Post Doctoral Researchers
Dr David Ascough Scientific Developer, Emerald Cloud Lab, San Francisco (USA)
Dr R. Bejot (SIEMENS) VP of CMC & Supply Chain, Blue Earth Diagnostics (USA)
Dr C. Bobbio Principle Chemist, Syngenta (Switzerland)
Dr Laurent Bonnac (BBSRC) Research Assistant Professor at Center for Drug Design University
Dr Alexander Durr Computational Chemist, Celeris Therapeutics (Austria)
Dr Begonia Checa Castone (MCF) Asset manager, Barcelona (Spain)
Dr Kee Choon Wee (A*STAR) Research Scientist, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Dr Juliana Manso De Oliveira Silva Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Campinas (Brazil)
Dr T. Martinez Del Campo (MCF) Associate Professor Chemistry Department of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Dr Emmanuelle Dubost (MCF) Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Normandie Univ, UNICAEN (France)
Dr Enrico Emer (MCF) Process Chemistry Scientist II, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Oxford (UK)
Dr Shilu Fan (MCF) Key Laboratory of Organofluorine Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (China)
Dr Zhanghua Gao (OCIC) Professor, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang Uni (China)
Dr David Grassi Department of Chemistry, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Dr Alexandru Grozavu
Dr Stefan Gruber (UCB) Senior Scientist, ETH (Switzerland)
Dr Florian Guibbal (MRC) PET R&D Radiochemist, Invicro, London (UK)
Dr N. Hodnett Scientific Leader, GlaxoSmithKline (USA)
Dr Matthew Horwitz (MCF) Scientist, Discovery Process Research (DPR) at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Belgium)
Dr Charlotte G. Jorgensen Dept of Medicinal Chemistry, Uni of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Dr S. Lee Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (UK)
Dr H. Liu Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA) Saclay (France)
Dr Erika Luethi Chemist R&D, Société Suisse des Explosifs, Bern (Switzerland)
Dr Satoshi Mizuta (MCF) Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
Dr M. Carmen Pacheco (MCF) Departamento de Química Orgánica, University of Alicante (Spain)
Dr Sean Preshlock (EPSRC) PET radiochemist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
Dr R. Razet
Dr Sandrine Ropp Life Sciences Investment & Licensing Manager, SATT Conectus Alsace (France)
Dr Paolo Ricci (Lilly LRAP) Senior Synthetic Scientist, Sygnature Discovery (UK)
Dr Marcin Sawicki (MCF) Project Manager, Amadeus IT Group, London (UK)
Dr Michael Schedler Laboratory Manager, Covestro (Germany)
Dr M. Schuler (MCF) Maitre de conference at Institute of technology, Orléans (France)
Dr Barbara Stoessel Senior Process Chemist, Lonza, Visp (Switzerland)
Dr Natan Straathof (UCB) Postdoctoral Scientist, DTU University (Denmark)
Dr Kenny Tenza Executive Manager- Business Development & Commercialisation, Sasol Group Technology (UK)
Dr Arnaud Tessier (MCF) CNRS Researcher, CEISAM, University of Nantes (France)
Dr S. Thibaudeau (MCF) Professor of Chemistry University of Poitiers (France)
Dr Matthew Tredwell Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, Research Radiochemist - Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre, Cardiff Uni (UK)
Dr O. Lozano Ventura (MRF) Associate Professor, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Dr Stephan Verhoog (CRUK/EPSRC) Associate Principal Scientist, Imaging at Merck, Pennsylvania (USA)
Dr J. Veliks Principal Researcher, Latvian Instit of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
Dr A-L. Villard Laboratories Idenix Sarl, Montpellier (France)
Dr Justyna Walkowiack (MCF) Assistant Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland)
Dr Yanlang Wang (MCF) Professor, Liaocheng University (China)
Dr Rodrigue Leuma Yona (MCF) Research Fellow McMaster University (Canada)
Jimmy Wang, 2022. Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Sodium Azide and Potassium Cyanide. Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Sandwich, UK
Giulia Roagna, 2021. Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants. Scientist, Janssen Research & Development, Beerse, Belgium
Robert Szpera, 2021. New Methods for F-18 Radiolabelling. Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Sandwich, UK
Oluwatobi Arisa, 2021. Utilisation of Enzymes as Powerful Tools Towards Fluorinated Biomolecules. Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA
Tim Mollner, 2021. Diboron-Enabled High-Precision Protein Engineering. PostDoc (Early Talent Program), Novartis, Basel, Switzerland
Claudio Meyer, 2021. Development of Late-Stage Difluoromethylation Strategies. Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. MacMillan, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA.
