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
Advanced Research Centre (ARC)
Level 5, Digital Chemistry
University of Glasgow
11 Chapel Lane
Glasgow G11 6EW
Tel: +44 141 330 6650

Latest Publications


476. An artificial intelligence enabled chemical synthesis robot for exploration and optimization of nanomaterials


475. An autonomous portable platform for universal chemical synthesis


474. Robotic synthesis of peptides containing metal-oxide-based amino acids


473. Selection of assembly complexity in a space of tetrapeptides


472. Digitization and validation of a chemical synthesis literature database in the ChemPU


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

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