Last Updated: September 2016

Previous Group Members


Ramsey Memorial Fellow

Bao Nguyen

2011-2012

Bao Nguyen has been a Ramsay Memorial Fellow at Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London since October 2010. He is working on activation of carbon dioxide for conversion into high value chemicals. His research interests include understanding and applying novel concepts in catalysis, using a wide range of state-of-the-art physical and analytical techniques. Bao did his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Dr John M. Brown. He then moved to Dr Michael C. Willis' group, where he developed the first Pd-catalysed coupling reaction employing sulfur dioxide. Before taking up his first independent position, he joined Dr Mimi Hii's group at Imperial College London as a post-doc, working to delineate the nature of the palladium species in different catalytic reactions and developing separation methods for these species. He left to take up a faculty position at Leeds University in August 2012. Nguyen group website: Nguyen group

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Yolanda Perez

2005-2007

Yolanda was a postdoc from Spain who did her undergraduate degree at the University of the Basque Country and the University of Saragosa. She completed her PhD at Bath under Dr Steve Bull and Dr Tony James on "New Strategies Using Binol-Boron Compounds in Organic Synthesis". In the Braddock group she worked on the synthesis of marine natural products.

  • "Bromonium Ion Induced Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentation in Model Obtusallene Systems and Structural Reassignment of Obtusallenes V-VII" - DOI
  • "The stereochemical course of bromoetherification of enynes" - DOI
  • "A biosynthetically-inspired synthesis of the tetrahydrofuran core of obtusallenes II and IV" - DOI

Romain Heck

2005-2006

Romain obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University Henry Poincar Nancy I in 2003. He joined the group in 2005 and worked in collaboration with Dr Nick Long and Prof Henry Rzepa using computational modelling to explore the synthesis, theory and the catalytic ability of a new class of transition metallocomplexes.

Andrea Ruggiero

2007

Andrea finished his PhD with Professor AGMB Barrett at Imperial and then moved downstairs for a post-doctoral stint in the Braddock group. He looked at the stereochemical course of intermolecular bromoetherification of enynes. Andrea is currently working at the MHRA as pharmaceutical assessor withing the drug licensing division. In his spare time Andrea plays Capoeira and enjoys dj-ing around London.

  • "The stereochemical course of bromoetherification of enynes" - DOI

Rebecca Pouwer

2007-2009

Rebecca graduated from her Ph. D. in 2008 from the University of Queensland, Australia, under the supervision of Dr. Craig Williams. During her Ph. D., Rebecca researched the bridgehead alkynylation of caged bicycles with silver acetylides, and worked towards the total synthesis of trans-crotonin. She joined the Braddock group in October 2007, and worked on bromonium ion chemistry. Rebecca left to take up a post with David Chen in Singapore.

  • "The Reaction of Aromatic Dialdehydes with Enantiopure 1,2-Diamines - an Expeditious Route to Enantiopure Tricyclic Amidines" - DOI
  • "Clarification of the Stereochemical Course of Nucleophilic Substitution of Arylsulfonate-Based Nucleophile Assisting Leaving Groups" - DOI
  • "Bromonium Ion Induced Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentation in Model Obtusallene Systems and Structural Reassignment of Obtusallenes V-VII" - DOI
  • "The Generation and Trapping of Enantiopure Bromonium Ions" - DOI
  • "The stereochemical course of bromoetherification of enynes" - DOI

Muhammad Yaqoob

2008-2010

Muhammad completed his Master degree from Karachi and obtained his D. Phil from lovely Oxford (St. Peter's College) under the supervision of Dr Mark Moloney. There he worked on the total synthesis of Oxazolomycin. He moved to Imperial College to work on the biomimetic synthesis of medium ring ethers, marine natural products from Laurencia species. He enjoys running and playing football and badminton. At the end of his 2 year post-doc here, Muhammad went off to work with Dr Geoff Brown at reading University

  • "Intramolecular Bromonium Ion Assisted Epoxide Ring-Opening: Capture of the Oxonium Ion with an Added External Nucleophile" - DOI
  • "Epimeric Face-Selective Oxidations and Diastereodivergent Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentations: Computational Modelling & Total Syntheses of 12-Epoxyobtusallene IV, 12-Epoxyobtusallene II, Obtusallene X, Marilzabicycloallene C and Marilzabicycloallene D" 'Featured Article' - DOI

PhD Students

Ben Perry

1999-2002

Ben graduated with an MChem from the University of Wales, Swansea in July 1999. For his final year project at Swansea he studied lithiation chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Keith Smith. He started his PhD at Imperial College in October 1999, as the first PhD student of Dr Chris Braddock. Ben's PhD was in the arena of Metal Free Asymmetric Catalysis. In 2003 Ben was working as a senior scientist at CellTech, Cambridge.

