Our research lies at the interface of organic chemistry and chemical biology. We aim to develop versatile new synthetic tools for small molecule synthesis, protein bioconjugation, and the design of peptide-based therapeutics. By expanding the toolbox of practical methods and reagents for the direct modification of complex biomolecules, we seek to understand their role in mediating biological processes as well as enhance their therapeutic potential.
November 21, 2018: Lara and Yutong rock their stylish Baran lab t-shirts!
November 6, 2018: Group lunch and celebration during clean-up week
October 31, 2018: Congrats to Meng Yao for getting her latest paper accepted into Organic Letters!
Total Synthesis of Suillusin
October 26, 2018: Celebrating Honours thesis hand-in with frisbee in the courtyard!
October 15, 2018: Welcome to our newest group member, PhD student Yutong Lin!
September 12, 2018: Excited about the arrival of our newest gadget!
September 3, 2018: Just a Monday in the lab…
August 8, 2018: Welcome to Atul Sharma, who is joining us for a Semester 2 research project!
July 20, 2018: Kicking off semester 2 with group lunch at the Botanic Gardens!
July 16, 2018: Welcome new lab members – Brett Schwartz, Joshua Hammond and Connor Ryan!
June 25, 2018: Welcome to Aidan Smyth, who is joining us for the winter term!
June 25, 2018: A big thanks to Tian, Justine, and the rest of the Baran lab, as well as Sigma-Aldrich, for the generous gift of CITU!
May 21, 2018: Check out Lara’s News & Views article published today in Nature Chemistry! This article highlights some great work on selective tyrosine O-glycosylation carried out by the Schepartz lab and the Miller lab at Yale University!
April 18, 2018: Our latest article in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology is out! This review on peptide modifications is part of a themed issue on Synthetic biomolecules:
Peptide Modification and Cyclization via Transition-Metal Catalysis
Mar. 3, 2018: Check out the group’s latest publication here, appearing online today in Peptide Science!
Feb. 19, 2018: Welcome to new CHEM 3060 student Michaela O’Meara!
Jan. 29, 2018: First day of Honours! Welcome to Tristan and Michael…already hard at work in the office!
Dec. 1, 2017: Wrapping up week 1 in the Malins lab!
…hard at work making peptides!
Nov. 27, 2017: Greetings to our newest lab members!
Maggie Tong – Summer Research Scholar (SRS) from the University of Sydney
Michael Clark – CHEM 3060 student @ ANU who will continue as an Honours student in semester 1, 2018
Edan Habel – CHEM 3060 student @ ANU
Nov. 22, 2017: Welcome to the Malins Lab! We are officially up and running @ the RSC!