The research group comprises a mixture of Postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates with diverse research interests. Please, contact Prof. Alan Spivey for further information.

 

Current Postdocs
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 Christine Tran

Christine obtained her PhD in Organic chemistry at the laboratory of Pharmacological and toxicological chemistry and biochemistry, UMR 8601, CNRS/Paris Descartes University working on Quinoline-derived two-photon sensitive quadrupolar probes under the supervision of Prof. Peter Dalko. Her project, funded by the Fondation ARC Pour la Recherche sur le Cancer, is focused on  the synthesis of alpha-helix mimetics to block nuclear receptor PPI interfaces.

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Current PhD Students (Including 4year ICB MRes/PhD Students) 
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Richard Thistlethwaite - 2nd year

Richard obtained his MChem at the University of Hull. Richard joined the group in October 2015 and his PhD is focused on the synthesis of chemical probes to enable next generation fungicides. His project is sponsored by the ICB-Grantham Institute Studentship.

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Kari Mosleh- 2nd year 

Kari received a BA in Chemistry at Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed the  MRes Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering course at Imperial College working under the supervision of Chris Cordier. Her PhD is focused on the development of cross-coupling reactions using carbene precursors.

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Christian Nielsen- 2nd year 

Chris joined the group in October 2015. He did his MSci at Imperial College with his final year at NTU (Singapore). His PhD is focused on looking for engineering solutions to overcome chemical limitations; more specifically, making possible catalytic reactions with incompatible reaction conditions. He is co-supervised by Dr. Jordi Bures and Prof. Klaus Hellgardt. 

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Wouter Mooij - 3rd Year

Wouter joined the group in October 2014 after completing an MSci in Drug Discovery and Safety at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His PhD research is focused on the development of novel chemical probes to investigate the metabolism and mode of action of fungicides. He is co-supervised by Prof. Tony Cass, Dr. Rudiger Woscholski and Dr. Andy Coran (Syngenta).

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Ololade Adeniji - 3rd Year

Lola joined the group in October 2014 after completing an MSc in Chemical Biology and Drug Design at the University of Leeds. Her PhD research is focused on the development of novel chemical probes to investigate the metabolism and mode of action of insecticides. She is co-supervised by Prof. Tony Cass, Dr. Rudiger Woscholski and Dr. Miriam Daniels (Syngenta).

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Hossay Abas - Writing up

Hossay initially joined the group in October 2012 as an MSci student after spending her fourth year doing an industrial placement at GSK (Stevenage). For her PhD she is currently working on α-helix mimetics as anti-cancer leads.

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Visiting students
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Pol Hernandez

Pol is a BSc student at the University of Barcelona. He joined the group in February 2017 and is currently working on asymmetric phosphorylation via atropisomeric pyridine-N-oxide catalysis. He is sponsored by the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme.

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Adrian Gheata

Adrian is a 3rd year Bsc student at EPFL, Lausanne. He joined the group in January 2017 as an exchange student at Imperial College London and is currently working on the asymmetric desymmetrisation of meso-diols.

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Lukas Laetsch- Exchange Student

Lukas is a BSc student at ETH Zurich. He joined the group as a visiting student in January 2017 and is currently working on the total synthesis of Cordigol. He is sponsored by the Swiss-European Mobility Programme.

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Current Final Year MSci/BSc Undergraduate Students & MRes Masters Students

  

Monish Paul Nakhwal

Monish joined the group in January 2017 and is currently working on radiofluorination of germanium substitutes for toxic aryl stannanes used in PET imaging as part of his final year project.

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Youssef Shaalan - MSci Student

Youssef joined the group in October 2016 as a 4th year MSci student in Imperial College London. He is currently working on the total synthesis of hydroxy-evoninic acid via a benzylic ester rearrangement (BER).

 

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