  • "Planar Chiral PHANOLs as Double Hydrogen-Bonding Donor Organocatalysts: Synthesis and Catalysis" - DOI
  • "Planar Chiral PHANOLs as Organocatalysts for the Diels-Alder reaction via Double Hydrogen Bonding to a Carbonyl Group" - DOI
  • "Improved Synthesis of (±)-4,12-Dihydroxy[2.2]paracylophane and its Enantiomeric Resolution by Enzymatic Methods: Planar Chiral (R)- and (S)-PHANOL" - DOI
  • "A Curious Aromatic Deacylation Reaction: Neighbouring Group Participation in pseudo-gemacylhydroxy[2.2]Paracyclophanes" - DOI

Jerome Peyralans

2000-2004

Jerome graduated from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse in 1998 where he obtained his Maitrise of Chemistry. He started his PhD in June 2000 and worked on the synthesis of novel asymmetric catalysts for the Mukaiyama aldol reaction. After his PhD he went to start a post-doc in Germany.

  • "A General Synthesis of Five, Six and Seven-Membered Silasultones via Dehydrative Cyclisation" - DOI

Ai Matsuno

2000-2004

Ai Matsuno graduated in March 2000 from Keio University in Yokohama, Japan. For her final year project at Keio University, she studied the synthesis of glycosidase inhibitors, pseudo sugars and was supervised by Professor Seiichiro Ogawa. She started her PhD at Imperial College under the supervision of Dr Chris Braddock in October 2000, investigating the the use of tandem catalytic processes. She went on to start a post-doc in Germany in April 2004.

  • "A Silicon-Centred Tetrafunctionalised Reagent for the Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction and a Concise Synthesis of Lyngbic Acid" - DOI
  • "The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction: Stereoelectronic Controlled Formation of (E)-Skipped Dienes Alcohols and a (Z)-Skipped Diene Modification" - DOI
  • "In situ tandem allylic acetate isomerisation-ring closing metathesis: 1,3-Dimesityl-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene ruthenium benzylidenes and palladium (0) phosphine combinations" - DOI

Roshni Bhuva

2000-2005

Roshni graduated from King's College London in July 2000 with a BSc. She started her PhD at Imperial College in October 2000 and worked on the synthesis of the fascinating polyhalogenated, bromoallene containing macrocyclic ether marine natural product Obtusallene IV.

  • "The stereochemical course of bromoetherification of enynes" - DOI
  • "A biosynthetically-inspired synthesis of the tetrahydrofuran core of obtusallenes II and IV" - DOI

Gemma Cansell

2001-2004

Gemma came to Imperial after graduating with an MChem from the University of Leicester. For her final year she worked for Dr Alison Stuart in organofluorous methodology. For her PhD she was investigating a novel method for catalytic asymmetric bromination. After her PhD Gemma was recruited by Pfizer at Sandwich.

  • "The Reaction of Aromatic Dialdehydes with Enantiopure 1,2-Diamines - an Expeditious Route to Enantiopure Tricyclic Amidines" - DOI
  • "Amidines as potent nucleophilic organocatalysts for the transfer of electrophilic bromine from N-bromosuccinimide to alkenes" - DOI
  • "Dimethylformamide, dimethylacetamide and tetramethylguanidine as nucleophilic organocatalysts for the transfer of electrophilic bromine from N-bromosuccinimide to alkenes" - DOI
  • "Ortho-Substituted Iodobenzenes as Novel Organocatalysts for Bromination of Alkenes" - DOI
  • "Bromoiodinanes with an I(III)-Br bond: preparation, X-ray crystallography and reactivity as electrophilic brominating agents" - DOI
  • "An Asymmetric Synthesis of Enantiopure Chair and Twist trans-Cyclooctene Isomers" - DOI
  • "(Diacetoxyiodo)-Lithium Bromide System as a Convenient Electrophilic Br+ Source" - DOI

Simon Ahmad

2002-2006

Simon was an Imperial graduate and started his PhD in 2002, working on paracyclophane chemistry.

