The research group comprises a mixture of Postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates with diverse research interests. Please, contact Prof. Alan Spivey for further information.

 

Current Postdocs
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Current PhD Students (Including 4year ICB MRes/PhD Students) 
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Alex Swan - 1st Year

Alex joined the group in October 2017 after completing an MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Bath. He is part of the ICB and his project is co-funded by the BHF. His project will focus on the characterisation of the interaction-between Popeye domain containing proteins and small molecule ligands. He is co-supervised by Prof. Thomas Brand. 

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Richard Thistlethwaite - 3rd year

Richard obtained his MChem at the University of Hull. Richard joined the group in October 2015 and his PhD is focused on the synthesis of chemical probes to enable next generation fungicides. His project is sponsored by the ICB-Grantham Institute Studentship.

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Kari Mosleh- 4th year 

Kari received a BA in Chemistry at Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed the  MRes Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering course at Imperial College working under the supervision of Chris Cordier. Her PhD is focused on the development of cross-coupling reactions using carbene precursors.

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Christian Nielsen- 3rd year 

Chris joined the group in October 2015. He did his MSci at Imperial College with his final year at NTU (Singapore). His PhD is focused on looking for engineering solutions to overcome chemical limitations; more specifically, making possible catalytic reactions with incompatible reaction conditions. He is co-supervised by Dr. Jordi Bures and Prof. Klaus Hellgardt. 

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Wouter Mooij - Writing up

Wouter joined the group in October 2014 after completing an MSci in Drug Discovery and Safety at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His PhD research is focused on the development of novel chemical probes to investigate the metabolism and mode of action of fungicides. He is co-supervised by Prof. Tony Cass, Dr. Rudiger Woscholski and Dr. Andy Coran (Syngenta).

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Ololade Adeniji - Writing up

Lola joined the group in October 2014 after completing an MSc in Chemical Biology and Drug Design at the University of Leeds. Her PhD research is focused on the development of novel chemical probes to investigate the metabolism and mode of action of insecticides. She is co-supervised by Prof. Tony Cass, Dr. Rudiger Woscholski and Dr. Miriam Daniels (Syngenta).

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Visiting students
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Current Final Year MSci/BSc Undergraduate Students & MRes Masters Students

  

  Charlie Farnham - MSci

Charlie is in his fourth year, currently completing his MSci in chemistry at imperial college. His masters project involves the asymmetric and catalytic amination of vaulted biaryls using a range of sulfonylating reagents to optimise the selectivity.

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Elizabeth Oluwanifemi Mogaji - Msci

Elizabeth Oluwanifemi Mogaji is a MSc student in her 5th year, returning after spending a year as an industrial placement student at GlaxoSmithKline. She is working on the Asymmetric organocatalytic desymmetrisation of prochiral phosphorylating reagents in the synthesis of phosphorothioate dinucleosides.

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Joel Wong Wen Han - BSc 

Joel is currently a 3rd year undergraduate at Imperial. He joined the group in October 2017 and his project is on a novel approach to optically pure NOBIN via organocatalytic kinetic resolution of BINOL derivatives.

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Yan Zhang - BSc

Yan Zhang is a third year Bsc student at Imperial. She joined the group in Oct 2017 and is currently working on her final year project. Her Bsc project is focused on the enantioenrichment of lilial, an α-chiral aldehyde, by thermodynamic deracemisation using proline salt via its enamine.

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