Laurie Points

Phone:   0141 330 7039
I was drawn to the group due to its high quality and varied research interests across several areas of chemistry. My research is focused on generating microscale molecular architectures, such as tubes, from POM clusters and cations. In my spare time I am a keen squash player, as well as regularly playing football and exploring the Scottish mountains. I also have a keen interest in sustainability issues, teaching and outreach. Prior to starting my PhD I did my undergraduate degree at The University of York, with a placement year working for Infineum International Ltd.

Group Publications

5. Development of a minimal photosystem for hydrogen production in inorganic chemical cells, K. Nakanishi, G. J. T. Cooper, L. J. Points, L. G. Bloor, M. Ohba, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 13066-13070
4. Artificial intelligence exploration of unstable protocells leads to predictable properties and discovery of collective behavior, L. J. Points, J. W. Taylor, J. Grizou, K. Donkers, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2018, 115, 885-890
3. Autonomous model protocell division driven by molecular replication, J. W. Taylor, S. A. Eghtesadi, L. J. Points, T. Liu, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 237
2. Robotic chemistry sets for the classroom, L. J. Points, J. Grizou, L. Cronin, E. I. C., 2016, 53, 22-25
1. An all-inorganic polyoxometalate-polyoxocation chemical garden, L. J. Points, G. J. T. Cooper, A. Dolbecq, P. Mialane, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1911-1914