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Jonathan Clayden to move to Bristol

12 June 2014

Professor Jonathan Clayden will join the School of Chemistry at Bristol in August 2015.

Jonathan Clayden profile pictureThe School of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Jonathan Clayden will move to Bristol in August 2015. 

Jonathan Clayden is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester and his research focuses on the construction of molecules with defined shapes – in particular those where control of conformation and limitation of flexibility are important. More specifically, his research covers three main areas, namely rational conformational control, new molecular reactivity and the synthesis of neuroactive and other bioactive compounds. More details about his research interests can be found at:

In addition to Jonathan’s research activities, he is also one of the authors of the best-selling text book ‘Organic Chemistry’ (Clayden, Greeves, and Warren) used by chemistry students worldwide.

Professor Norman, Head of the School of Chemistry at Bristol says, “I am delighted that Jonathan will join the School of Chemistry next year. His research is wide-ranging and of the highest quality and will complement and enhance key research strengths here at Bristol. Furthermore, I am certain that his reputation as a teacher and text book author will be welcomed by all our students and further establish Bristol Chemistry’s reputation for excellence in research and education.

Professor Chris Willis, Head of the Organic and Biological Section says, “It is an exciting prospect to have Jonathan join us next summer. He is an internationally renowned chemist who has received many awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry and Industry. He will add further breadth and depth to our mainstream chemistry research portfolio and will also have significant impact more widely in biological and physical sciences. His reputation in teaching is outstanding and he will further enhance the educational experience of our undergraduates and postgraduates.”

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