  • "Amidines as potent nucleophilic organocatalysts for the transfer of electrophilic bromine from N-bromosuccinimide to alkenes" - DOI
  • "Dimethylformamide, dimethylacetamide and tetramethylguanidine as nucleophilic organocatalysts for the transfer of electrophilic bromine from N-bromosuccinimide to alkenes" - DOI
  • "A Preparative Microwave Method for the Isomerisation of 4,16-Dibromo[2.2]paracyclophane into 4,12-Dibromoparacyclophane" - DOI

Kiyotaka Tanaka

2003-2006

Kiyo graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2003 with a BA & MSci in Natural Sciences. His final year project under David Spring was the total synthesis of Laurifonine. Kiyo was sponsored by BASF for his PhD, jointly supervised by Prof David Chadwick in the Department of Chemical Engineering here at Imperial, and he was looking at aspects of olefin metathesis.

  • "Vacuum-driven anionic ligand exchange in Buchmeiser-Hoveyda-Grubbs ruthenium(II) benzylidenes" - DOI
  • "Anionic ligand exchange in Hoveyda-Grubbs ruthenium(II) benzylidenes" - DOI

Joanna Redmond

2004-2007

Joanna graduated from St Catherine's College, Oxford, with a BA & MSci. Her final year project was with Dr Anthony Fairbanks. She started her PhD working on bromination in October 2004, was viva'd in December 2007 and left IC to work for GSK.

  • "The Reaction of Aromatic Dialdehydes with Enantiopure 1,2-Diamines - an Expeditious Route to Enantiopure Tricyclic Amidines" - DOI
  • "The Generation and Trapping of Enantiopure Bromonium Ions" - DOI
  • "Amidines as potent nucleophilic organocatalysts for the transfer of electrophilic bromine from N-bromosuccinimide to alkenes" - DOI
  • "Fractional crystallisation of (+/-)-iso-amarine with mandelic acid: convenient access to (R,R)- and (S,S)-1,2-diamino-1,2-diphenylethanes" - DOI
  • "A convenient preparation of (+)-(1R,2R)- and (-)-(1S,2S)-1,2-diamino-1,2-diphenylethane" - DOI

Savade Solanki

2005-2009

Savade did his PhD research towards the synthesis of a marine natural product. Before this he did a year in Tony Barrett's laboratory in the research of new agents for Photodynamic Therapy. Savade finished his thesis and moved to the Institute of Cancer Research for a post doctoral position in Feb 2009.

  • "Bromonium Ion Induced Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentation in Model Obtusallene Systems and Structural Reassignment of Obtusallenes V-VII" - DOI
  • "A biosynthetically-inspired synthesis of the tetrahydrofuran core of obtusallenes II and IV" - DOI
  • "Epimeric Face-Selective Oxidations and Diastereodivergent Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentations: Computational Modelling & Total Syntheses of 12-Epoxyobtusallene IV, 12-Epoxyobtusallene II, Obtusallene X, Marilzabicycloallene C and Marilzabicycloallene D" 'Featured Article' - DOI

Anna Monta

2006-2012

Anna is originally from Cyprus and came to the UK to study Chemistry at Imperial College London. She spent a year in Germany working for Boehringer Ingelheim, and in her final year she worked under Prof. Alan Armstrong's supervision on the rearrangement of "push-pull" cyclopropanes. Following her graduation, she joined the Braddock group, working on aspects of Gold chemistry and was awarded her PhD in 2012.

  • "Total Synthesis of the Marine Metabolite (±)-Polysiphenol via Highly Regioselective Intramolecular Oxidative Coupling" - DOI

Thaïs Cailleau

2007-2011

Thaïs originally comes from the sunny south of France and came to the UK to do her master placement in Steve Davies group in Oxford. She then decided to stay in the UK a bit longer and joined the Braddock group to do her PhD working on selective bromonium ion formation. She really enjoyed living in London and thinks it would be the perfect city with more real hot sun and fantastic french food! Thais got her PhD in late 2011 and started work at Syngenta.

  • "The Reaction of Aromatic Dialdehydes with Enantiopure 1,2-Diamines - an Expeditious Route to Enantiopure Tricyclic Amidines" - DOI

Karl Bonney

2008-2012

Karl did his undergraduate degree at Imperial College, doing his fourth year MSci project working towards the synthesis of the core structure of the anticancer agent Mitomycin C, under the supervision of Mimi Hii. He joined the group for a PhD, and worked on biosynthetically-inspired natural product synthesis. He got his PhD in January 2012 and went off to post-doc with Franziska Schoenebeck at ETH Zurich.

