Véronique Gouverneur Research

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

June 2022

Congratulations to Véronique on receiving the EuChemS Female Organic Chemist of the Year 2021 Award!

May 2022

Congratulations to Véronique and all past and present group members on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

The group's work has been highlighted in the article Making Fluorination Chemistry Safer and Easier on Eureka Blog. 

April 2022

Congratulations to Zijun on completing her PhD!

Welcome Leo!

March 2022

A warm welcome to new group members Thomas and Long!

We wish Jeroen well with his new adventure at Genentech!

Congratulations to Joe on being awarded the first prize for his talk at the 20th RSC Fluorine Interest Group Postgraduate Meeting! 

Congratulations to Claire on receiving the Pharmaron prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research! 

Congratulations to Jeroen, Claudio, Joe, Natan, Alex, Tim, Sandrine and our collaborators for the publication in Nature[18F]Difluorocarbene for Positron Emission Tomography

Congratulations to Véronique and all past and present group members on receiving the Arthur C. Cope award from the American Chemical Society!

Congratulations to Gianluca, Natan, Jeroen and our collaborators for the publication in EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.: Multi-patient dose synthesis of [18F]Flumazenil via a copper-mediated 18 F-fluorination

Congratulations to Joe and all other prize winners who have been selected at the Pfizer Poster Symposium!

Congratulations to Gabriele for the publication in JACSHydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Alkali Metal Fluorides and Beyond

Congratulations to Jimmy, Matt, Alex, Francesco, Gabriele and Paolo for the publication on JACS.: Asymmetric Azidation under Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study

January 2022

Congratulations to Jimmy Wang on completing his PhD!

December 2021

Congratulations to Anna and our collaborators from Sanofi for the publication in Org. Process Res. & Dev.: Scalable Synthesis of (R,R)N,NDibenzyl-2-fluorocyclohexan-1-amine with CsF under Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis

November 2021

Congratulations to Anna, Gabriele and Francesco for the publication in Nature Protocols: Multigram synthesis of N-alkyl bis-ureas for asymmetric hydrogen bonding phase-transfer catalysis

Congratulations to Tim for the publication in Nature Chem. Bio.: Post-translational insertion of boron in proteins to probe and modulate function

September 2021

Congratulations to Gianluca for the publication in EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.: Closing the gap between 19F and 18F chemistry

Congratulations to Zijun, Gianluca, Francesco for the publication in Org. Lett.: Copper-Mediated Radiosynthesis of [18F]Rucaparib

August 2021

Congratulations to Giulia Roagna on completing her PhD!

Congratulations to Sandrine, Claudio, Sebastiano for the publication in Chem. Sci.: Hydrofluoromethylation of alkenes with fluoroiodomethane and beyond

Congratulations to Robert Szpera on completing his PhD!

Congratulations to Tobi Arisa on completing his PhD!

July 2021

Congratulations to Tim Mollner on completing his PhD!

Congratulations to Gabriele for the publication in Nat. Rev. Methods Primers: Contemporary synthetic strategies in organofluorine chemistry.

May 2021

Congratulations to Jeroen, Claudio and Natan for the publication in Chem. Soc Rev.: Late-stage difluoromethylation: concepts, developments and perspective.

March 2021

Congratulations to Sandrine who has been selected as a prize winner at the OC&CB Grad Students Symposium, for her talk 'Silyl Radical-Mediated Late-Stage Hydrofunctionalization of Alkenes ​'.

February 2021

Ask a Research Chemist- From Phosphorus to Pharmaceuticals! Thank you to Post Doc Matthew Horwitz for supporting this Chemistry Outreach event.

January 2021

Congratulations to Sandrine Hell on completing her PhD!

Congratulations to Claudio Meyer on completing his PhD!

December 2020

Congratulations to Gabriele Pupo on being a recipient of the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2021.

Congratulations to Anna Vicini on completing her PhD!

November 2020

Well done to Anna  for presenting her research -highlighting the key results of her PhD project in an online flash-talk, at the Postdoc Workshop Chemical R&D @ Bayer 2020.   

