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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
18F-Difluoromethylation: The Missing Link in Radiochemistry for Positron Emission TomographyGouverneur, Professor VUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 506,886
3DSynth: Design and fabrication of cartridges for digital chemical synthesisCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 999,034
A Fully-Automated Robotic System For Intelligent Chemical Reaction ScreeningFairlamb, Professor IJUniversity of YorkChemistry 201,478
A Multi-Component Strategy for the Synthesis of Complex Aliphatic Amines using Photo-redox CatalysisGaunt, Professor MUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 703,740
A New Class of Hybrid Polyoxometalate Catalysts for C-H FunctionalisationLam, Professor HWUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 201,902
A nitrenoid strategy to access sp3-rich nitrogen heterocyclesDavies, Dr PWUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 444,751
A Protein Functionalization Platform Based on Selective Modification at Methionine ResiduesGaunt, Professor MUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 1,892,760
A Radical Amination Approach to Aliphatic AminesCuthbertson, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 406,784
A Radical Approach to C-H AlkylationCresswell, Dr AJUniversity of BathChemistry 261,307
AA-STARR: Aromatic Amine Synthesis by Tapping Aminium Radical ReactivityMarsden, Professor SPUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 402,890
Accelerated Discovery and Development of New Medicines: Prosperity Partnership for a Healthier NationKerr, Professor WJUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 5,495,023
Accessing pharmacophoric space via asymmetric protonationWatson, Dr AJBUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 399,956
An Artificial RibosomeO'Reilly, Professor RKUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 581,943
An Artificial RibosomeTurberfield, Professor AJUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 664,201
An EPSRC National Research Facility to facilitate Data Science in the Physical Sciences: The Physical Sciences Data science Service (PSDS)Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 2,996,067
Anti tumour agents from natural products - new approaches to targeting ultra potent analogues of the duocarmycinsSearcey, Professor MUniversity of East AngliaPharmacy 450,207
Application by the School of Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, for enhanced single-crystal X-ray diffraction facilitiesBochmann, Professor MUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 616,064
Artificial and Augmented Intelligence for Automated Scientific DiscoveryFrey, Professor JGUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 1,014,318
Artificial photosynthesis strategies for synthesis: Combined photoredox and transition metal-catalysed transfer hydrogenation of C-C multiple bondsCambeiro, Dr XCUniversity of GreenwichPharm., Chem. & Environmental Sci., FES 202,477
Atomic and Molecular Endofullerenes: Spins in a boxLevitt, Professor MHUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 1,179,731
Automating the Synthetic Chemistry Landscape in Bristol: Accelerating Impact and ApplicationAggarwal, Professor VKUniversity of BristolChemistry 766,927
Autonomous Discovery of Functional Small MoleculesNelson, Professor ASUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 1,245,808
Bespoke Bimetallics for Chemical CooperativityMulvey, Professor RUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 569,181
Bio-Inspired Fluorescent Carbon Dots as Probes for Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Physiological SamplesGalan, Professor MUniversity of BristolChemistry 905,400
Boronic Acid-Catalysed Dehydrative SynthesisTaylor, Dr JEUniversity of BathChemistry 314,716
Cast iron catalysis: New catalytic protocols for carbon-phosphorus bond synthesisWebster, Dr RUniversity of BathChemistry 1,062,652
Catalysing 3 routes to C-H Borylation using Earth-abundant MetalsIngleson, Professor MJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 510,419
Centre for Biocatalytic Manufacture of New Modalities (CBNM)Turner, Professor NJUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 2,098,678
Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR), Phase IIHii, Professor KK(Imperial College LondonChemistry 231,296
C-H functionalisation of saturated nitrogen heterocycles, building blocks for drug discoveryColdham, Professor IUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 348,643
Chemical recycling of electronic waste for sustainable livelihoods and material consumption in IndiaLove, Professor JBUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 398,820
Chemistry of open-shell correlated materials based on unsaturated hydrocarbonsRosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 763,195
Chemobots: Digital-Chemical-Robotics to Convert Code to Molecules and Complex SystemsCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 5,034,017
Chemoselective cross-coupling via control of anion metathesis at Pd(II)Watson, Dr AJBUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 384,880
Complex made simple: Enantioselective radical cascades mediated by SmI2Kaltsoyannis, Professor NUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 543,719
Construction of 18F-perfluorinated motifs by mechanistic leverage with fluorineTredwell, Dr MCardiff UniversitySchool of Medicine 392,297
Convergent Bidirectional Total Synthesis of Ciguatoxin CTX3CClark, Professor JUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 724,061
Core Equipment Award 2020 - Imperial College LondonJennings, Professor NImperial College LondonResearch Office 1,500,024
Core Equipment to underpin the National Crystallography Service 2020-Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 421,230
Cu-Catalysed Amination of Alkylboronic EstersPartridge, Dr BMUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 312,477
Developing Continuous Electroorganic Catalysis - It's Got PotentialMorrill, Dr L CCardiff UniversityChemistry 395,968
