Mikhail and Dmitry are appointed Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Spirocycles in Medicinal Chemistry in Molecules journal (Q1, IF = 4.412). This activity is in line with the current project on spirocyclic fatty acid mimetics supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
The paper by Alexander, Olga, Dmitry and Grigory ("Unexpected Ring Contraction of Homophthalic Anhydrides Under Diazo Transfer Conditions") has been accepted to Organic Letters. Congratulations to the team and Alexander in particular on such a great achievement. The story came out of a serendipitous discovery which we were diligent to follow through.
Olga, Anton and Ekaterina have their work on Trojan horse-type antibiotic conjugates with synthetic sedorephores published in Molecules. Congratulations and many thanks to Isabelle Schalk (University of Strasbourg) for her help evaluating these compounds as iron shuttlers in bacteria!
The Krasavin Research Group
Professor Mikhail Krasavin
DSc, PhD, MA
Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Chemistry
26 Universitetskii Prospekt
Peterhof 198504 Russia
Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry
The Krasavin group was originally established in the Chemical Diversity Research Institute in Khimki-Moscow. Since 2014, after two years at the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery (Griffith University) in Brisbane, Australia (2011–2013), the group is based in at the Institute of Chemistry (organic chemistry division) of Saint Petersburg State University.
In addition to the core synthetic team based in Saint Petersburg, the group incoporates synthetic chemists stationed in Yaroslavl (The Ushinsky Pedagogical State University) and Moscow (The Lomonosov State University of Fine Chemical Technology).