Njardarson Group
6/26/2014

Today Chemistry By Design celebrates its 3rd birthday.  Thanks to all that have contributed and help make CByD a huge success.  Our database of syntheses has grown from 200 initial total syntheses to 1230+ as of today.  Close to 700,00 visits have been logged and our Apple and Android apps have been downloaded almost 200,000 times.  Looking forward to a 4th year of excellent growth.

4/15/2014

Congratulations Eddie on being one of this years Sanofi/Giga Summer Research Assistanship Awardee.  Keep up the great work.

4/10/2014

Our Disease focused drug poster project was featured on the front page of UANews today.  Congrats to the Njardarson group poster team.

4/8/2014

Matt, who is currently a post-doc with Professor Hergenrother (UIUC), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at The University of Maine.  Congratulations Matt, fantastic.  Best of luck in your new position.

4/8/2014

Congrats Brandon on passing your comprehensive 2nd year exam this morning.

4/4/2014

Congrats Pradipta on passing your comprehensive 2nd year exam yesterday. 

4/2/2014

Congratulations Diana on your NSF predoctoral fellowship.  Wonderful and well deserved accomplishment.

3/13/2014

Congratulations Dr. Boying Guo on being the first Jon's group UofA student to complete their PhD.  Best of luck in your post-doc with Professor Amos Smith, III.

3/13/2014

Congratulations for having been nominated by our department as one of this years Galileo Circle Scholarship nominee.

3/6/2014

We now have more than 1150 total syntheses in Chemistry By Design (CByD), spanning the years 1937-2014.  Thank you to all who have contributed to the site, keep them coming.  Our website and App's have been visited more than 600,000 times since we launched CByD.

12/30/2013

Two new graduate students have joined our group.  Welcome to the team David and Diana.

12/11/2013

Congrats on landing an excellent medicinal chemistry position back home in the PRC.  Well deserved.   Your recent vinigrol full paper has been designated as an HOT ARTICLE by the OBC, congrats as well.

11/7/2013

We have analyzed in great detail the SULFUR and FLUORINE content of the 2000 small molecules approved by the FDA (displayed in our new Disease Focused Plosters).  This work was recently accepted and published J. Med. Chem. 2014, ASAP.  Our paper was the 2nd most viewed paper in the month of October and 3rd most viewed in November and December.

8/6/2013

We now have more than 1000 total syntheses available for browsing in Chemistry By Design.  Thank you to all who have contributed and helped making the site a success and to the 450,000+ visitors in last two years.  Keep on sending us syntheses to upload.  Make Chemistry By Design part of your graduate/undergraduate classes and incorporate it as a  group meeting item

7/25/2013

This week QIngliang Yang successfully defended his thesis.  Congrats to Dr. Qingliang Yang on being the 6th Njardarson group member to earn his doctorate.

7/1/2013

We have launched on our website first of its kind Fluorinated Pharmaceutical Poster and a Sulfur Containing Pharmaceutical Poster.  These are the first of a new series focused chemical structure.

7/1/2013

Congratulations Qingliang on completing your thesis project:  The total synthesis of vinigrol.  A communication detailing these excellent efforts has now been published in Angewandte Chemie International EditionOur vinigrol paper was the 6th most viewed ACIEE paper in July 2013.  Featured in SynForm.  Vinigrol is the most complex natural product ever synthesized at The Unviersity of Arizona or Cornell University (groups first home base).

6/25/2013

Dan has received and accepted and offer from Abbvie.  Wonderful, well deserved Dan.

5/3/2013

We just uploaded the remaning seven Disease Focused Posters.  Everyone can now access the following twelve disease focused drug posters, which we will update each year:  1) Anti-Infective, 2) Cardiovascular, 3) Nervous System, 4) Sensory Organ, 5) Dermatological Drugs, 6) Oncological , 7) Respiratory System, 8) Muskulo-Skeletal, 9) Endocrine System, 10) Blood and Blood Forming Organ, 11) Genito-Urinary and Sex Hormone and 12) Alimentary Tract and Metabolism drug posters.  Spread the word.

4/11/2013

Contratulations to Edon (Eddie) Vitaku for being selected as one of this years David O'Briens Fellowship finalists.  Eddie will present his work to the department on April 26th.