Matthew Horwitz gave a virtual talk about 'Communication in Organic Synthesis.' at Towson University in Maryland (USA). Welldone Matt!

Congratulations to VG group members Francesco Ibba, Gabriele Pupo for the publication in JACS: Impact of Multiple Hydrogen Bonds with Fluoride on Catalysis: Insight from NMR Spectroscopy

October 2020

Our paper 'Silyl Radical-Mediated Activation of Sulfamoyl Chlorides Enables Direct Access to Aliphatic Sulfonamides from Alkenes' has been Highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal

September 2020

Congratulations to VG group members Patrick, Adeline, Tobi & Jeroen for the publication in Nature: Light-driven post-translational installation of reactive protein side chains

Congratulations to Osman Tack on completing his PhD!

August 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen Sap on completing his PhD!

Our recent paper Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants: Enantioselective Synthesis of γ-Fluoroamines' was highlighted in Synfacts.

Congratulations to VG group members Jeroen & Florian for the publication: Radiosynthesis of [18F]ArylSCF2H using aryl boronic acids, S-(chlorofluoromethyl)benzenesulfonothioate and [18F]fluoride

Our recent paper 'Organophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery' was highlighted in OPRD as an item of interest to process R&D chemists and engineers.

July 2020

Well done to Anna  for presenting her research at the Oxford Synthesis Summer Conference: 27-28 July 2020.

Our recent work 'Hydrosulfonylation of Alkenes with Sulfonyl Chlorides under Visible Light Activation' was highlighted in a peer-reviewed article 'Easy Access to Aliphatic Sulfonamides using Sulfamoyl Chlorides Under Visible Light Activation'

UNIQ 2020: Alongside other Oxford chemists VG group member Joseph Ford was involved in the development and delivery of a kitchen chemistry workshop, based on the chemistry of turmeric. Joe helped deliver a session on chirality to the year 12s and provided support to the students in the online forum. It was a unique UNIQ experience this year, with the Department delivering a remote academic programme via Teams. Well done Joe!

Francesco Ibba has been named as one of the 45 finalists of the Reaxys PhD Prize 2020. Congratulations!

Congratulations to VG group members Giulia, David, Francesco, Anna and Gabriele for the publication in JACS: Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants: Enantioselective Synthesis of γ-Fluoroamines

May 2020

Congratulations to VG group members Jeroen Sap & Claudio Meyer for the publication in JACSOrganophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery

April 2020

Congratulations to FLUDD ESRs- Sandrine Hell and Claudio Meyer and VG Group member Jeroen Sap for the publication in Angewandte Chemie: Hydrosulfonylation of Alkenes with Sulfonyl Chlorides under Visible Light Activation

Congratulations to Florian Guibbal for the publication in Molecular Imaging and Biology: [18F]AZD2461, an Insight on Difference in PARP Binding Profiles for DNA Damage Response PET Imaging

March 2020

Jeroen Sap has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Award. Congratulations!

Congratulations to VG group members Florian Guibbal & Jeroen Sap for the publication in Nature Protocols: Manual and automated Cu-mediated radiosynthesis of the PARP inhibitor [18F]olaparib

February 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen Sap for winning the RSC Medicinal Chemistry Poster Prize at the RSC meeting: Applied Late-Stage Functionalisation: Where Chemistry Meets Biology, Manchester (UK).

January 2020

Congratulations to VG group members Osman Tack, Florian Guibbal, Adeline W. J. Poh for the publication in JACS: 18F-Trifluoromethanesulfinate enables Direct C–H 18F-Trifluoromethylation of Native Aromatic Residues in Peptides

 

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Congratulations Véronique! (ACS Arthur C. Cope Award, San Diego, 2022)

Congratulations Joe and all other prize winners! (Pfizer Poster Symposium, University of Oxford)

Congratulations Giulia!

Congratulations Claudio & Sandrine!

Congratulations Anna!

Congratulations Jeroen!

Jeroen Sap (RSC meeting: Applied Late-stage Functionalisation: Where Chemistry meets Biology, University of Manchester)

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Francesco Ibba (Oxford Synthesis Summer Conference, University of Oxford)

Gouverneur Group research published in Science.