New Team Member – Lerato Dibokwane

We are happy to have Lerato Dibokwane (left) join our flow chemistry team where she will be complementing our medicinal chemistry team by looking at the development of flow-based methodologies for the synthesis of neuroprotective drugs.

Honours student presentations

Our team was represented by Thomas Bates at our first honours level presentation on the 21st of July. Thomas gave a great talk on his efforts the synthesize novel anti-Alzheimer’s agents based upon the skeleton of know cholinesterase inhibitor Donepezil. Congratulations to Thomas.  

New Paper – Approaches for Performing Reductions under Continuous-Flow Conditions

The latest review from our group published in Synthesis. A concise overview of approaches to perform reductions of various functionalities including aldehydes, ketones, esters, imines, ­nitriles, nitro groups, alkenes and alkynes under continuous-flow conditions are highlighted and discussed in this short review. Read the article here

RSC Twitter Poster Conference 2018

Nicole Neyt and Divan van Greunen participated in this years RSC Twitter Poster Conference held from the 6th to 7th of March 2018 highlighting their work in flow chemistry and drug discovery.  The event was a great success with 1’912 posters, 6’715 tweets and an audience of 2’019’127 from across the entire globe. We were …

Flow Chemistry Europe 2018

We had opportunity to attend and present at the 2018 SelectBio Flow Chemistry Europe conference from the 6th to 7th of February 2018 where the latest developments in continuous processing and flow technology for the manufacture of chemicals and active pharmaceuticals were highlighted including keynote addresses by Professors Ian Baxendale, Claude de Bellefon and Jun-Ichi …

Paper – Batch-Flow Hybrid Synthesis of the Anti-psychotic Clozapine

Our latest paper published in the RSC’s Reaction Chemistry and Engineering details the use of triturations in batch-flow hybrid through a complete continuous synthesis of the anti-psychotic clozapine and was selected as the cover article for the February 2018 issue. Read the article here and enjoy the amazing cover art designed by Warren Panayides highlighting …

New team members 2018

We would like to welcome our newest team members to the group who will be joining us as masters postgrads. Michelle Reinhardt, Sussan-Mari Botha and Lorinda van Wyk join us after successful completing their honours degrees which included projects within the group.  Michelle and Sussan will be joining our medicinal chemistry program targeting Alzheimer’s disease …

The Centre for High Performance Computing Conference 2017

Our computational team members took time off to participate in the annual CHPC conference where the latest trends in research requiring high performance computing were showcased. In amoungst talks on artificial intelligence, big data handeling and bioinfomatics Johan van der Westhuizen presented a talk on the development of molecular docking models and their use in …