* Mr Marcus Medley

Photo of Marcus Medley Marcus graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in 2005. As part of his five-year degree he spent 14 months (July 2003-September 2004) working for Eli Lilly and Company. Marcus spent his Industrial Placement working as a Medicinal Chemist with the Synthetic Technologies Group; his role found him providing parallel synthesis support to several project teams. This involved the production and submission of a range of compound libraries for biological testing, purity; analysis of results; evaluation and dissemination of information to various groups. He spent some of his time at Eli Lilly implementing a new high throughput purification process and instigating collaborations between Lilly and two external companies; for this he received a Special Recognition award. He returned to Imperial to do a final year research project with Professor Donald Craig on Enantioselective Shapiro reactions.

Marcus then moved to the University of Bristol to take up a PhD with Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn entitled Synthetic Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Bisdehydrotuberostemonine. During his PhD he was one of three people to receive the inaugural Bristol ChemLabS Postgraduate Teaching Prize (2007). Marcus became a Science and Engineering Ambassador (SEA) in 2005 and from there has been involved in numerous outreach activities.

Publication:
A Protecting Group Free Synthesis of (±)-Neostenine via the [5 + 2] Photocycloaddition of Maleimides, Lainchbury, M. D.; Medley, M. I.; Taylor, P. M.; Hirst, P.; Dohle, W.; Booker-Milburn, K. I. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 6497.