Oliver Coleman

Joanna’s viva and baby!

A double congratulations is owed to our own Dr Joanna Bonnici, who successfully navigated the perils of a pandemic-Zoom viva to defend her DPhil thesis in December. With hardly a breath to spare she started a family with her husband Tom, as baby Elsie arrived in late January this year. Joanna has been an asset to the lab throughout her DPhil and is almost certainly, definitely, looking forward to more happy years of research to come… Many congratulations to them all and we look forward to using both events as an excuse to over-celebrate later this year once we are all vaccinated!

Editing a Special Issue on Chemical Genetics and Epigenetics

We’re delighted to publish a special issue with Ganesan in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology around Chemical Genetics and Epigenetics, with contributions from some world leading scientists and long-time collaborators. We’re excited by their contributions and hope you enjoy finding something useful and interesting. Contributors include Sir Prof. Shankar Balasubramanian, Manfred Jung, Udo Oppermann, Maria Berdasco, Antonello Mai, Marianne Rots, Gianluca Sbardella, Alessio Ciulli, Danica Fujimori, Chris Schofield, Angel de Lera and many others. Click here to read!

Joanna at the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology in Geneva

I was delighted to attend the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology in Geneva from 22–24 January and to represent the Kawamura and Schofield groups. With over 200 researchers in attendance, including 15 international leaders in science from all over the world, the conference was an outstanding success. It was exciting to be among such a varied group of scientists, all working under the ever-growing umbrella of chemical biology. The talks, presentations and lively discussions covered a wide variety of interesting topics such as biosynthesis and genetic code expansion. These have broadened my perspective and made me even more excited about being a chemical biologist. It was an honour to… Read More »Joanna at the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology in Geneva