Sandrine Hell, 2021. Silyl Radical-Mediated Late-Stage Hydrofunctionalisation of Alkenes. Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Knowles, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA.
Anna Chiara Vicini, 2020. Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Metal Alkali Fluorides: Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Fluoroamines, from Reaction Development to Scale-up. Senior Scientist, Pfizer Ltd, Sandwich, UK.
Osman Tack, 2020. Novel Radiochemistry for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging.
Francesco Ibba, 2020. Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis: A New Approach to Asymmetric Fluorination. Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Jeroen Sap, 2020. New Late-Stage Strategies Towards Difluoromethylarenes. Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
David Ascough, 2019. Novel Fluorination Methodology Through Computational Insight – Tuning Fluoride Through Hydrogen Bonding. Scientific Developer, Emerald Cloud Lab, San Francisco, USA.
Gregor Cremosnik, 2018. Radiofluorination of Squalenoylated Drug Analogues. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Max Plank Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany.
Thomas Wilson, 2018. Late Stage 18F-Fluorination and 123I-Iodination for PET and SPECT Imaging. Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.
Stephen Hyde, 2018. Novel Strategies for Synthesising and Labelling the Heteroatom-trifluoroethyl Motif. Senior Scientist, Pharmaron, Hoddesdon, UK.
Greg McSweeney, 2018. Radiolabelling of Aryl Boronic Esters with 18F and 123I: Method Development and Application.
Lukas Pfeifer, 2017. New Methods and Reagents for Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation. Postdoctoral position, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.
Nicholas Taylor, 2017. Copper-Mediated Nucleophilic 18F-Radioloabelling of (Hetero)arenes for Applications in Positron Emission Tomography. Postdoctoral Research Chemist, Syngenta, Jealott's Hill, UK.
Stefan Verhoog, 2016. Late-Stage Trifluoromethylation. Associate Principle Scientist- Imaging, Merck, West Point, Pennsylvania.
Tanatorn Khotavivattana, 2016. 18F-Labelling of New Chemotypes for Drug Discovery. Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Samuel Calderwood, 2016. Novel Methods for 18F-Radiolabelling. Consultant- Life Sciences, Simon-Kucher & Partners, London, UK.
Miriam O'Duill, 2015. Late-Stage Fluorination and Perfluoroalkylation. Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Faye Buckingham, 2015. Organomediated Approaches to 18F-Radiochemistry for PET. Trial Manager, Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit, Newcastle, UK.
Jamie Wolstenhulme, 2013. Recent Developments in Fluorocyclization Methodology. Senior Scientist, Sterling Pharma Solutions, Cramlington, UK.
Elena Benedetto, 2013. Synthesis and Reactivity of Allylic Fluorides under Transition Metal Catalysis. Clinical Project Manager, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility, Oxford, UK.
George Blessley, 2013. Enantioselective Synthesis and Reactivity of Benzylic Fluorides. Associate Director, Mace, London, UK.
Keary M Engle, 2013. I. Ligand-Accelerated Catalysis in Palladium(II)-Mediated Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Functionalisation, II. Hydrogen Bonding Effects on the Reactivity of Fluoride Anion. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research, California, USA.
Oscar Galicia Lopez, 2013. Synthesis and Trifluoromethylation of Allylsilanes. Scientist, Enhanced Oil Recovery Area, Pemex, Campeche Area, Mexico.
Ida Stenhagen, 2013. New Methods for the Construction of C-18F Bonds. Senior Scientist, NIOM Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, Sognsveien, Norway.
Charlotte Hollingworth, 2013. Palladium Mediated Allylic Fluorination. Executive Editor at Springer Nature, London, UK.
John Ilupeju, 2012. Synthesis and Use of New Chiral DABCO Derivatives for Asymmetric Fluorination. Lab Manager, Manchester Organics, Runcorn, UK.
Lorraine Combettes, 2012. Synthesis and Conformational Analysis of Fluorinated Pyrrolidines. Process Development Chemist, Givaudan, Geneva, Switzerland.
Guy Giuffredi, 2011. De Novo Synthesis of Fluorinated Carbohydrates and their Application as Probes for Fluorine Hydrogen Bonding. Consultant, Leiter Investments Zentrum für Innovation und Digitalisierung, Bernapark AG, Stettlen, Switzerland.
