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News

 

Justin named AMP Tomorrow Maker

4 Dec, 2018

Our latest in OBC: Sulfur polymer composites as controlled-release fertilisers

8 Oct, 2018

Justin named SA Science Excellence Awards STEM Educator of the Year

10 Aug, 2018

A warm welcome to Jess Smith, visiting from the Hasell Group, University of Liverpool

1 July, 2018

Our research in oil sorbents is featured on the cover of Advanced Sustainable Systems

1 July, 2018

Our oil spill remediation study profiled by ABC NewsThe GuardianSBS News

May 18, 2018

Kym's new amino acid for late-stage fluorination, published in Peptide Science

Apr 20, 2018

Our latest in oil spill remediation published in Advanced Sustainable Systems

Apr 18, 2018

Chemo and regioselective lysine modification on native proteins

Latest from collaboration with Gonçalo Bernardes, out in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Jan 4, 2018

The Mercury Problem in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

Louisa and Justin's minireview in Chem. Eur. J. Congrats!

Jan 4, 2018

 

Nic's paper on water remediation published in RSC Advances. Congrats!

Jan 4, 2018

Chemical methods for mapping cysteine oxidation:

our latest review with Lisa and Mike in Chem. Soc. Rev. Congrats!

Dec 22, 2017

Justin profiled in the 2018 Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Issue

Dec 18, 2017

Scott's paper on sustainable oxidations published in Green Chemistry. Congrats!

Nov 27, 2017

Lisa's study on new probes for cysteine oxidation published in Tetrahedron. 

Congrats!

Nov 6, 2017

Study on installing histidine isomers in proteins accepted for publication in ACS Central Science.

This is a collaborative study with Ben Davis spanning 10 years of research.

Nov 3, 2017

The group welcomes Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow Dr Louisa Esdaile to the team

Oct 16, 2017

Justin named finalist for 2017 Dream Chemistry Award

Oct 16, 2017

 

Justin's perspective on the RACI Academic Sharp Brain competition

Sept 20, 2017

The group welcomes Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow Dr Louisa Esdaile to the team

Oct 16, 2017

Justin named finalist for 2017 Dream Chemistry Award

Oct 16, 2017

 

Justin's perspective on the RACI Academic Sharp Brain competition

Sept 20, 2017

 

Laying Waste to Mercury Pollution - featured on cover of Chem. Eur. J.

Sept 20, 2017

Justin awarded David Solomon Award at RACI Academic Sharp Brain

Sept 20, 2017

Our latest full paper on Laying Waste to Mercury Pollution accepted in Chem. Eur. J.

Aug 2, 2017

Perspective (with back cover art) featured in Green Chemistry Emerging Investigators issue

June 20, 2017

Lisa Alcock is selected as a 2017 SciFinder Future Leader (1 of 25 globally)

April 28, 2017

Max Worthington earns commendation for inaugural Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship (1 of 5 in Australia)

April 28, 2017

 

We welcome Dr Muneer Ahamed to the group as a Research Fellow

April 28, 2017

Our latest paper available online: Green chemistry and polymers made from sulfur

March 4, 2017

Lab awarded $80,000 from the National Environmental Science Programme:

December 22, 2016

Sustainable Polymer Technologies for Controlling Mercury Pollution

​Justin presents at UniSA's Future Industries Institute

November 11, 2016

Kym, Lisa and Justin present at the RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Meeting at Coogee Beach

November 7-9, 2016

ARC Awards $575,000 over three years for collaborative project on flow chemistry between Flinders, UWA and UC Irvine

(Raston, Chalker, Stubbs and Weiss Research Groups)

November 2, 2016

Posttranslational mutagensis, our paper in Science. The culmination of a decade of research with Oxford Ch emistry

September 22, 2016

As part of the ITN Protein Conjugate Training Network, Justin teaches a mini-course in bioconjugation

September 7, 2016

Justin presents an invited talk at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon

September 5, 2016

We welcome Nic Lundquist and Connor Luckett to the group

September 1, 2017

Justin presents at the innaugural Falling Walls Lab Australia

August 24, 2016

Justin is recognised as the South Australian Tall Poppy of the Year

August 12, 2016

Flinders and the RACI present the Science Alive Chemistry Show

August 5, 2016

Thanks to our placement students from Australian School of Science and Mathematics and Seaview High School for their excellent contributions this week

June 17, 2016

Justin is named Co-State Secretary in South Australia for the Australian Rhodes Scholarships

May 17, 2016

 

"Students on the Beamlines" collaborators from Evan Hardy Collegiate present their research at the Canadian Light Source

Apr 26, 2016

 

Justin hosts a segment on the Network Ten science show Scope [from 19:10]

Mar 5, 2016

 

Max and Justin contribute to an episode of ABC Catalyst on mercury pollution - watch here.

