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

6th October 2023
Today we welcome the arrival of Alberto, Nick and Szymon, who are joining the group for their DPhils.
25th September 2023
Welcome to this year's Part II students Cam, Eddie and Rob, as well as Rebecca, who is joining as a visiting masters student.
5th September 2023
A warm welcome to Lilla, who is joining the group as a posdoc.
28th August 2023
A fond farewell and best of luck to visiting PhD students Katka and Gabriele, who are returning to Bratislava and Perugia, respectively.