TCD Lecturer Awarded European 7th Framework Research Grant

Posted on: 16 December 2007

Dr Stephen Connon, lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a Starting Independent Investigator grant as part of the programme for research. There were over 9000 applications from across the Sciences competition for around 300 awards.

Dr Connon’s research group are attempting to exploit catalytic strategies employed by highly efficient biological catalysts (enzymes) towards the design of synthetic systems for a wide range of chemical reactions for which no active and selective catalysts are currently available.