Welcome to the website for the Collins Group, a synthetic chemistry research group led by Dr Beatrice Collins based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Our research is focused on the design and development of autonomously operating molecular motors. Our approach involves the use of modern synthetic methodologies—transition metal catalysis, photoredox catalysis, enzymatic biocatalysis—to tackle the challenges posed by the development of these out-of-equilibrium functional molecular systems.

To learn more about our research programme and who we are, please explore the website. For more information you can contact Beatrice directly by email.

RECENT NEWS

January 2021 - Welcome Jordan and Carlijn

Carlijn joins us group from the the Feringa Group in the Netherlands and will be working with Michael for the next 3 months on linear molecular-level motion.

Jordan joins us from Strasbourg, as a new post-doc to work in conjuction with our group and Professor Jonathan Clayden on a biocatalytically driven autonomous rotary molecular motor.

 

Welcome to both of our new team members!

December 2020 - New Horizons Award

Beatrice is awarded a New Horizons Award from UKRI for a project entitled "Oscillating Photostationary States for Molecular Cargo Transport". This award will support a postdoctoral research associate to work on autonomous light-fuelled motion at the molecular level. For informal enquiries please contact Beatrice by email.

For further details and how to apply.

November 2020 - Welcome Emma!

Emma Hollis joins the group from the CDT in Technology Enhanced Synthesis for her 6 week mini-project. Emma will be working with Michael on linear molecular-level motion - welcome Emma!

October 2020 - The group moves to the fifth floor

The group has moved to their new home on the fifth floor - well done everyone on a smooth move!

October 2020 - Welcome Natalie!

Natalie Awcock joins the group for her final year project from the MSci with Industrial experience course at the University of Bristol. Natalie will be investigating metal migrations to support the group's work on linear molecular-level motion.

Address

School of Chemistry

Cantock's Close

Bristol BS8 1TS

United Kingdom

Contact

bs.lefanucollins@bristol.ac.uk

+44 (0) 117 331 8260