic Division of the Italian Chemical Society in Palermo, Italy

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The Franchino lab officially opens its doors in the Department of Chemistry

at Durham University

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