Helen with Barry from the Evans group
Congratulations to Helen Burke, who joined the group in 2012 as an IRCSET postgraduate scholar, and officially graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry earlier today. Helen carried out her research on ‘Synthetic Approaches Towards Thioester-Mediated Bioconjugation and Lanthanide-Based Glycoconjugate Probes’ jointly with Eoin Scanlan, producing several publications, the most recent of which appeared in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01712F).
Since submitting her thesis, Helen has started work in industry in England. Everyone in the TG group would like to say farewell to Helen and we all wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours!
Helen Burke, who joined the group in 2012 as an IRCSET postgraduate scholar, defended her PhD thesis, entitled ‘Synthetic Approaches Towards Thioester-Mediated Bioconjugation and Lanthanide-Based Glycoconjugate Probes’, today.
Celebratory food and drinks in TBSI
Eoin, Helen and Thorri
The four year research project was conducted jointly with Eoin Scanlon as part of a fruitful collaboration which has seen her work appear in several publications, most recently in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Helen’s examiners, Trinity’s Joanna McGouran and Tony D. James from the University of Bath, joined the research group for a reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute afterwards to celebrate.
Many congratulations to Helen and Elena who are joint PhD students with Professor Eoin M. Scanlan on their papers that have been accepted for publication in the RSC journals Organic Biomolecular Chemistry and Chemical Communications, respectively. A great collaboration between the TBSI based groups, involving several other researchers from the School of Chemistry as well as the School of Biochemistry and Immunology:
“Glycosylated Lanthanide Cyclen Complexes as Luminescent Probes for Monitoring Glycosidase Enzyme Activity”, Helen M. Burke, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Eoin M. Scanlan, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 9133-9145. DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01712F
“Glycosidase Activated Release of Fluorescent 1,8-Naphthalimide Probes for Tumor Cell Imaging from Glycosylated ‘Pro-probes’”, Elena Calatrava-Pérez, Sandra A. Bright, Stefan Achermann, Claire Moylan, Mathias O. Senge, Emma B. Veale, D. Clive Williams, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Eoin M. Scanlan, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, In Press. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06451E