  • "Intramolecular Bromonium Ion Assisted Epoxide Ring-Opening: Capture of the Oxonium Ion with an Added External Nucleophile" - DOI
  • "A Unifying Stereochemical Analysis for the Formation of Halogenated C15-Acetogenin Medium-Ring Ethers From Laurencia Species via Intramolecular Bromonium Ion Assisted Epoxide Ring-Opening and Experimental Corroboration with a Model Epoxide" - DOI
  • "Epimeric Face-Selective Oxidations and Diastereodivergent Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentations: Computational Modelling & Total Syntheses of 12-Epoxyobtusallene IV, 12-Epoxyobtusallene II, Obtusallene X, Marilzabicycloallene C and Marilzabicycloallene D" 'Featured Article' - DOI

Jared Marklew

2009-2013

Jared did his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield working in Ahmed Iraqi's group on the synthesis of carbazole based conjugated polymers for use in photovoltaic cells. As part of his degree he undertook an industrial placement at Pfizer pharmaceuticals and started a PhD in the Braddock group in 2009 with a CASE award from AstraZeneca (Arrow Therapeutics). Jared developed methods for the generation and trapping of enantiomerically pure bromonium ions.

  • "Enantiospecific bromonium ion generation and intramolecular capture: a model system for asymmetric bromonium ion-induced polyene cyclisations" - DOI
  • "An Enantiospecific Polyene Cyclisation Initiated by an Enantiomerically Pure Bromonium Ion" - DOI

Alex Jones

2010-2014

Alex did his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University. For his final year he worked with Steven Ley on the development of polymer supported oxidising agents. He did his PhD jointly supervised by Chris Braddock and Alan Armstrong, working on reaction kinetics of halogenation reactions. He likes going to the cinema, going out with friends and reading.

  • "Catalytic asymmetric bromolactonisation reactions using (DHQD)2PHAL-benzoic acid combinations" - DOI
  • Lauriane Buisson

    2010-2014

    Lauriane graduated from CPE Lyon, in 2010, with a Master's degree. She carried out her Master's project in the group of O. Piva, at the University Lyon 1, working on the synthesis of selective ligands of 5-HT7 receptors for medical imaging. She started her PhD in October 2010 under the joined supervision of Dr Braddock and Professor Barrett, working on a medicinal chemistry project. She really enjoys living in London, and particularly likes travelling and meeting people from around the world.

  • "Approaches to design non-covalent inhibitors for human granzyme B (hGrB)" - DOI
  • Simon Sung

    2011-2015

    Simon completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College. As part of his degree, he was undertook an industrial placement at the Home Office Scientific Development Branch. Under the supervision of James Wilton-Ely, he worked towards the synthesis of multimetallic MRI contrast agents for his final year MSci project. Simon joined the group co-supervised with Dr Rob Davies and Professor Alan Armstrong, working on understanding aspects of copper catalysed reactions. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and is a keen photographer. Simon left to take up a post-doc position at NUS Singapore working with Professor Rowan Young .

  • "Synthesis, Characterisation and Reactivity of Copper(I) Amide Complexes and Studies on Their Role in the Modified Ullmann Amination Reaction" - DOI
  • "Mechanistic Studies on the Copper-Catalyzed N‐Arylation of Alkylamines Promoted by Organic Soluble Ionic Bases" - DOI
  • James Campbell

    2010-2015

    James joined the group jointly co-supervised with Dr Rob Davies (chemistry) and Professor Andrew Livingston (chemical engineering).

  • "Hybrid polymer/MOF membranes for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN): Chemical modification and the quest for perfection" DOI
  • "Improving the permeance of hybrid polymer/metal–organic framework (MOF) membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) – development of MOF thin films via interfacial synthesis" - DOI
  • "Fabrication of Hybrid Polymer/Metal Organic Framework Membranes: Mixed Matrix Membranes versus In-Situ Growth" - DOI
  • Shaun Wood

    2012-2014

    Shaun joined the group jointly co-supervised with Dr Rob Davies and Professor Alan Armstrong. He enjoys a lot a of fencing and badminton in his free time, as well as good food!

    James Clarke

    2012-2016

    James stayed on in the group to do a PhD starting October 2012. He passed his PhD viva in September 2016.

