Karim graduated from the University College London with a first-class honours MSci degree, which included a final-year project under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Caddick and Dr. Vijay Chudasama working on hydroacylation chemistry. Upon the completion of his undergraduate degree, he conducted his PhD guided by Prof. Chris Braddock at Imperial College London working towards the synthesis of marine algae-derived brominated natural products, ultimately focussing in olefin metathesis, which included a year based at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) under the supervision of Dr Adam Meyer and Dr G. Paul Savage. Subsequently, Karim re-joined the Braddock group in a post doctoral research associate (PDRA) position to further investigate aspects of olefin metathesis.
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