We are happy to announce that Ashleigh Griffith has chosen to join our group as a PhD student working on a Carbohydrate Recognition project. Ash joins us as part of the Chemical Synthesis CDT, having completed 8 months of extensive training, including three 7 week research placements in different groups within the department.
Ashleigh graduated from the University of Southampton with an MChem. For her third year project, she worked with Dr. Eugen Stulz exploring the gelling parameters of a compound containing terpyridine and carboxylic acid moieties, which formed a strong supramolecular hydrogel. In her fourth year Ashleigh worked at BioFocus in a six-month industrial placement, where she carried out Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) investigations in the ‘hit-to-lead’ phase of drug discovery.