Mar 2, 2016

 

Our research in mercury capture is profiled in the March issue of Chemistry in Australia (pp 7, 16)

Feb 24, 2016

 

Max Worthington is named Finalist for the Flinders Ports Environmental Award, part of the prestigious Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards.

Feb 8, 2016

 

A warm welcome to Lisa Alcock. Lisa will join as a PhD student in February and investigate the chemical biology of sulfenic acids

Jan 28, 2015

 

Justin visits MONA for discussion of Heavy Metal project - a collaboration of science and art

Jan 22, 2015

 

Justin visits Hobart for invited lectures at the University of Tasmania

Jan 21, 2015

 

Our recent work on mercury-binding polysulfides is profiled by Chemical Engineering magazine

Jan 4, 2015

 

A warm welcome to new group members from 2015: Michael Zalavari (Honours), Kyle Farrell (Honours), Naseem Alghamdi (Masters), Renata Kucera (placement), Isaac Watson (placement), and Salah Alboaiji (placement).

Dec 21, 2015

 

Justin gives invited presentation at Pacifichem's symposium on New Organosulfur Chemistry

Dec 17, 2015

 

Max Worthington earns first class honours in his research. Read about his studies in Angewandte Chemie

Dec 12, 2015

 

Justin gives invited presentation at the 2015 Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science: Materials for the 21st centrury

Dec 9, 2015

 

Our latest research on a polymer that removes mercury from water and soil is profiled by:

ABC Radio | C&ENewsScience AlertNews Corp | Business Insider Australia | The Conversation | Flinders University | and more

Oct 22, 2015

 

Our paper on a novel polysulfide that removes mercury from water is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This project is an international collaboration with The University of Tulsa, the Institue of Molecular Medicine at the University of Lisbon, and the University of Cambridge. Congrats!

Oct 22, 2015

 

Our recent paper on preparing lidocaine using flow chemistry, a collaboration with the Raston Lab, is profiled by:

ABC News | SBS News | Huffington Post | 7News | The Cairns Post | The Mercury | Flinders University

Sept 28, 2015

 

A warm welcome to Kymberley Scroggie - she will start her PhD in our lab this month. Her project is a collaboration with the Perkins lab on the synthesis and study of new tools for PET imaging.

Sept 4, 2015

 

Up to four Summer Scholarships available for second year Australian undergraduates in our lab for 2015-2016

Sept 4, 2015

 

Allyl Sulfides: Reactive Substrates for Olefin Metathesis. Our latest paper in the Australian Journal of Chemistry

Aug 31, 2015

 

Justin presents at Fresh Science, South Australia. Event to promote discoveries of early-career researchers

Aug 25, 2015

 

Research from Honours Student Max Worthington and Dr Justin Chalker highlighted by Flinders University

Aug 21, 2015

 

Benefits of replacing scripted teaching labs with student-driven inquiry: our latest paper in The Chemical Educator

Aug 20, 2015

 

Justin and fellow Flinders scientists host the RACI Chemisty Show at Science Alive in Adelaide

Aug 7-9, 2015

 

Our paper on inquiry-driven teaching labs is accepted for publication in The Chemical Educator. This paper is a collaboration with Rebekah Moorman, Moujtaba Kasmani and Christopher Peeples from The University of Tulsa. Congrats!

Aug 6, 2015

 

Justin is selected to present at Fresh Science: Stories of Discovery from Early-Career Researchers around Australia

July 23, 2015

 

Allyl Sulphides: Reactive Substrates for Olefin Metathesis. Accepted for publication in the Australian Journal of Chemistry

July 21, 2015

 

Our latest paper is published in Chemistry - A European Journal. This is a collaborative project with the Raston Research Group featuring amide synthesis in flow, with application to the preparation of pharmaceuticals.

June 21, 2015

 

Justin will give a seminar at The University of Adelaide on June 19th from 12-1PM (Macbeth Lecture Theatre)

Sulphur Chemistry for Synthesis, Materials, and Biology

June 12, 2015

 

Our paper Rapid Vortex Fluidics: Continuous Flow Synthesis of Amides and Local Anaesthetic Lidocaine is accepted for publication in Chemistry - A European Journal. This research is a collaboration with Joshua Britton and Colin Raston. Congrats!

May 15, 2015

Justin presents Cysteine Chemistry in the Study of Protein Post-Translational Modifications at SynthCon3

April 21, 2015