latest white group news
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  • October 2017 Interview with Professor White. Youtube.
  • October 2017 Congrats to Takeshi and Emilio on solving the amide challenge for remote C—H oxidations! [Picture]
  • JACS.
  • September 2017 Congratulations Dr. Ammann (aka Dr. Steve) ! We are excited to see all the great things you will accomplish at Gilead!. [Picture]
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  • September 2017 Congratulations Dr. Griffin! We are excited to see all the great things you will accomplish at Celgene![Picture]
  • September 2017 Congrats to team iron carbene (Jenny, Chloe, Jacob) for the first paper to report a catalytic iron-catalyzed C—H alkylation proceeding via an iron carbene. [Picture]
  • JACS.
  • August 2017 "White Group Pet" [Video]
  • August 2017Congrats to Jenny Griffin who who will be starting her new job as a PhD level scientist at Celgene after graduating this Fall!! [Picture]
  • August 2017Congrats to Stephen Amman who will be starting his new job as a PhD level scientist at Gilead after graduating this Fall!! [Picture]
  • August 2017Congrats to Emilio Junior who will be starting as his academic position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Campinas in Brazil in 2018!! [Picture]
  • April 2017Fantastic Bristol Synthesis Meeting in UK! [Picture]
  • April 2017Takeshi Nanjo's going away party. We miss you Takeshi! [Picture1][Picture2]
  • April 2017Check out pics from our group paper party in Chicago to see "The Columnist" at American House of Blues Theater. Philip Earl Johnson as Joe Alsop was incredible! [Picture1][Picture2]
  • April 2017 Congrats to Friederike Dannheim for her acceptance to University of Cambridge where she will be joining Tommy in David Spring's group! [Pic]
  • April 2017 Congrats to Pilar Calleja for getting a postdoctoral position with the Synthesis & Homogeneous Catalysis group at BASF!!
  • February 2017 Congrats to Kaibo for winning the Fuson Travel Award this cycle. He will be attending an Gordon Conference this summer.
  • February 2017 Congrats as well to Tommy for winning First Poster Prize at the 2017 CaRLa conference in Heidelberg Germany!
  • January 2017 Glass breaking party and lunch in celebration of Tommy, Stephen, and Wei's great papers from 2016! [Picture1][Picture2]
  • December 2016 Happy Holidays and Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy 2017! [Picture]
  • December 2016 Congrats to Tommy and Don on Nature Chem News & Views story! [Link]
  • December 2016 Fantastic conference at Oxford "Late Stage Functionalization". [Picture]
  • December 2016 Thanks to Dan Yang and all at Hong Kong University for a great visit! [Picture]
  • December 2016 Thanks to Jainwei Sun and all at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for a great visit! [Pic1][Pic2][Pic3]
  • November 2016 Congrats to Kaibo for receiving the poster award at Allerton 2016! [Picture]
  • October 2016 Congrats Stephen on receiving the Fuson Travel Award! [picture for Stephen]
  • October 2016 Stadiums with Paul and Shauna! [picture]
  • October 2016 ENJ visits during the Frontier Symposium. [picture]
  • September 2016 Check out MCW's Mukaiyama Award Speech: "A Note to Young Scientists". [PDF]
  • September 2016 Congrats to Wei Liu on receiving the Eastman Travel Award! Wei will be presenting his work on asymmetric allylic C—H oxidations at the ACS meeting in Spring 2017. [picture for Wei]
  • September 2016 MCW visits the University of Tokyo hosted by the Kanai Lab. [Picture 1] [Picture 2]
  • September 2016 MCW honored with the Mukaiyama Award in Niseko Japan. [Picture 1] [Picture 2] [Picture 3] [Picture 4]
  • August 2016 Congrats to our newly minted NIH postdoctoral fellow Dr. Joe Clark! [Picture]
  • August 2016 Congrats to Tommy and Don on their recent paper in Nature on small molecule iron catalyzed amino acid and peptide oxidation! [Picture] [Link]
  • August 2016 Check out MCW's perspective on base metal catalysis in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. [link to paper] [Link]
  • August 2016 Congrats to Stephen and Wei on their recent paper in Angewandte Chemie on asymmetric allylic oxidations! [Picture] [Link]
  • December 2015 Congrats to Jenn, Kaibo, Joe, and Lou [Picture] on their recent paper in JACS on remote C-H hydroxylations of nitrogen containing compounds. [Link]
  • November 2015 5th Organic Chemistry Day at University Autonoma Madrid. Thanks to Javier Adrio and Tomas Torres for organizing and hosting such a great day of chemistry and wonderful late Spanish dinner! [Picture1] [Picture2]
  • October 2015 Congrats Team Mn (Shauna, Jenny, Jinpeng, Aaron, Shannon) [Picture] on the recent paper in Nature Chemistry. News of the Week C&E News . UIUC News Press. Nat. Chem. Top 10.
