The Cronin Group

Research in the Cronin Group is motivated by the fascination for complex chemical systems, and the desire to construct complex functional molecular architectures that are not based on biologically derived building blocks.

Lee Cronin to host Zoominar on ‘Inorganic Biology & Artificial Life’ on Tuesday 7th April starting at 15:30 UK BST

How did life start on Earth? Does alien life exist elsewhere in the Universe? And can we make life in the laboratory that is both chemically and causally separate to the last universal common ancestor on Earth?

In this zoominar I will discuss how my team are trying to make Alien detection systems and create life in the laboratory from scratch.

Zoom ID: 7th April 2020 at 15:30‐17:00 GMT; 7th April 2020 at 15:30‐17:00 GMT

Background reading:

  1.‐Surman‐PNASMar19.pdf 7th April 2020 at 15:30‐17:00 GMT 2)‐Replicating_Inorganic_Metal_Oxide_Clusters/9598442 7th April 2020 at 15:30‐17:00 GMT 3) 7th April 2020 at 15:30‐17:00 GMT

Prof. Leroy (Lee) Cronin

Prof Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Regius Chair of Chemistry
Cronin Laboratory
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 6650

Latest Publications


471. Formalising the pathways of life to using assembly spaces


470. Engineering Highly Reduced Molybdenum Polyoxometalates via the Incorporation of d and f Block Metal Ions


469. Effective Storage of Electrons in Water by the Formation of Highly Reduced Polyoxometalate Clusters

468. A Probabilistic Chemical Programmable Computer


467. Digitizing Chemical Synthesis in 3D Printed Reactionware


466. Hydrogen from water electrolysis


465. Investigating the autocatalytically driven formation of Keggin-based polyoxometalate clusters


464. Exploring the sequence space of unknown oligomers and polymers


463. Exploring the Hidden Constraints that Control the Self-Assembly of Nanomolecular Inorganic Clusters


462. Facile and Reproducible Electrochemical Synthesis of the Giant Polyoxomolybdates

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