Oxford SBM team wins 2nd prize National Retrosynthesis Competition 2015

Minh Tran, Yao Shi and Steve Mansfield (SBM 2014) have won 2nd prize in the National Retrosynthesis Competition 2015, held at the Royal Society of Chemistry HQ, Burlington House, on 27th February. Competing against nine other teams from UK universities and industry, the Oxford SBM team performed exceptionally well against high quality teams of other PhD students and postdocs, all presenting their retro- and forward synthetic routes for Alistonitrine A. For the brevity of their synthesis route, feasibility in forward synthesis, elegance and style of presentation, the team brought home a well-deserved 2nd prize trophy, as well as a Da Vinci 1.0 Desktop 3D Printer (donated by Chemglass). Read the full story here: http://www.oxfordsynthesiscdt.ox.ac.uk/page10/Mar15.html