  • September 2015 MCW honored to be the Boehinger Ingelheim Lecturer at MIT. With BI's Dr. Carl Busacca and great student host Laurel Heckman! [Picture]
  • September 2015 Great dinner at Oleana in Cambridge MA with great company Dr. Paul Gormisky and Dr. Shauna Paradine! [Picture]
  • September 2015 MCW honored with the Mukaiyama Award: The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan (SSOCJ) has honored MCW with the 2016 Mukaiyama Award. [Announcement]
  • August 2015 Congrats Mark (White Group PhD 2009) on winning the New Investigator Award from the Kaufman Foundation! It's given across all basic sciences and Mark was one of seven recipients. [Link] [click here for throwback White Group Pic from 2006, MC black shirt lower left]
  • July 2015 Congrats to Shauna on her NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship! [Picture]
  • April 2015 Check out photos of MCW with the Shines at the Shine Lecture at Texas Tech. [Picture]
  • April 2015 Congrats to Will Wertjes on receiving the Fulbright! [Team Pd]
  • March 2015 Check out photos of MCW at ACS in Denver at the HC Brown Award and Fresenius Award (Congrats Abby and Gary). [Picture]
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  • March 2015 Congrats Stephen on being selected to attend the BASF Winter Conference in Heidelberg! [Picture]
  • February 2015 Congrats to Shauna Paradine on defending an amazing dissertation! We are excited to see great things from you in the Jacobsen group and beyond! [Picture]
  • January 2015 Congratulations Iulia on your graduation and new job at GSK! [Picture][Picture2]
  • December 2014 Congrats to Jenn on being one of the inaugural recipients of the C.S. Marvel Postdoc Travel Award! Jenn will be attending one of the GRC's this summer. [Picture]
  • December 2014 Check out White group paper party in Chicago at 2ND CITY![Picture]
  • October 2014 Congrats to Tommy for receiving the Fuson Travel Award![Picture]
  • October 2014 Congrats AGAIN to Tommy for having his JACS paper reviewed in Synfacts![Link]
  • October 2014 Check out our 2014 Open House Poster![Poster][Original Picture]
  • August 2014 Congrats to alum Mark Chen on starting his academic position at Lehigh University![link]
  • August 2014 Congrats to alum Sean Reed for receiving and NIH postdoctoral fellowship in the Shultz Labs!
  • July 2014 Congrats to Stephen Ammann and Grant Rice on there recent JACS paper "Terminal Olefins to Chromans, Isochromans, and Pyrans via C—H Oxidation." [link]
  • July 2014 Congrats to Tommy Osberger on his recent JACS paper "N-Boc Amines to Oxazolidinones via Pd(II)/Bis-sulfoxide/Brønsted Acid Co-Catalyzed Allylic C—H Oxidation." [link]
  • June 2014 Congrats to Paul Gormisky for being selected as one of 45 finalists for the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize! Check out SEA's poster [Poster]
  • June 2014 XXV Reunion Bienal Organic Chemistry at the University of Alicante; Alicante, Spain. Fantastic conference with wonderful organizers Miguel Yus and Carmen Najera! [Image1][Image2][Image3][Image4]
  • May 2014 Congratulations to Iulia Strambeanu on her offer to join GSK this Fall!
  • April 2014 Congrats to Jenn, Wei and Andrew on their general allylic alkylation paper in JACS! [link]
  • March 2014 Check out MCW's talk at Dallas ACS on Wednesday! [PDF]
  • March 2014 Check out Jennifer Howell's talk about C-H alkylation at Dallas ACS on Monday! [PDF]
  • March 2014 Congrats to Jennifer Howell for her poster prize at the 7th CaRLa Winter School in Heidelberg, Germany (sponsored by BASF)! [Image]
  • January 2014 Another comment on Paul's recent JACS paper. [Link]
  • November 2013 Paul's paper is listed as Spotlights on recent JACS publications. [Link]
  • November 2013 Congratulating Iulia on her winning the Spring 2014 Fusion Travel Award! [Image]
  • November 2013 Congratulating Iulia on the very nice write-up of her JACS article in Synfacts! [Link]
  • October 2013 Congratulating Paul on his upcoming job as an INVESTIGATOR II AT NOVARITIS in discovery chemistry (neuroscience)!