Lei Li, 2011. Novel Radiochemistry for 18F Labelled Aromatics. Quality Manager, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Rebekka Hueting, 2011. Radiolabelled Copper Complexes For Cancer Imaging. Radiochemistry Core Leader/PROx Unit Head, PET Radiopharmacy Oxford, Oxford, UK. Currently Head of Quality Control - Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre (PETIC) at Cardiff University.
Matthew Hopkinson, 2011. Transition Metal Catalysis in the Presence of Fluorinating Reagents. Junior Professor, University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
James Harvey, 2010. A Catalytic Asymmetric Approach to P- and Si- Stereogenicity. Senior Scientist, Biogen, Cambridge, USA.
Laurence Carroll, 2010. Synthesis of 18F and 64Cu PET Tracers for the Detection of Hypoxic Tumours. Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Yee-Hwee Lim, 2010. I. Total Synthesis of Bisanthraquinones through Cascade Reactions & II. 18F- Radiochemistry to Advance Cancer Imaging. Team Leader / Scientist III (Organic Chemistry), Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore.
Sophie Boldon, 2010. Fluorous Synthesis of Fluorinated Compounds. Head of Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy , University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Amaruka Hazari, 2010. Pd-Catalysed Allyic C-F Bond Formation and Activation.
Susan Wilkinson, 2009. Synthesis Studies Towards Asymmetric Fluoroetherification. Scientific Advisor, Physicians World Europe, Mannheim, Germany.
Colin Lam, 2009. Synthetic and Computational Investigations into the "Cycloaddition-Fluorination" Strategy for the Synthesis of Monofluorinated Carbo- and Heterocycles. Associate Principle Scientist, Merck, New Jersey, USA.
Jose Blasco Matta, 2009. Silylated Dienes as Versatile Precursors of Trifluoromethylated Carbocycles. Medicinal Chemist, Eli Lilly, USA.
Harriet Teare, 2009. Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Electophilic Fluorinating Reagents for Radiolabelling. Researcher in Healthcare and Policy, and Deputy Director, HeLEX, Oxford, UK.
Sophie Purser, 2008. Novel Synthetic Approaches Towards Fluorinated Carbohydrate Analogues. Commercial Manager, MIRICO, Harwell, UK.
Franck Silva, 2007. Synthesis and Reactivity of Enantioenriched beta-Hydroxyenones and -ynones. Project Leader, ADC Therapeutics, London, UK.
Matthew Tredwell, 2007. Electrophilic Fluorodesilylation of Chiral Allylsilanes. Research Radiochemist, Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre, Wales, UK.
Maud Reiter, 2006. Pd(II)- Mediated Cyclizations to Access Dihydro- and Tetrahydropyranones. Director of New Ingredients Discovery, Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland.
Katherine Dunne, 2006. Synthesis of P-Stereogenic Compounds by Olefin Metathesis. Project Manager, MRC, UK.
Fabrice Bisaro, 2006. Synthesis of Acyclic P-Stereogenic Protected Phosphines by Metathesis. Postdoctoral Researcher, ENSICAEN, Caen, France.
Catherine Slinn, 2005. A Ring Closing Metathesis Strategy Towards P-Stereogenic Phosphines.
Charles Baker-Glenn, 2004. Aldolase Antibodies in the Synthesis of Oxygen Containing Heterocycles. Group Leader, Charles River Laboratories, USA.
Marc Schuman, 2003. Synthetic Studies Towards Phosphorus-Based Transition State Analogues. Civil Servent, Luxemburg.
Benjamin Greedy, 2003. The Application of Electrophilic Fluorodesilylation to the Preparation of Fluoro-organic Compounds. Assistant Technician, Capita, London, UK.
Virginie Maggiotti, 2002. Direct Biocatalytic Asymmetric Aldol Reactions. Chemistry Instructor, Gaston College, North Carolina, USA.
