Prof. Tom Brown has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of a new Royal Society of Chemistry book series on chemical biology. The RSC Chemical Biology Book Series is intended to provide a series of high level research books on cutting-edge research at the interface of chemistry and biology. http://blogs.rsc.org/books/2014/06/03/entrepreneur-of-the-year-tom-brown-chemical-biology-books/
In a paper published in ChemComm, we show that a bulky triazole linkage formed by a click reaction between 3’-azide and 5’-cyclooctyne oligonucleotides is read through by reverse transcriptase, with potential applications in RNA isolation, amplification and sequencing.
Prof. Tom Brown has been voted Chemistry World’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014. http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/05/entrepreneur-2014-tom-brown