  • "Epoxidation of Bromoallenes Connects Red Algae Metabolites by an Intersecting Bromoallene Oxide-Favorskii Mechanism" 'Hot Article' - DOI
  • "Epimeric Face-Selective Oxidations and Diastereodivergent Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentations: Computational Modelling & Total Syntheses of 12-Epoxyobtusallene IV, 12-Epoxyobtusallene II, Obtusallene X, Marilzabicycloallene C and Marilzabicycloallene D" 'Featured Article' - DOI
  • MRes Students

    Daniel Lee Byrom

    2010

    Dan carried out his undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle and moved to Imperial to undertake a MRes in Green Chemistry. In collaboration with Prof Tom Welton and Dr Chris Braddock, Dan was studying the use of ionic liquids in organic synthesis. Dan enjoys music production and riding his motorbike during his free time.

    Daniel Perks

    2011-2012

    Daniel joined the group as a MRes student on the Drug Discovery & Development course. Daniel graduated from Durham University with a Masters in Chemistry and his final year project was based on novel synthetic methodology for the formation of nucleotide pyrophosphates with Dr.David Hodgson. His project at IC focussed on the development and in vitro potency testing of novel conjugates for use in the treatment of cholangiocarcinomas, jointly supervised with Duncan Spalding. Daniel graduated with distinction on the DDD MRes and went on to start his PhD wirh Dr Erik Arstad at UCL.

    Alison Keating

    2012-2013

    Alison completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College, Dublin. For her final year project she worked under the supervision of Prof. Patricia Melnyk at Université Lille 2 developing potential anti-Alzheimer's compounds. She joined the group in 2012 as part of the MRes Drug Discovery & Development program, jointly supervised by Dr Woscholski, to develop molecular probes and selective inhibitors for protein tyrosine phosphatases. She graduated with distinction in August 2013 finishing top of the class.

    Günzu Oztas

    2013-2014

    Günzu joined the group on the DDD MRes programme jointly supervised with Rudiger Woscholski.

    Kipras Tornau

    2013-2014

    Kipras joined the group on the DDD MRes programme jointly supervised with Rudiger Woscholski.

    Joel Lee

    2013-2014

    Joel joined the group on the Green MRes programme jointly supervised with Rob Davies and Alan Armstrong.

    Jonathan Kwan

    2014-2015

    Jonathan joined the group on the Green MRes programme jointly supervised with Paul Lickiss.

    Monica Planchat

    2014-2015

    Monica Planchat joined the group on the DDD MRes programme looking at aspects of Antibody Drug Conjugates in collaboration with AntiKor Biopharma. She left to take up a PhD position at Kings College in October 2015.

    Mary Rose Ropner

    2014-2015

    Mary Rose joined the group on the DDD MRes programme looking at aspects of Antibody Drug Conjugates in collaboration with AntiKor Biopharma. She graduated and immediately took up a position in London as a healthcare analyst.

    Anna Duran Corbera

    2015-2016

    Anna joined the group on the Chemical Biology MRes programme jointly supervised with Rudiger Woscolski. She graduated with distinction.

    Philipp Rhein

    2015-2016

    Philipp joined the group on the Chemical Biology MRes programme jointly supervised with Rudiger Woscolski. He graduated with distinction.

    Albert Shi

    2015-2016

    Albert joined the group on the Catalysis MRes programme jointly supervised with Paul Lickiss. He graduated and stayed on in the Braddock Group to start his PhD as funded by the CSC.

    Abi Giri

    2015-2016

    Abi joined the group on the Catalysis MRes programme jointly supervised with Rob Davies.

    Fuyi Huang

    2015-2016

    Fuyi joined the group on the DDD MRes programme. He graduated with distinction.

    MSci Students

    Andrew Wildsmith

    1999-2000

    Andy did his final year project in the Braddock group, looking at Ru/Pd combinations for tandem processes.

    • "On the Use of Tandem Allylic Acetate Isomerisation and Ring-Closing Metathesis with Palladium (0) Phosphine Complexes and Ruthenium Benzylidenes as Orthogonal Catalysts" - DOI

    Edward Walker

    1999-2000

    Ed joined the group in 1999 and looked at some silylcyclopropane chemistry.

    Michael Badine

    2000-2001

    Mike worked in the Braddock group lab for the final year project of his Masters in 2000. He worked on the development of a novel Sakurai-type reaction. Mike left Imperial to do a PhD at Bristol University with Prof. Varinder Aggarwal.

