Apr 22nd 2013: Congratulations to Nilupa as she hands in her corrected PhD thesis, to become Dr Amarasinghe.
Mar 28th 2013: Mat's piece about open access and open science comes out in The Conversation in response to number of Nature articles on the subject.
Jan 30th 2013: Congratulations to Althea on submitting her PhD thesis.
Jan 25th 2013: Mat is interviewed in the Nature Chemistry blog The Sceptical Chymist.
Jan 17th 2013: Mat publishes an opinion piece on open access on the ABC News site, The Drum.
Nov 7th 2012: The group's open source research featured on SciDev.Net in a story on science networks. This follows an earlier story covering the case study (below) analysing The Synaptic Leap's achievements.
Sept 20th 2012: Study published comparing The Synaptic Leap and Indian OSDD Projects.
Sept 20th 2012: Open letter to the new CEO of the Australian Research Council about the value of open data is published in The Conversation with a link to the Google Doc that can be signed. Please feel free to add your name. Stephen Matchett comments on it in The Australian.
Sept 19th 2012: Mat delivers keynote about open source drug discovery at the 1st Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki.
Sept 13th 2012: Interview with Mat on open science published by the Results for Development Institute.
August 31 2012: Congratulations to Mingfeng, Nilupa and Soo for submitting their PhD theses.
May 4th 2012: Mat presents some of the group's research at the University of Sydney Integration in Biology and Medicine Conference.
May 3rd 2012: Althea is awarded a RJW Le Fevre Research Travelling Scholarship from the School of Chemistry to present her research at an overseas conference later this year.
February 24th 2012: We play host to the first Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria meeting. An account of the meeting is here, and the current playlist of talks is here. A Sydney Uni news feature on the meeting is here and here.
February 18th 2012: Mat talks at a session on "Innovating Innovation" at the AAAS meeting in Vancouver.
November 1st 2011: Two Australian Research Council grants awarded. ARC Discovery (DP120104035): Charting Intercellular Space, M. H. Todd, P. J. Rutledge and P. J. Smith ($348K) and ARC Linkage (LP120100552): Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria, M. H. Todd and T. N. C. Wells ($320K).
October 20th 2011: Mat's article entitled "We eat what we are – let's detoxify the word 'chemical'" appears in The Conversation.
September 23rd 2011: Our second open science paper is published, describing how Open Science is a Research Accelerator.
September 21st 2011: Our first open science paper is published, on the Resolution of Praziquantel.
April 8th 2011: Mat talks about the future of web-based chemical collaboration at the Cyberchemistry meeting at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State.
February 21st 2011: Congratulations to Swapnil on his award of a Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship. Drinks are on him...
February 15th 2011: A new industry-sponsored PhD position in medicinal chemistry is available. If you're interested, please contact Mat. Only Australian residents are eligible for this opening.
February 15th 2011: The awesome and long-awaited Treasure Hunt paper comes out in J. Chem. Ed. - this turns a campus map into a play area for a Chemistry-themed treasure hunt.
January 27th 2011: Mat is named as one of the University's top 10 lecturers for 2010 in a nationwide poll.
November 3rd 2010: Congratulations to Ahamed for being selected as one of the three Sydney University Chemical Society Le Fevre Lecturers for 2010.
October 6th 2010: Mat talks about open science and electronic lab notebooks at USyd's eResearch showcase.
September 20th 2010: Ahamed, Thiru and lots of other peoples' paper on how dihydroisoquinoline reacts with nitromethane is published.
September 6th 2010: Ahamed's review on catalytic asymmetric additions of C-nucleophiles to N-heterocycles is published.
August 6th 2010: Mat speaks on Open Science at Ignite Sydney. Mat's talk's currently the most watched from the night.
June 2010: Our lab's open science approach featured in Chemistry in Australia
May 11th 2010: Mat is awarded a Citation for Excellence in Teaching from the Faculty of Science at The University of Sydney.
February 4th 2010: Our open science project is the subject of a feature article in Nature