September 1, 2022: We had a great week in Sitges, Spain for the 36th European Peptide Symposium! Big congrats to Josh for bringing home a poster prize!

May 12, 2022: Congrats to our poster prize winners from the 8th Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis Symposium and the 14th Australian Peptide Conference! Well done Karen, Dhanya and Junming!

February 19, 2022: Junming’s fantastic cover art highlighting our BCB-TAD cycloaddition story is out today on the front cover of Org. Lett.! Thanks for designing and preparing this masterpiece, Junming!

February 2, 2022: Check out Andrew and Izzy’s Perspective article on umpolung peptide and protein modifications – out today in Chemical Science and selected as the Pick of the Week! Congrats, Andrew and Izzy!!

February 2, 2022: Congratulations to Yutong who was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Young Electrochemist Award from Metrohm/RACI Electrochemistry Division!

January 12, 2022: Congrats to Brett, Aidan, and Phil for their work on bicyclobutane-triazolinedione cycloadditions, out today in Org Lett

December 30, 2021: Check out our latest Perspective article on electrochemical peptide and protein modifications online today in JACS! It was a privilege to put this together during lockdown with the Payne group at USyd! Congrats Angus and Rich!

July 22, 2021: Yutong’s latest work detailing an electrochemical approach to designer C-terminal modifications is out today in JACS! Congrats Yutong!

April 21, 2021: Check out Brett’s paper on sulfated xylooligosaccharides, out today in Chem. Eur. J.! Congrats Brett!

July 30, 2020: Congrats to Yutong for getting her work on electrochemical peptide modifications accepted today in Chemical Science! Check it out here!


June 28, 2020: Congrats to Aidan on a great Honours year! Celebrating with some group fun – disc golf!

January 29, 2020: Welcome to our new Honours students, Hayden and Izzy!

December 10, 2019: Congrats to Brett, Meng Yao, and Riley – check out their latest work on bicyclobutanes!

October 14, 2019: Collaborative work with AstraZeneca, out online today in Angew. Chem.!

LSF histidine abstract

March 22, 2019: Farewell to Dr Michael Dlugosch – we’ll miss you! Thanks for all of your hard work in the lab and safe travels back to Germany!

February 28, 2019: Everyone working hard in the lab…new students are off to a fast start!


February 18, 2019: Congratulations, Samuel and Izzy, for giving great 3060 talks today! Welcome to our newest undergraduate ASC student, Lizzy Mee!

February 15, 2019: Group lunch at the Botanic Gardens!

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Malins lab, February 2019

February 11, 2019: Welcome to new PhD student, Chloe Larcombe!

February 4, 2019: Welcome to our newest PhD student, Karen Milewska!

January 29, 2019: First day of Honours! Welcome to our newest students, Connor Ryan and Riley Attard!

December 11, 2018: Congratulations to Michael and Tristan, the first Malins lab Honours graduates!

November 21, 2018: Lara and Yutong rock their stylish Baran lab t-shirts!

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November 6, 2018: Group lunch and celebration during clean-up week

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October 31, 2018: Congrats to Meng Yao for getting her latest paper accepted into Organic Letters!

Total Synthesis of Suillusin

Suillusin graphical abstract

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!

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Malins Lab, July 2018 (Left to Right: Brett Schwartz, Aidan Smyth, Connor Ryan, Tristan Tyler, Lara Malins, Josh Hammond, Michael Clark)

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

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Mar. 3, 2018: Check out the group’s latest publication here, appearing online today in Peptide Science!

Decarboxylative coupling abstract website News

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!