    • "The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction: Stereoelectronic Controlled Formation of (E)-Skipped Dienes Alcohols and a (Z)-Skipped Diene Modification" - DOI
    • "The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction: Stereoelectronic Controlled Formation of (E)-Skipped Dienes" - DOI

    Lynsey Geldeard

    2001-2002

    Lynsey did her final year MSci project in the group in 2001, working on the enantioselective synthesis of deacyl irciniasulfonic acid.

    Margarita Rodriguez-Lens

    2001-2002

    Margarita worked in the Braddock group in 2001 for the final year project of her Masters. She worked on the development of a novel Sakurai-type reaction.

    • "The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction: Stereoelectronic Controlled Formation of (E)-Skipped Dienes Alcohols and a (Z)-Skipped Diene Modification" - DOI

    Christopher Cullen

    2002-2003

    Chris undertook his final year project in the Braddock group with further studies towards the enantioselective synthesis of deacyl irciniasulfonic acid.

    Alan O'Boyle

    2002-2003

    Alan's project involved developing a Z-selective Prins-type reaction.

    Harun Rashid

    2003-2004

    Harun did the final year project for his Masters in the group in 2003, on the total synthesis of natural product Malyngamide A.

    Gordon Douglas

    2003-2004

    Gordon worked in the Braddock Group in 2003 for the final year of his Masters at Imperial College. He worked on the development of [2.2]paracyclophane chemistry. He then went to do a PhD with Prof. Sue Gibson.

    • "A Preparative Microwave Method for the Isomerisation of 4,16-Dibromo[2.2]paracyclophane into 4,12-Dibromoparacyclophane" - DOI

    James Kitulagoda

    2004-2005

    James was in the Braddock lab in 2004 for the final year of his Masters at Imperial. He was working on developing a medium-sized ring-closing model.

    Patrick Philips

    2004-2005

    Patrick did his final year MSci project in the group in 2004, working on paracyclophane chemistry.

    Dilraj Judge

    2005-2006

    Dil was a final year Masters student at Imperial College in 2005. She worked on the Prins reaction.

    Lillian Kwok

    2005-2006

    Lil did her final year MSci project in the Braddock group in 2005, working on halogenated natural product synthesis and catalytic bromination.

    • "The Generation and Trapping of Enantiopure Bromonium Ions" - DOI

    Simon Nance

    2006-2007

    Simon joined the group in 2006 and looked a catalytic asymmetric approach to a halogenated natural product for his project.

    Bingli Mo

    2006-2007

    Bingli did her final year project in the group in 06/07 working on the synthesis of marine natural products the malygamides.

    Daniel Trofimczuk

    2007-2008

    Dan did his final year project in the braddock group working on bromoetherifcation reactions.

    Jennifer Lloyd

    2007-2008

    Jen joined the Braddock group in 2008 and looked at the possibility of using some nucleophile assisting leaving groups in the synthesis of the obtusallenes.

    Serkan Osman

    2008-2009

    Serkan's project involves the biomimetic synthesis of natural products via enantiopure bromonium ions. In his past time he enjoys rock climbing and working on art, he also likes cooking when ever he gets the chance.

    Tim Barrett

    2010-2011

    Tim joined the group for a summer undergraduate research project and decided to continue with the group for his master's project. Tim worked on and completed the total synthesis of (±)-Polysiphenol. Tim enjoys travelling around the globe as much as he can and visits back to his home county of Essex. He moved upstairs to start his PhD in the Barrett group starting October 2011.

    • "Total Synthesis of the Marine Metabolite (±)-Polysiphenol via Highly Regioselective Intramolecular Oxidative Coupling" - DOI

    Ed Moore

    2010-2011

    Ed investigated rearrangement reactions of halogenated compounds. When he isn't in the lab, Ed enjoys sailing and also playing and watching rugby.

    • "Verification of stereospecific dyotropic racemisation of enantiopure D and L-1,2-dibromo-1,2-diphenylethane in non-polar media" - DOI

    Alison Gao

    2011-2012

    Alison joined the group to work on the synthesis of halogenated natural products. After she graduated with a first class degree, she headed west to take up PhD position at Columbia University, New York.

    • "Studies Towards the Synthesis of Halomon: Asymmetric Hexafunctionalisation of Myrcene" - DOI

    James Clarke

    2011-2012

    James joined the group to work on the synthesis of halogenated natural products. He graduated with a first class degree and stayed on in the group to start a PhD in October 2012.

