The Dixon Group
Research in the Dixon lab is centred on the development of new, broadly useful, synthetic methodologies and their application to the synthesis molecules of importance in nature, biology, medicine and material science. We design and deploy new multifunctional cooperative catalysts and catalytic systems to uncover new reactivity and our interests span curiosity driven to target driven research themes.
Congratulations to Langui for winning a prize at the 4th Syngenta Postdoc Symposium for his work on "Iridium-catalyzed reductive functionalization of tertiary amides"
Welcome! This month we are joined by Mihai Popescu and Lucia Staronova, members of the SBM CDT 2018 cohort, for their four-month rotation projects.
Welcome! Welcome to Graziano, who is joining us as a visiting student.
Congratulations to Yao, who won the 'best flash presentation' prize at the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium in London, for his work on the total synthesis of himalensine A!
Welcome! Welcome to Julia, the latest postdoc to join the group.
Welcome to Jamie Leitch! Jamie is a new postdoc, joining us from the Frost group in Bath.
Poster Prizes! Congratulations to Moses and Yao, who won prizes at the Pfizer sponsored poster symposium.
Welcome to the group to new DPhil students Jonny and Michele, who are joining us as part of the Synthesis for Biology and Medicine CDT.
Goodbyes! Goodbye to both Joanne and Ioannis, who have been visiting students with us for the last six months, and to Geoffroy, who has been with us for the last year. We wish them all the best and look forward to publishing their work soon!
Congratulations to Milo, who has completed his part II year in the Dixon group!
SBM CDT Students
This month we are joined by Jonny and Oskar for their four month rotations in the Dixon group. Welcome!
Talk Prize Congratulations to Allegra for winning first prize at the 28th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry for her work on “asymmetric catalysis for the activation of functionalised isonitriles”.