Christopher Cope (MNatSci)
Graduated from the University of Leeds in 2018 with a year in industry. His placement was at F. Hoffmann La-Roche in Basel working on an oncology project in early development department. During his final year project, Chris worked with Prof. John Blacker on development of continuous flow Cu-catalysed C-H activation reactions. After graduating, Chris worked for 9 months in the process research department at Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Stein, Switzerland on the optimisation of transition metal catalysts.
Alice Dean (MChem)
Graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2019. During her final year project, she worked with Dr. Chris Richards on the use of modified Josiphos ligands in asymmetric synthesis towards high ee. In 2017 she completed an RSC funded summer placement with Dr. Chris Richards on the asymmetric synthesis of 3-Substituted-2,3-dihydro-1H-2-benazepin-1-ones, contributing to a manuscript in preparation.
Connah Harris (MSci)
Graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. During his final year project, he worked with Dr Simon Hall FRSC working to find superconductive organic crystals comprised of halogenated chalcone molecules.
Jean-Paul Heeb (MSci)
Graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2019. Jean-Paul spent his final year research project working with Dr Liam Ball on the development of new organobismuth reagents for use in CH functionalisation. In 2017 he spent a year in Basel working in the drug discovery department of Hoffmann-La Roche.
Joseph Heeley (MChem)
Graduated from the University of Leeds in 2019. For his final year project, he worked with Prof. Steve Marsden on finding faster routes for the synthesis of tetrahyrdoquinolines. In 2018 he completed a summer placement with Prof. Adam Nelson, working on fragment decoration for fragment based drug discovery. Joseph was also the chair of the health and safety committee in the School of Chemistry.
Mehul Jesani (MSci)
Graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017. During his final year project, he worked with Professor Matthew Gaunt towards the total synthesis of the natural product, FR901483, via a C–H carbonylation reaction. After graduation, Mehul worked in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca for two years.
Jenny Jiang (MSc)
Graduated from UCL in 2019. In her masters project, she worked with Professor Jim Anderson on synthesising water soluble near IR dyes for photoacoustic tomographic imaging. She previously graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2017 from Imperial College London. And in 2018, worked as an intern at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland working on the selective ortho-metalation of fluoroarenes.
Felix de Courcy-Ireland (MSci)
Graduated from Imperial College London in 2019. In his final year project, he synthesized a model system to study the biogenesis of the marine natural product marilzanin under the supervision of Prof. Chris Braddock. He spent the summer of 2017 working in the laboratories of Dr. Andrew Ashley at Imperial College, working on Frustrated Lewis Pair chemistry - and in the summer of 2018 he worked for eight weeks in Seoul National University optimising the photoredox-catalysed formation of sulfones in the laboratories of Prof. Chulbom Lee.
Vanessa Juba (MChem)
Graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2019. During her final year project, she worked with Prof. William Kerr on developing a method for the one-pot deprotection and cross-coupling of isotopically labelled anilines. In 2017 she completed a summer placement with Dr. Marc Reid on understanding the role of anilinium salts in methylation reactions. During her years industrial experience, she worked in research and development for GlaxoSmithKline within the new chemical entities team.