L. Hetherington, MChem Awarded in 1999 (St Hilda’s College). Title: Application of Catalytic Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis to the Synthesis of Phosphorus Heterocycles
B. Greedy, MChem Awarded in 1999. Title: Electrophilic Fluorination of Organosilanes
P. A. C. Eagle, MChem Awarded in 2000 (St Peter’s College). Title: A Review on the Selective Fluorination of Carbonyl Compounds using N-F Electrophilic Fluorinating Reagents
D. Grice, MChem Awarded in 2001 (St Edmund College). Title: Synthetic Studies towards the Biocatalytic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Allylic Acetates
J. Wong, MChem Awarded in 2001 (St Peter’s College). Title: A Biocatalytic Enantioselective Route to Sulfur containing Aldol Products; Attribution of Absolute Configurations
R. B. Jones, MChem Awarded in 2002 (Magdalen College). Title: Catalytic Antibodies as Catalysts for the formation of Diels-Alder Products
G. Mitchell, MChem Awarded in 2002 (Keble College). Title: Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Aldol Reactions with Halogenated, Unsymmetrical Ketones
T. Pinchin, MChem Awarded in 2003 (St Edmund Hall). Title: The Antibody Route to Fluorinated Aldol Products
Y. J. Tan, MChem Awarded in 2003 (St Edmund Hall). Title: Reactivity of Methyl ß, ƴ-Unsaturated Ketones in the Presence of Aldose Antibodies
M. Tredwell, MChem Awarded in 2003 (St Catherine’s College). Title: The Antibody Route to Enantioenriched ß-hydroxy carboxylic acids
J. Drapkin, MChem Awarded in 2003 (Brasenose College). Title: Synthetic Studies Towards Synthesis of Fluorinated Analogues of HIV Protease Inhibitor Indinavir
M. A. Gingell, MChem Awarded in 2004 (Worcester College). Title: A Synthetic Study Towards the Preparation of Various Fluoroalkenes.
R. Fuller, MChem Awarded in 2004 (Somerville College). Title: Novel Synthetic Routes Towards Internal Allylic Fluorides
H. L. Turner, MChem Awarded in 2004 (Wadham College). Title: Pd(II) Mediated Cyclisations for the Preparation of Dihydropyran-4-ones and Tetrahydropyran-4-ones
H Teare, MChem Awarded in 2005 (Pembroke College). Title: Electrophilic Fluorodesilylation of Chiral Allylsilanes
S. Wilkinson, MChem Awarded in 2005 (Somerville College). Title: Synthetic Studies Towards the Formation of Fluorinated Heterocycles
R. Mills-Webb, MChem Awarded in 2005 (University College). Title: Palladium-Mediated Cyclisations
C. Y-H. Lam, MChem Awarded in 2005 (Wadham College). Title: Silylated dienes as precursors to fluorinated carbocycles
K. Kwok, MChem Awarded in 2006 (Wadham College). Title: Crotylsilane reagents in the synthesis of fluorinated
L. Carroll, MChem Awarded in 2006 (New College). Title: The Synthesis of Propargylic Fluorides
C. Wilson, MChem Awarded in 2006 (Wadham College). Title: Synthetic Studies Towards Fluorinated Carbo- and Heterocycles
R. M. French, MChem Awarded in 2006 (St Hilda’s College). Title: Synthesis and Reactivity of Enantiopure Allylic Fluorides
S. McCullough, MChem Awarded in 2007 (New College). Title: Synthetic Studies towards Enantioenriched Propargylic Fluorides
R. Patel, MChem Awarded in 2007 (The Queen’s College). Title: Studies into the Synthesis of Fluorinated Pyrrolidines
K. Franklin, MChem Awarded in 2007 (Somerville College). Title: Synthetic Studies Towards (-)-Goniothalesdiol
M. Hopkinson, MChem Awarded in 2007 (Pembroke College). Title: The Electophilic Fluorination of Hetero Diels-Alder Adducts
A. Salisbury, MChem Awarded in 2008 (Balliol College). Title: Gold Catalysis in the presence of Electrophilic Fluorinating Reagents
J. Ng, MChem Awarded in 2008 (New College). Title: Gold Catalysis to access Fluorinated Heterocycles
T. Fowler, MChem Awarded in 2008 (St Annes College). Title: Fluorous Chemistry for the Synthesis of 18F-Radiolabelled Compounds
E. Nettleship, MChem Awarded in 2009 (Oriel College). Title: Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Silanes via Asymmetric Ring Closing Metathesis
J. Wolstenhulme, MChem Awarded in 2009 (Balliol College). Title: Development of 18F Radiolabelling Strategies for the Molecular Imaging of Cancer
