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.

Positions Available

Fully funded PhD studentship on the development of new catalytic methodology for the construction of pharmaceutically relevant amines and heterocyclic structures is available. Please get in touch if you are interested!
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April 2017
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”.
March 2017
February 2017
SBM CDT Students This month we are joined by Antoine and Michele for their four month rotations in the Dixon group. Welcome!
January 2017
New Paper Moses’ paper on the “Discovery of a PCAF Bromodomain Chemical Probe” is out now.