  • October 2013 More comments on Paul's paper: Chemistry & Industry News "Better than an Enzyme"[link]
  • October 2013 See C&E News of the week about Paul's paper titled "Catalyst Calls the Shots"[link]
  • October 2013 Paul's paper was selected as Editors' Choice in the lastest issue of Science! [link]
  • October 2013 See UIUC News Bureau article about Paul's new paper! [link]
  • September 2013 Check our 2013 Open House poster! [Poster]
  • September 2013 Congrats to Paul on achieving what some called a paradox: catalyst-controlled selectivity reminiscent of an enzyme with the generality and predictability of a small molecule catalyst. [JACS ASAP] [Christina and Paul]
  • August 2013 Congrats to Jinpeng, Wei on receiving the Ullyot Fellowship and Rulin on receiving a Departmental Fellowship.
  • August 2013 Congrats to Iulia on receiving the Pines Travel Award! Iulia will be going back to Lake Forest and presenting her research to the Chemistry Department.
  • July 2013 Congrats to Iulia on her recent JACS article paper "Catalyst-Controlled C−O versus C−N Allylic Functionalization of Terminal Olefins."
  • July 2013 Congrats to Tommy on receiving the Vorhees award for best Original Research Proposal!
  • July 2013 Congrats to Dustin on his first publication as a Postdoc in the journal Cell! [link]
  • May 2013 Congrats to MCW for receiving the Royal Society of Chemistry Merck Award!
  • May 2013 Congrats to Jared and Paul on their recent JACS paper "Oxidative Heck Vinylation for the Synthesis of Complex Dienes and Polyenes."
  • May 2013 Congrats to Marinus on his recent JACS paper "Terminal Olefins to Linear a,B-Unsaturated Ketones: Pd(II)/Hypervalent Iodine Co-catalyzed Wacker Oxidation-Dehydrogenation".
  • April 2013 Congrats to Stephen on receiving the 2013 NSF Graduate Fellowship!
  • April 2013 Congrats to newly minted Assistant Professor Jared Delcamp! We know you are going to do great things! Check out Jared's website: [delcampgroup]
  • April 2012 Congrats Shauna on receiving the 2012 P.E.O Scholar Award!!
  • March 2012 Congrats to Paul and Shauna for getting the Fuson Award! See announcement: [link]
  • Februrary 29 2012 Congratulations to Andrew Young on receiving the Eastman Travel Grant departmental award!
  • January 18 2012 Iron-Catalyzed Intramolecular Allylic C-H Amination" JACS 2012 (134) 2036. Congrats Shauna on the discovery of a reaction for highly selective C-H aminations using an iron catalyst! [see Publications] [photo]
  • August 31 Tomo, good luck with your Ph.D. in the Ishihara group![photo][2]
  • April 28 Check out pics of the 2011 BMS Freedom to Discover symposium. Congrats (again) Erik![photo][2][3]
  • April 25 Congrats to Nic for receiving postdoctoral position with Prof. Fraser Stoddart at Northwestern University.
  • April 7 Congrats to Dustin for receiving postdoctoral position with Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee at University of Pennsylvania.
  • March 2011 Congrats to Sean Reed for winning 1st place in the poster competition at the CaRLa Winter School on Homogeneous Catalysis in Heidelberg, Germany, March 5th, 2011. Pic of Sean in Heidelberg. [photo]
  • January 2011 The group reports on mixed hydroxylase/desaturatase activity using a small molecule Fe catalyst. Congratulations Marinus and Sean![link]
  • July 2010 Congrats to Erik Stang (EMS) for being selected a 2011 BMS Graduate Fellow!! [photo]
  • July 2010 Congrats to Dr. Jared Delcamp! JD successfully defends his dissertation. [photo]
  • Check out the pics in "pictures". Dr. Delcamp will be joining Michael Gratzel's group at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne as a postdoctoral fellow in the Fall.
  • May 2010 Congrats Andrew for being selected to present at the ACS Graduate Research Symposium in Boston July 15-18!
  • February 2010 Congratulations to Mark Chen on the recent Science paper.
  • January 2010 Congratulations to Anthony Mazzotti for being accepted into every grad school he applied to!!!
  • January 2010 Congratulations to Jared Delcamp for receiving a postdoctoral position with Prof. Michael Gratzel at 蒫ole Polytechnique F閐閞ale de Lausanne!!!
  • September 2009 Congratulations on graduating Mark. We will miss you.
  • August 2009 Check out the comments on Eriks new Nature Chemistry paper [link]
  • June 2009 Congratulations on your Sigma-Aldrich Innovation Award Andrew!
  • March 2009 Congratulations to Erik for winning the Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award. [link]
  • March 2009 Congratulations on your Goldwater Scholarship Anthony!
  • March 2009 Congratulations on your NSF Award Claire!
  • March 2009 Congratulations on your NSF Award Paul!
  • March 2009 Congratulations on your NSF Award Shauna!