    David Freeman

    2012-2013

    Dave joined the group in October 2012 to do his final year MSci project on the total synthesis of a halogenated marine natural product. As part of his degree he completed a year in industry at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage as a member of the fragment chemistry group. He can also play ukulele, make excellent haloween costumes and is currently trying his best to learn mandarin. He has two fish. Dave graduated in June 2013, and left to take up a PhD position with Hugo Bronstein at UCL.

    Dan-Tiberiu Sbircea

    2012-2013

    Tibi joined the group in October 2012 for his final year project. He worked on the synthesis of a putative biogenetic precursor to the red algae Laurencia C15-Acetogenin medium ring ethers. In his spare time, Tibi enjoys cooking, ping-pong and fishing. He graduated in June 2013 with a first class degree, winning the runner up prize for best organic talk at the final year MSci presentations, and also the prize for best organic project. He stayed on at Imperial starting a PhD with Prof Iain McCulloch in October 2013.

    • "Proof-of-Principle Direct Double Cyclisation of a Linear C15-Precursor to a Dibrominated Bicyclic Medium-Ring Ether Relevant to Laurencia Species" - DOI

    Jackie Leung

    2013-2014

    Jackie joined the group in October 2013 for his final year MSci project, looking at developing new radical chain processes. He enjoys bowling and cycling in his free time; learning Japanese is also one of his interests. He likes travelling and has been to several European countries over the years since he came to the UK.

    Mariko Whyte

    2013-2014

    Mariko joined the group in October 2013 for her MSci project on the enantioselective total synthesis of a halogenated marine natural product. She had just come from a year in Industry in Germany working in the combinatorial chemistry group at Boehringer-Ingelheim. Outside the lab she enjoys cooking, hiking, and bell ringing.

    • "Studies Towards the Synthesis of Halomon: Asymmetric Hexafunctionalisation of Myrcene" - DOI

    Wenyi Chen

    2014-2015

    Wenyi joined the group in 2014 for her final year project. Wenyi stayed on at Imperial for a PhD with Dr Mark Crimmin.

    Janie Anka-Lufford

    2014-2015

    Janie joined the group in 2014 for her final year project. Janie stayed in London after graduating to work as a mentor in a Tower Hamlets' school

    Iuliana Maria

    2015-2016

    Iuliana joined the group for her final year project working on halogenated natural products. Iuliana graduated with a 1st class degree and stayed on at Imperial to start a PhD with Prof Iain McCulloch .

    Areeb Mahtey

    2015-2016

    Areeb joined the group looking at bromoallene chemistry for his final year project. Areeb graduated with a 1st class degree and left for Cambridge to start a PhD with Prof Shankar Balasubramanian.

  • "Stable Bromoallene Oxides" - DOI
  • Sascha More

    2016-2017

    Sascha will join the group investigating novel routes to polyene cyclisation precursors.

    Daniel O'Reilly

    2016-2017

    Dan joined the group investigating aspects of bromoallene oxide chemistry.

    BSc Students

    Philippa Owens

    2011

    Philippa joined the group to investigate some kinetic resolutions of [2.2]paracyclophane derivatives.

    Meha Shah

    2012

    Meha joined the group to investigate the synthesis of some fluorescent labelleled compounds.

    Joel Lee

    2013

    Joel joined the group for his BSc project in Spring term 2013. He graduated with a first class degree in June 2013.

    Jaren Soo

    2013

    Jaren joined the group in October 2013 for his final year BSc project. He studied the epoxidation of bromoallenes. When not in the lab preoccupied with getting a good yield of his products, Jaren can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes to satisfy his cravings for food. He also likes to be up close with nature, be it the Gullfoss of Iceland or hiking up Mt Hallasan in Jeju Island, South Korea. Photography is also one of his other hobby that compliments his travelling. Other than that he could be just lazing on the couch on a Sunday afternoon with his Korean drama. He graduated in June 2014 with a first class degree.

    Qamarul Bin Abd Rashid

    2015

    Qamarul joined the group in 2015 for his final year project, looking at an aspect of chemistry of bromoallenes.

    Jenny Jiang

    2016

    Jenny joined the group for the Autumn term 2016 for her final year BSc project.

    Shijia Zhu

    2017

    Shijia joined the group for the Spring term 2017 for her final year BSc project.