4/3/2013

Since 2010, we have been working on creating a new class of posters that build upon the design philosophy of our Top200 drug posters but that aim to capture and present a larger number of pharmaceuticals. We decided to draw the structures of “ALL” the small molecule drugs approved by the US FDA and to present them in new educational poster formats.  Each poster would contain the structures, arranged in a chronological order, of all the small molecules approved for each disease category. The first three are now available (Anti-Infective, Cardiovascular, Nervous System, Sensory Organ and Dermatological Drugs).  I hope you enjoy using them as much as we have enjoyed creating them.  Happy downloads :-).

3/6/2013

Nick, who is currently a post-doc with Professor Ron Raines (UW-Madison), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at The University of Wisconsin La-Crosse.  Congratulations Nick, fantastic.  Best of luck in your new position.

2/21/2013

We have responded to users comments and are pleased to announce that an updated FREE version of Chemistry By Design is now available for download for Apple and Android systems from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  We have added a more user friendy scroll function for browsing and selecting sequences instead of the moveable bar we had in version 1.0.  Again, thanks for all your comments and support of Chemistry By Design (320,000+ visits as of today). 

11/27/2012

Since its July 2010 launch, Chemistry By Design (CByD) has been visited 300,000+ times and now contains more than 800+ total syntheses.  Thanks to all of you who have supported CByD.  Keep on sending us syntheses to upload.

11/1/2012

We finally completed creating and uploading the Top 200 drug posters.  The posters showcase the top 200 selling and prescribed drugs sold in the US in 2011 (Note:  sales figures only shown for the top 20).  Simply click on the "Top-selling Pharmaceuticals Poster" link on our website where you will find PDF files you can download and Print.  Enjoy :-).

10/1/2012

Daniel J. Mack has graduated and is now heading to Evanston to join the group of Regan Thomson at Northwestern University.  Great job Dan and good luck on your Chicago synthesis adentures

6/26/2012

Today  is the one year anniversary of Chemistry By Design during which time it has received 170,000 visits and the app versions been downloaded tens and thousands of times.  As of today, CByD features 460+ total syntheses that visitors can enjoy browsing.  Thanks to all who have submitted synthetic sequences, keep them coming and help CByD grow.

4/23/2012

We are pleased to report that with the help of dedicated students, professors and synthetic organic chemistry afficianados from around the world, Chemistry By Design has in the 10 months since it was launched grown to include more than 400 complete total syntheses for everyone to enjoy.  In the same time period, Chemistry By Design was visited more than 150,000 times.  Thank you for your support.  Keep sending us syntheses to add.

4/23/2012

In the first 4 months of 2012, the Njardarson group has published five papers in Organic Letters, Angewandte Chemie (2), Journal of Chemical Education and Future Medicinal Chemistry.  Look out for more exciting papers being published in the coming months.

12/29/2011

Chemistry By Design has been visited more than 80,000 times since it's launch on late June 2011.  Thanks to all who have submitted total synthesis sequences to the site, keep them coming.  We encourage organic chemistry Professors to use it as a supplement for their graduate courses and group meetings.  For a recent news feature oon CbyD see the University of Arizona home page.

8/1/2011

We have created and posted on our website two versions of our Top200 Drug Posters.  The classic formate arranges the drugs according to sales figures (US only) and the new one according to number of prescriptions.

6/25/2011

Njardarson Group's new educational website, Chemistry By Design(TM), is now officially launched (http://chemistrybydesign.oia.arizona.edu/).  Free APP versions are now available in the Apple and Android stores.  ENJOY!

5/1/2011

The Njardarson group just relocated into their new digs in the Carl S. Marvel Chemistry building!

2/16/2011

We welcome first year graduate students Isaac and Edon as the two newest members of the Njardarson team.

10/21/2010

Our new website was launched on October 22.

9/1/2010

Welcome to our two newest group members: undergraduates Gabriela and Ivy.

8/30/2010

Fang Li joins our lab as a post doctoral fellow.

8/15/2010

We have completed unpacking hundreds of boxes and set up in our temporary space until our new lab space is built. First experiments were run in our new lab at the end of August.

8/1/2010

Everyone has arrived in Arizona. It is hot hot hot, but it sure feels good.

8/1/2010

We recruit our forst University of Arizona graduate student. Welcome Boying Guo.

7/15/2010

Everything in the lab packed and loaded on trucks. Great job Dan, Qingliang and Cristian.

7/1/2010

Mauricio moves back to Mexico to take a position as a new faculty at Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila. Congrats Mauricio.

6/1/2010

Matt defends his thesis. He is now a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Paul Hergenrother at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

5/15/2010

Gregg graduates from Cornell and moves to UC Irvine to work for Professor Chris Vanderwal.

5/1/2010

Nick defends his thesis. He is now a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Ron Raines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.