  • October 2008 The group reports an allylic C-H alkylation reaction using Pd(II)/bis-sulfoxide catalysis. Congratulations Andrew![link]
  • September 2008 Dustin's work on asymmetric allylic oxidation was recently higlighted in SynFacts. Check it out.
  • August 2008 Mark, Sean and Ken give talks at the Philadelphia ACS meeting. Check it out pic1, pic2, pic3
  • August 2008 Jared is chosen as an ACS Organic Graduate Fellow for 2008-2009. Congratulations Jared!
  • July 2008 Iron catalysis is highlighted in C&E News [2008, 86(30), 53]: "Iron's Rising Star" by Steve Ritter[link]
  • July 2008 Mark is chosen as a 2008-2009 BMS graduate fellow. Congratulations Mark! [link]
  • June 2008 MCW receives the Abbott Young Investigator Award.
  • May 2008 MCW participates in the Sanofi Aventis 揤isions in Chemistry?Symposium. [link]
  • May 2008 MCW wins the 2008 AstraZenica Excellence in Chemistry Award.
  • May 2008 Check out pictures from the 2008 Bristol-Myers Squibb 揊reedom to Discover Symposium! [link]
  • May 2008 MCW wins the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
  • April 2008 MCW participates in the Lilly 揅hemistry at the Frontier Symposium?in Madrid, Spain.[link]
  • April 2008 MCW wins the 2008 Boehringer Ingelheim New Investigator Award.
  • March 2008 Mark wins the prestigious Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award for Graduate Research[link]
  • March 2008 MCW wins the 2008 Amgen Young Investigator Award.
  • March 2008 The groups work on intermolecular allylic C桯 amination is highlighted as a 揝cience & Technology Concentrate?in C&E News. Congratulations Sean![link]
  • February 2008 The group reports the first general intermolecular allylic amination reaction in The Journal of the American Chemical Society. This heterobimetallic Pd(II)/Cr(III) system catalyzes the conversion of terminal olefins to linear E-allylic amines in stereochemically and functionally dense molecular settings. [link]
  • February 2008 Christina is invited to participate in the 19th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium at Scripps. [link]
  • January 2008 Christina receives the Bristol Myers Squibb Unrestricted "Freedom to Discover" Grant.[link]
  • January 2008 Christina receives the Pfizer Award for Creativity in Organic Synthesis.
  • December 2007 The group抯 work on aliphatic C桯 oxidation was selected as a one of the top ten breakthroughs in science for 2007 by Science. Congratulations Mark! [link]
  • December 2007 The group抯 work on aliphatic C桯 oxidation and allylic C桯 amination were both selected as a Chemical & Engineering News Highlight for 2007. Congratulations Mark and Ken! [link]
  • December 2007 The group抯 work on aliphatic C桯 oxidation was selected as a Chemistry World 揅utting Edge Chemistry?for 2007. Congratulations Mark! [link]
  • November 2007 The group抯 work on aliphatic C桯 oxidation is highlighted in five separate journals: Nature, Chemical & Engineering News, Chemistry & Industry, Chemistry World, and Technology Review. [link]
  • November 2007 The group reports the first predictably selective aliphatic C桯 oxidation catalyst for complex molecules in Science. The iron(III) catalyst uses hydrogen peroxide to directly convert unactivated C桯 bonds to tertiary alcohols, ketones, and lactones. Congratulations Mark!
  • November 2007 Sigma-Aldrich launches the White Catalyst. [link]
  • November 2007 Chris, Marinus, and Tzlil (揟? are the newest White Group Members!
  • October 2007 Christina receives the Lilly Grantee Award. [link]
  • September 2007 Ken is the first White Group Ph.D. and is off to Bristol-Myers Squibb! Congratulations Ken!
  • July 2007 The group抯 allylic C桯 amination paper was the Most-Accessed Article in The Journal of the American Chemical Society (April-June 2007).
  • July 2007 Jared receives the Sigma-Aldrich Graduate Student Innovation Award. Congratulation Jared! [link]
  • June 2007 The group抯 work on allylic C桯 amination is highlighted as a 揘ews of the Week?article in Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations Ken! [link]
  • June 2007 The group reports the first diastereoselective allylic C桯 amination reaction in The Journal of the American Chemical Society .The synthetic streamlining ability of this method is demonstrated through oxygen-free routes to nitrogen containing complex molecules.
  • April 2007 Christina is invited to participate in the FAST 2007 Catalysis Conference in Cambridge, UK.
  • March 2007 Jared, Ken, and Dustin give short talks at the Chicago ACS meeting.
  • March 2007 Christina is invited to speak at the National Fresnius Award Symposium in honor of Professor Phil Baran.
  • February 2007 Christina is named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.