Tilden Prize 2016 Winner


Professor Véronique Gouverneur
Professor Véronique Gouverneur
University of Oxford

 

Awarded for her interdisciplinary work in the area of organofluorine chemistry and radiochemistry, and the impact of her discoveries in medicine

 

 


About the Winner


Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (LLN, Belgium), under the supervision of Professor L Ghosez. In 1992, she moved to a postdoctoral position with Professor R Lerner at the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA). She accepted a position of Maître de Conférence at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France). She worked with Dr C Mioskowski and was Associate Member of the ISIS Institute directed by Professor J-M Lehn during this period. She started her independent research career at the University of Oxford in 1998, as a faculty member of the Chemistry department. 

Her research aims at developing new approaches to address long-standing problems in the synthesis of fluorinated analogues of natural products, pharmaceutical drugs and probes for PET imaging. Since her appointment in Oxford, she holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College Oxford where she teaches organic chemistry. She is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford since 2008, and her research has been published in > 160 peer-reviewed publications and presented at > 120 conferences.


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