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 of molecules of importance in nature, biology, medicine and materials 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.

If you are interested in finding out more about our research, or indeed in joining the group, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing Darren (

Group News

October 2019
Welcome to our new DPhil students Xing and Yaseen, and also to this year's Part IIs James, Maddie and Yutao.
September 2019
Congratulations to Pablo, Thomas and Lan-Gui, whose papers were all featured in this month's most read articles in Org Lett.
August 2019
Welcome to Haibin, who is joining us from Pharmaron for a Post Doc.
July 2019
Congratulations to Sam on passing his viva! Dr Ellis will begin working with Pharmaron later this year.