Development of a generally applicable catalytic amidation reactionWhiting, Professor ADurham, University ofChemistry 24,409
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionBures, Dr JUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 285,613
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionSheppard, Professor TDUCLChemistry 336,290
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionRzepa, Professor HSImperial College LondonChemistry 270,130
Dual Unsaturated Transition Metal-Main Group (TM-M') Heterobimetallic Complexes for Cooperative Reactivity and CatalysisWhittlesey, Professor MUniversity of BathChemistry 427,065
Dual Unsaturated Transition Metal-Main Group (TM-M') Heterobimetallic Complexes for Cooperative Reactivity and CatalysisMacgregor, Professor SAHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 349,787
Dynamic Resolution of Boronic Esters: A Powerful Strategy for Asymmetric Atropisomer SynthesisHarrity, Professor JPAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 377,889
Edinburgh Centre for Advanced Multi-Elemental Analysis (AMEA)Mount, Professor AUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 400,000
Enabling industrial deployment of deep eutectic solvents through manufacturing toolsEdler, Professor KUniversity of BathChemistry 387,156
Enabling industrial deployment of deep eutectic solvents through manufacturing toolsTorrente Murciano, Dr LUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 465,240
Enabling industrial deployment of deep eutectic solvents through manufacturing toolsHevia, Professor EUniversity of BernChem, Biochem and Pharmaceutical Sci 154,867
Enantioconvergent Multi-Component Reactions.Lawrence, Professor ALUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 202,196
Enantioselective C-H C-H Coupling of Alcohols with HeteroarenesPhipps, Dr RJUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 355,413
Ensuring the Future of Multi-User "Hands-On" NMR Spectroscopy at BathKnight, Professor JUniversity of BathVice Chancellor's Office 612,500
EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry: Atoms-2-Products an Integrated Approach to Sustainable ChemistryLicence, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 6,235,044
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020 University of BirminghamConstantinou, Professor CCUniversity of BirminghamElectronic, Electrical and Computer Eng 950,000
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020/21Hedges, Dr P AUniversity of CambridgeVice-Chancellor's Office 1,680,207
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Automated Chemical Synthesis Enabled by Digital Molecular TechnologiesGaunt, Professor MUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 6,229,128
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Biology - Innovation for the Life SciencesCes, Professor OImperial College LondonChemistry 6,101,667
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical SynthesisClayden, Professor JUniversity of BristolChemistry 5,326,153
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated CatalysisGreaney, Professor MUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 5,941,510
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for MedicineWaring, Professor MNewcastle UniversitySch of Natural & Environmental Sciences 7,291,056
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction TechnologyHii, Professor KK(Imperial College LondonChemistry 6,134,110
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical TechnologiesDavidson, Professor MGUniversity of BathChemistry 4,703,927
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable ChemistryLicence, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 5,380,327
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthesis for Biology and MedicineDixon, Professor DJUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 4,947,369
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Technology Enhanced Chemical SynthesisClayden, Professor JUniversity of BristolChemistry 6,610,129
EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2020 - University of OxfordGrant, Professor PUniversity of OxfordMathematical, Physical&Life Sciences Div 1,667,855
EPSRC-SFI: Glycoconjugate tools for sensing endoglycosidase activity: a diagnostic sugar probe for heparanaseMiller, Professor GJKeele UniversityFaculty of Natural Sciences 368,582
EQATA: Equitable access to Quality Antibiotic Therapies in AfricaFlorence, Dr GJUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 605,364
Expanding Capability and Capacity in High-Throughput Multinuclear NMR SpectroscopyLinclau, Professor BUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 476,316
Exploiting Chalcogen Bonding and Non-Covalent Interactions in Isochalcogenourea Catalysis: Catalyst Preparation, Mechanistic Studies and ApplicationsSmith, Professor ADUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 736,798
Exploiting the interface between aromaticity and non-aromaticityDonohoe, Professor TUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 390,108
Fluorogenic biosensor immobilisation within surface modified fluoropolymer microdevices for rapid smartphone antibiotic susceptibility testingEdwards, Dr ADUniversity of ReadingPharmacy 493,473
Functional Hydrogen-Bonded Self-Sorting NetworksWilson, Professor AJUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 454,259
Growing Carbon Chains on Organometallic NetworksCrimmin, Dr MRImperial College LondonChemistry 423,568
Homegrown solutions in Viet Nam: bringing C. asiatica compounds forward as candidates to treat liver cancerSerpell, Dr CJUniversity of KentSch of Physical Sciences 611,291
Injectable devices for sustained ocular drug deliveryKearns, Dr VRUniversity of LiverpoolInstitute of Ageing and Chronic Disease 838,666
Iron-Catalysed Oxygenation with O2Xiao, Professor JUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 349,398
Light-Driven Multicomponent C-C Couplings: New Avenues to Bioactive MoleculesSilvi, Dr MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 403,633