N. E. Wurz, MChem Awarded in 2009 (Merton College). Title: Studies towards new Chiral N-F Reagents
L. Jennings, MChem Awarded in 2010 (Pembroke College). Title: Fluorinated Carbohydrates for the Investigation of Fluorine-Hydrogen Bonding
C. Poree, MChem Awarded in 2010 (Balliol College). Title: Studies Towards a Catalytic Approach to Alkenyl Fluorides
J. Ross, MChem Awarded in 2010 (Pembroke College). Title: Gold Catalyzed Oxidative Cross Coupling Reactions
F. Buckingham, MChem Awarded in 2011 (Oriel College). Title: Organocatalytic Asymmetric Fluorination
M. L. Ó Dúill, MChem Awarded in 2011 (Merton College). Title: Transition Metal Catalysed Allylic Fluorination
P. Holden, MChem Awarded in 2011 (Oriel College). Title: Studies Towards Palladium-Catalysed Benzylic Fluorination
W. K. L. Wong, MChem Awarded in 2011 (Merton College). Title: New Approach to 6-Fluoro-L-DOPA from Fluoride
W. Kaluza, MChem Awarded in 2012 (St Catherine’s College). Title: Metal-Free Oxidative Fluorination of Electron-Rich Aromatics
M. Johnson, MChem Awarded in 2012 (Jesus College). Title: Fluorination Mediated Metal Free Cross-Coupling Chemistry
S. B. Calderwood, MChem Awarded in 2012 (Jesus College). Title: Molybdenum Catalysed Formation/Activation of Allylic C-F Bonds
T. Keller, MChem Awarded in 2013 (Hertford College). Title: Oxidative Fluorination of Aromatic and Heterocyclic Motifs
C. Tinworth MChem Awarded in 2013 (Pembroke College). Title: Nucleophilic Fluorination of Diazo Compounds
T. Khotavivattana, MChem Awarded in 2013 (Merton College). Title: Photoredox Catalysed Hydrotrifluoromethylation of Alkenes
J, Rosenqvist, MChem Awarded in 2013 (Corpus Christi College). Title: Chiral Selectfluor: A New Reagent for a New Reaction
A. Bajjon, MChem Awarded in 2014 (Merton College). Title: The Synthesis and Reactivity of [18F] Labelled 2,2-Difluoro-2-Arylacetic Acid Derivatives
J. Twilton, MChem Awarded in 2014 (Somerville College). Title: The Synthesis and Reactivity of α-Trifluoromethyl Diazo Compounds
K. R. Fisher, MChem Awarded in 2015 (Merton College). Title: [18F] Labeling of Alkenes for Application to Cancer Imaging
O. Tack, MChem Awarded in 2015 (St John’s College). Title: Synthesis of an Alpha-Synuclein 18F Tracer for Positron Emission Tomography
D. Ascough, MChem Awarded in 2015 (Merton College). Title: [18F] Labeling of Selective Mutant IDH1 Inhibitors
S. D. P. Fielden, MChem Awarded in 2015 (Hertford College). Title: Approached towards the 18F Radiolabelling of CF2 Containing Molecules
B. Hampshire, MChem Awarded in 2016 (Merton College). Title: The Synthesis and Characterisation of Fluorinated ATR Inhibitors
Y. Yang, MChem Awarded in 2017 (Merton College). Title: Synthesis and Reactivity of Fluorine-substituted Cyclobutanes
S. Jing, MChem Awarded in 2017 (Magdalen College). Title: Development of Novel Asymmetric Organocatalytic Azidation Reactions
C. Hall, MChem Awarded in 2018 (Somerville College). Title: Insight into the Chan-Evans-Lam Cross Coupling with Translational Potential in Nucleophilic Fluorination
J. Ford, MChem Awarded in 2019 (Magdalen College), Title: Development of new binam urea catalysts for asymmetric nucleophilic fluorinations
J. Knox, MChem Awarded in 2019 (Balliol College), Title: Synthesis and evaluation of guanidines as catalysts for fluorination with metal alkali fluorides
F. Nightingale, MChem Awarded in 2021 (Merton College), Title: Studies Towards N-F Bond Formation from Fluoride
G. Giuffredi, MChem Awarded in 2006 (Prof Jean-Louis Reymond, University of Berne, Switzerland). Title: New Synthetic Approach for the Synthesis of Fluorinated Vitamin D Analogues
A. Monney, MChem Awarded in 2008 (Prof Christian Bochet, University of Fribourg, Switzerland). Title: Synthesis
of Fluorinated Carbohydrate Analogues; Novel Methodologies based on Gold and Phosphine Catalysis
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Cecilia Anderson, 2021. Summer Studentship funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Research Bursary.