Machine Learning and Molecular Modelling: A Synergistic Approach to Rapid Reactivity PredictionGrayson, Dr MUniversity of BathChemistry 304,698
Manufacturing High Performance Wearable De Novo Polypeptide FabricsShaffer, Professor MImperial College LondonChemistry 251,941
Merging Photoredox with 1,2-Boronate Rearrangements: New Opportunities for Rapid Increase in Molecular ComplexityAggarwal, Professor VKUniversity of BristolChemistry 705,116
Metal-organic nanosheets: a programmable two-dimensional platform for multistep catalysisFoster, Dr JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 385,936
Modify-catch-release-repeat: Reversible bioconjugations for controlled release of small molecules from antibodies and their fragmentsFascione, Dr M AUniversity of YorkChemistry 397,840
Modular approach to structurally diverse four-membered (spiro)cycles using highly strained precursorsAggarwal, Professor VKUniversity of BristolChemistry 581,589
Molecular assembly of spintronic circuits with DNAArdavan, Professor AUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,772,989
Multi-inlet comprehensive gas chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometryLangley, Professor GJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 856,023
Nanoparticle based rapid diagnostics for TB diseaseGalan, Professor MUniversity of BristolChemistry 746,198
Nanostar Sieving for Oligonucleotides Manufacture (NanoSieveOligo)Livingston, Professor AQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 486,259
New bioorthogonal Raman tags as tools for preclinical oncology drug developmentBrunton, Professor VUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh Cancer Research Centre 254,320
New Directions in Bioisostere ResearchAnderson, Professor EAUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 572,768
NEW DIRECTIONS IN FLOW ELECTROSYNTHESISWirth, Professor TCardiff UniversityChemistry 468,778
New sulfur-based reactive intermediates for synthesis and catalysisWillis, Professor MUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 370,518
Next generation molecular imaging and therapy with radionuclidesBlower, Professor PKings College LondonImaging & Biomedical Engineering 6,437,106
Next-Generation Sensing For Human In Vivo Pharmacology- Accelerating Drug Development In Inflammatory DiseasesDhaliwal, Professor KUniversity of EdinburghCentre for Inflammation Research 1,463,801
Nitrogen- and Oxygen-Radicals-Based Strategies for the Divergent Assembly of Novel Building Blocks by Strain-ReleaseLeonori, Professor DUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 391,803
Novel Strategies for the Assembly of Carbon-Boron Bonds via the Photoinduced Generation of Boryl-RadicalsLeonori, Professor DUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 375,981
Nucleophilic Alkaline Earth Boryls: From Conception and Theory to ApplicationHill, Professor MSUniversity of BathChemistry 1,277,229
Organocatalytic Mitsunobu Activation for Streamlined Pharmaceutical SynthesisDenton, Professor RMUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 398,593
Oscillating Photostationary States for Molecular Cargo TransportCollins, Dr BUniversity of BristolChemistry 201,845
Photo-Electro: Transforming Chemical Synthesis, Discovery and ManufactureGeorge, Professor MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 6,486,390
Properties and applications of Janus faced fluorocyclohexanesO'Hagan, Professor DUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 482,983
Property-Enhanced PorphyrinsChauvet, Dr A A PUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 379,306
Prosperity Partnership Call 3 Strategic Students-Eli Lilly and Imperial College LondonAdjiman, Professor CSImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 655,000
Reactors and Reproducibility: Advancing Electrochemistry for Organic SynthesisLennox, Dr AJJUniversity of BristolChemistry 372,708
Shining a New Light on Photoredox Catalysis and Small Molecule ActivationScott, Dr DUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 943,705
Site-selective functionalisation of peptides and proteins via free-radical-induced dechalcogenationMitchell, Dr NJUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 428,349
Stereospecific Csp3-Csp2 Cross-Coupling of Saturated Heterocyclic Boronates: A Transformative Disconnection for Drug DiscoveryO'Brien, Professor PUniversity of YorkChemistry 202,415
Sulfoxides as substrate activators: New cross-couplings for making materials and medicinesProcter, Professor DJUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 730,401
Sustainable Chemicals Innovations Enabling Net Carbon Emissions (SCIENCE)Licence, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,896,103
Synthesis and Structure Elucidation of Natural ProductsAggarwal, Professor VKUniversity of BristolChemistry 1,526,094
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research Facility: EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020/21Brown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 250,000
Tiger in a Cage: Detecting Single Photons at low GHz Frequencies without Refrigerators, Vacuum Chambers or MagnetsOxborrow, Dr MImperial College LondonMaterials 202,255
Transforming synthetic drug manufacturing: novel processes, methods and toolsAdjiman, Professor CSImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 4,182,441
Underpinning Mechanistic Studies of NHC-Organocatalysis: A Breslow Intermediate Reactivity ScaleSmith, Professor ADUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 398,308
Underpinning Mechanistic Studies of NHC-Organocatalysis: A Breslow Intermediate Reactivity ScaleO'Donoghue, Professor ACDurham, University ofChemistry 435,967
University of Bristol Core Equipment Award 2020Taylor, Professor PCUniversity of BristolResearch and Enterprise Development 773,320
Water as synthetic reaction medium: realising its green chemistry credentialNguyen, Dr BNUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 871,782

Total Number of Grants: 122
Total Value of Grants: £160,526,765

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).